One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.
Discovering what you really want saves you endless confusion and wasted energy.
Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Concentration can be cultivated