In the darkest moments of your life, you must be able to put yourself first in order to remain positive and focused. Modern ambitious people work long hours, balancing stress and family life, and they all deserve a break. Setting clearly defined goals for myself becomes much easier with the aid of a positive attitude and a clearer outlook on life. Stay motivated with the following quotes designed to reinvigorate you and restore your determination for facing the struggles in life with a confident outlook. (Image Credit)
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”
William Arthur Ward
I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
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.
Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.
Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise willpower, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind.
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
You must stay focused on the end result to achieve your goals.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
I know when I stay focused, good things will undoubtedly happen.
Some of the steps you take may end up being detours or out-and-out mistakes. By staying focused on your vision, though, you’ll find even those steps useful in the creating process.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
By celebrating the small stuff and feeling gratitude for it, things you never noticed before will come into focus.
We ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don t want, we ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward.
My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.
To focus means to bring your attention to the center, to concentrate on one thing intently in order to gain clarity.
Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.
James Arthur Ray
It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing.
Paul And Tracey Mcmanus
Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.
You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Alexander Graham Bell
Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.
Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world? Focus on your main duty .
You are more likely to acquire power by narrowing your focus and applying your energies, like the sun’s rays, to a limited range of activities in a small number of domains.
Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.
In turn, then, you can be an inspiration for those who have not yet begun to try. They can look at you and what you accomplished and take heart from your efforts. This is a good way to focus and move yourself forward.
Doing acts of mercy gets me out of myself. It gets my focus off of me and onto other people.
Given that we cannot manage time, we must focus on what we can manage. And what we can manage are the choices we make and actions we take with the time we have.
It’s important to focus on what we do best and master one craft at a time.
You can do anything as long as you have the p*ssion, the drive, the focus, and the support.
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
The goal is not perfection but rather a posture of moving toward healthy habits and characteristics.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Any artist that’s involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.
We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.
Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary.
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others.
Some people will focus their mind on discovering or inventing more reasons why they shouldn’t pursue their dream than they do in making a list of why they should pursue their dream.
A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Our focus is our future, and what we focus on will multiply in our life.
The inability to prioritize and focus also contributes to procrastination.
90% of every art form is garbage – dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that’s good, suck it up, and drive on.
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.
Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
When you focus not on what you want, but on what you have, you end up getting more of what you want anyway.
Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
Barbara De Angelis
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz probably couldn’t play the trumpet very well.
Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.
Focus means eliminating distractions, not just from other people, but the things we do to distract ourselves.
Learning how to rein in your thoughts and focus is going to help you to achieve your goals in life. Without focus, you can never achieve anything.
If you can’t live through adversity, you’ll never be good at what you do. You have to live through the unfair things, and you have to develop the hide to not let it bother you and keep your eyes focused on what you have to do.
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg