Quotes that Help You Stay Focused and Motivated


Stay focused and make it happen

Focus is key to achieving your goals.  It does not matter what it is that you want to do, you will need to focus.  Do not look to the left of you, nor to the right of you, but straight ahead.

If your goal is to lose weight, make healthy lifestyle changes, start a blog, succeed at being an entrepreneur, be the best at what you do, then the key ingredient is focus.  Focusing and not letting anything or anyone get you off path is what will help you reach your goals.


~17 Quotes that Help You Stay Focused and Motivated~


“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” ~ John Wooden

“The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” ~ Mozart

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser focus.” ~ Bruce Lee

“You can’t cross a sea by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The sun’s energy warms the world.  But when you focus it through a magnifying glass, it can start a fire.  Focus is powerful.” ~ Alan Pariser

“If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t sit back and hope it will happen.  You’ve got to make it happen.” ~ Chuck Norris

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” ~ Anonymous

“It is a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do.” ~ John Adams

“Visualize the thing you want.  See it, feel it, believe it.  Make your mental blueprint and begin.” ~ Robert Collier

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” ~ Dennis P. Kimbro

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity;  the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

“All great achievements require time.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Success is dependent upon glands – sweat glands.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.” ~ Brian Tracy

“You may have to travel on a different road, but as long as you arrive at your destination, that’s all that matters.” ~ Evelyn Parham

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  1. Uche Ohia says:

    Just what i need to get me going. thanks for sharing.

  2. Ben says:

    Thanks for the quotes evelyn. I snagged a couple of these for my personal notes 😛 (Collier and Tracy).

    I also noticed that you’re vegan. Me too, for about 5 years. Way to go!

    Have an incredible day,


  3. Susana says:

    “Visualize the thing you want. See it, feel it, believe it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.” ~ Robert Collier – This is one of my favorites.

    Believing in yourself and your dreams is so important to keep you going.

    Great food for thought 😀


    • Hi Susana,

      I like that quote too.

      So true, when we lose belief in ourselves, it is hard to achieve be successful in whatever our dreams are.

      Take care,


  4. Jason Mitchev says:

    I like this one:

    “The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” ~ Mozart

    Simplest approach to getting things done is usually the most effective.

  5. Olivia says:

    These quotes really motivate me hehe, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – my favorite one, its so true.

  6. These are great quotes Evelyn. It is so important to stay focused but not always easy to do. Have a great weekend!

  7. Henway says:

    Great quotes, especially yours =) I also think there are many ways to reach your destination.

  8. Dorthe says:

    Inspiring post! I particularly like Rabindranath Tagore’s quote. Thank you for sharing them!

  9. An awesome post; very motivating and encouraging. Thanks so much! Samantha

  10. Christian Hollingsworth says:

    Laser focus, laser focus, laser focus. That seems to be the theme I’m seeing from so many different sources lately. Whether a successful business man, Mozart, etc…they all seem to have it. A focus that is incredible, for one item at a time. Multitasking is out – focus is in.

  11. Carolyn says:

    Evelyn, these are great quotes and so inspiring. I love yours, thank you. 🙂

  12. Dia says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    These are some excellent and inspiring quotes on focus and concentration. If we want to achieve anything, we have got to focus and concentrate. I love the quotes by Robert Collier and Dennis Kimbro 😉 Thanks for sharing my friend

  13. TrafficColeman says:

    Great encouraging words to get a person spirits going.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

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