It wasn’t long ago you were setting your new year goals, full of motivation to make this year the best one ever. However, now you’re struggling to stay focused. Whenever you sit down to do what you need to do, you get distracted or lack enthusiasm.

As frustrating as it is, you may find solace in knowing that this is an extremely common situation for many people. But, this doesn’t mean your hopes and dreams are dead by any means. Staying focused is not easy, but it’s totally possible.

One of the biggest reasons we struggle to focus is because of distractions. So start by removing all distractions; turn off the TV, leave your phone in another room, lock your door if you have to. Make sure that nothing or no one can disturb you. What’s more, make sure you’re setting aside sufficient time to do what you need. So schedule it into your day or week rather than just waiting until you have the time and energy to work on it.

Finally, before you begin the task at hand, bring some motivation into your being by reading empowering and inspirational focus quotes like these ones.

1. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

2. “Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.” – Scott Cook

3. “FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

4. “Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins

5. “Focus on the solution, not on the problem.” – Jim Rohn

6. “I pursue this dream and carry on. I don’t dwell too much on the outside, I just focus on the inside.” – Conor McGregor

7. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

8. “Focusing on what you don’t have keeps you too preoccupied to enjoy the things you do have!” – Andrew Farland

9. “Focus means eliminating distractions, not just from other people, but the things we do to distract ourselves.” – Catherine Pulsifer

10. “Your focus should be on creating an environment where growth can occur and then letting nature take its course.” – Patrick Lencioni

11. “It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.” – Carli Lloyd

12. “The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.” – Joe Biden

13. “Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on.” – Warren Buffett

14. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

15. “To focus means to bring your attention to the center, to concentrate on one thing intently in order to gain clarity.” – Cheryl Richardson

16. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

17. “Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” – Mark Twain

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

19. “You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” – Sabrina Bryan

20. “Stay focused, ignore the distractions, and you will accomplish your goals much faster.” – Joel Osteen

21. “Where focus goes, energy flows. And if you don’t take the time to focus on what matters, then you’re living a life of someone else’s design.” – Tony Robbins

22. “Focus like a laser, not a flashlight.” – Michael Jordan

23. “If you want to survive the zombie apocalypse, you need to focus on increasing your stamina.” – Tom Payne

24. “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.” – Eric Phillips

25. “Focus on the possibilities for success, not on the potential for failure.” – Napoleon Hill

26. “Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.” – Peter McWilliams

27. “Focusing is about saying No.” – Steve Jobs

28. “What you focus on grows. What you concentrate on is what you see more of in your life.” – Robin S. Sharma

29. “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill

30. “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.” – Patton Oswalt

31. “Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.” – John Carmack

32. “I know how to stay focused on a mission.” – Mike Pompeo

33. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

34. “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.” – Byron Pulsifer

35. “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.” – Karen Salmansohn

36. “Prioritizing sharpens your vision so you can focus on the most important things.” – Myles Munroe

37. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on one.” – Jack Ma

38. “If you focus on what you don’t want, then that’s where you’ll keep steering your ship.” – Clare Josa

39. “It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino

40. “I learned to focus and work hard and not give up. I learned that every obstacle is really an opportunity.” – Jenna Ushkowitz

41. “Clarity affords focus.” – Thomas Leonard

42. “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” – Bill Gates

43. “Efficiency and focus are the keys to success.” – Robert Crais

44. “Women in my focus groups, they say a bald man is trustworthy. He has nothing to hide.” – Kellyanne Conway

45. “I can multitask very well. But I know exactly when to block off anything coming in from the outside and just stay focused on the film.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “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.” – Brian Tracy

47. “When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

49. “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.” – Barack Obama

50. “When you fully focus your mind, you make others attracted to you.” – Toba Beta

No one ever said the road to success is an easy one. Distractions, loss of motivation, and low energy will always come up whenever you’re working to achieve something great. But the difference between achieving your goals or not is whether you allow these things to stop you from moving forward.

Reading motivational focus quotes every day before you start working will remind you what your priorities are and why accomplishing your goals is essential. Then, through building your willpower and discipline, you’ll continue to take action and will finish the year feeling proud of your achievements rather than disappointed with your failures.


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