We’ve collected the best Focused Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jojo Moyes, Sal Albanese, Dane Cook, Michael Strahan, Tammy Duckworth. Use them as an inspiration.
The world’s greatest city – New York City – deserves a government that works for all New Yorkers. That starts with a mayor who is independent from party bosses and special interests, who isn’t afraid to be honest with the people, and who is focused on the issues New Yorkers care about most.
When I got to Iraq, my world focused in on one mission. It was incredibly rewarding.
I’m staying focused and clear about what I want in life, and I’m going to get it, man.
When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the ‘Waco hearings,’ conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking.
Usually, in any revolution people are focused on who wants to have the most power. But the most important thing is the laws that are written during that time.
I’ve focused on making sure we have talented teachers and principals in our schools through proposals like the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act and the Presidential Teachers Corps.
There were butterflies, otherwise, you’re not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game.
I remember when President Bush, George W. Bush, came into office, he focused on No Child Left Behind, and with – and before very long, suddenly, Republicans were thought of as being as interested and as competent in education as Democrats, and why? Because they were talking about it and doing something about it.
I will have no distractions in my administration because we focused on doing what’s best for the people of the state.
You can’t talk about life without talking about politics. You have to have both. If you’re just a political person, you’re going to burn out. If you, as an artist, are just focused inward, you’re going to eventually be irrelevant.
But, when we started our product portfolio, we focused the mixed signal requirements first for image processing devices and then in audio applications, targeting our technology into the growing use of digital technology in consumer markets.
I want a counter-terrorism regime that is proportionate, focused and transparent.
I’m not focused on the gay and lesbian movement.
Human trafficking robs victims of their basic human rights, and it occurs right under our noses. Many efforts have been focused in other regions of the world, but this is a major problem here at home.
As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.
We don’t see very far in the future, we are very focused on one idea at a time, one problem at a time, and all these are incompatible with rationality as economic theory assumes it.
My sister taught me addition and subtraction and multiplication and division, so by the time I got to school, I knew it all, and when we’d do the times tables, I was just focused on doing it faster than anybody else. I already had the information, so it just got me to focus on excellence.
The beauty about the playoffs is how you make an adjustment, how you come back game-to-game, and to be locked in and focused to win.
Historically, the mobile industry has been focused on the consumer, getting better performance and throughput to their devices.
I was never focused on me, me, me all the time. I was always focused on somebody else.
For me, I think being a conservative means you are focused on all four key principles: strong defense, lower taxes, less spending, and defending traditional American values.
What I’m really focused on is connecting people around shared interests, so together they can make good stuff happen. I’m more focused on helping people discover their power as individuals, but through those connections with one another.
I think Republicans really need to be disciplined, to stay focused on sustained economic growth.
Every year I just kept going back to gymnastics, but I didn’t start out training 10 hours a day. When I turned 10 or 11, I got more serious and I focused a lot on making it to the elite level, and from there I just kept going.
I’m very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I’m just living according to the standards of the world.
Stay focused on the mission.
My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach.
Much of the international unease with the Sochi Games has focused on the threat of terrorism, Putin’s domestic repressiveness, and the Russian campaign of anti-gay propaganda.
I hadn’t focused on mechanics since I signed professionally.
My parents – my mother, particularly – were very focused on our succeeding. I loved my parents, and was very grateful to them for everything, and I didn’t want to disappoint them.
It was by design that we mostly used pictures that you could not necessarily see what was going on, and that didn’t really focus in on the band, but instead focused in on a theme.
In Quebec, we’re less inhibited artistically, culturally, politically. We’re less focused on box office and comparing our films to the American films.
There’s no day that is the same as the day before. So you have to be energized; you have to be focused.
We need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children’s innate quest for information and understanding.
Everyone has tests in their life. They come in lots of different forms. I had two or three together, which definitely challenged me as a person and as a sportsman. The big thing is how you react to those situations. You want to come out positively at the other end, and that’s what I focused on doing.
The Right has focused on expanding economic liberty through tax cuts, free trade, and deregulation.
I’m not focused on what other people think of me.
For me, the making of exhibitions has always had to do with dialogue: a concentrated, in-depth, focused dialogue with artists, who keep teaching me that exhibitions should always invent new rules for the game.
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.
Being black, I’m involved in the reparations movement. It’s focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.
In fall 2007, I stood at the midway point of completing my undergraduate studies at Columbia. I studied every moment that I wasn’t sitting in class. I was very focused on maintaining a solid GPA, so I could go on to law school.
I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years, but I’m not a scientist and am focused on the short-term – what will happen in the interim.
Back in high school, I went on dates, but I was too focused on my career. My parents were like, ‘It’s nice to have a boyfriend, but it’s even nicer to own your house when you’re 21.’
I was on the football team because I wanted to experience the different iconic social classes of high school. So football for me was an attempt to socially integrate in an interesting way. And then I didn’t like it anymore and stopped doing it and focused more on drama and science and other forms of art and music.
More than 100 million women have worn my clothing and accessories,, and that’s so fulfilling. My skincare line proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to have beautiful skin. I’ve loved acting but if I never played another role and just focused on my business, I’d be happy.
I get so many requests for interviews. If I talk to everyone, we can’t do our job with our customers and work on our software. It would be hard to stay focused.
It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.
I’d rather spend my time with grape growers than actors. In the film industry, all the money is focused on television and the stupidity of American cinema.
I’m happy and I’m focused on my work… it’s incredible to be able to work with 20th Century Fox and to keep opening doors for Mexicans and Latins in the United States.
I try to stay focused on my creativity.
You have to know what you’re doing to help people and have an important stance in life. You can only do that by staying focused, and I can’t lose focus for a second.
Sometimes, when you are in a really constrained situation, it makes you more focused about what you want to say and where you’re heading. The most beautiful love poems that were ever written are sonnets, composed in a very constraining form.
My mind is constantly creating and searching, but I can’t make myself put the right words on paper until I’m ready. Once I’m ready, I’m a focused, disciplined writer who will put in twelve hours a day at the computer, but I also spend a lot of time away from the computer getting to that point.
I’ll tell you, Liz Cheney is going to be a very good candidate. I worked with her during the Bush campaigns. She’s smart, she’s focused, she’s disciplined – and she’s got a great back story. She’s got a large family. She’s a great mom. And she’s a hard worker. I think she’s going to be a very effective campaigner.
Obama’s foreign policy is strangely self-centered, focused on himself and the United States rather than on the conduct and needs of the nations the United States allies with, engages with, or must confront.
In the last two years, the amount of legislation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures has been really unprecedented, that has focused on reproductive rights.
I’m very focused when I’m making a movie, but I’m also a fantastic multitasker.
Ray Leonard is more the family man, kind of quiet. He’s not as outgoing as Sugar Ray Leonard. Sugar Ray Leonard was very determined, very focused, very outgoing and very selfish, if you will. There are two different individuals there.
In retrospect, I do think it’s fair to say that we were overly idealistic and focused on more of the good parts of what connecting people and giving people a voice can bring.
If you’re in government, the right thing to do is be focused on solving real problems and asking what’s the best solution to a particular problem.
What really got me focused on cancer was when my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, and even though she was a well-to-do person, I found that her treatment costs were crippling.
I spent most of the early years of my walk with God focused on what was wrong with me. Most of us probably do that, hoping to change ourselves.
My commitment is to Los Angeles, so whatever helps this continue to be a great city, that’s what I would be focused to do, and the Dodgers are certainly iconic to Los Angeles.
Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value – fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen value and expanding or adding those that enhance value.
For too long, we have focused on our differences – in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs – rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together.
When you do everything to make the very best product, it also means you’re very focused on just a few products.
Anything you’re trying to will is focused on the future; it’s always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.
Competition gives me energy. It keeps me focused.
I eat very clean, healthy food at all times because I’m very focused about keeping myself in shape.
I can’t change my personality. I’ll always smile, but I’ll be more focused.
When it comes to work, I am focused. I work like a maniac.
I think one of the mistakes actors make is we’re so focused on what we’re going to say.
Stay open-minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything: become a well-rounded fighter – don’t just be good at one thing; be good at everything.
Working with Michael Chiklis is a lesson in professionalism and staying focused. That’s what Chiklis brings all day long.
It is very important to remain fit and focused.
Archers are pretty focused.
All of my youth growing up in my Italian family was focused around the table. That’s where I learned about love.
That’s one strength that Stevie has. She’s really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
I’m just kind of focused on playing the game and try to get better at certain things and wipe the slate clean every night.
I do think that humanitarians and journalists alike have focused on all the things that go wrong, and that they sometimes leave the perception in the public that the war on poverty has been lost. That Africa is just a bottomless pit of despair. When, in fact, really the opposite is true on both fronts.
You definitely have to be focused at certain times in your life and in your career, but at the end of the day, there’s only so much you can do. Then you just have to chock it up to fate.
The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice.
I’m always just focused on being great where I’m at and blooming where I’m planted.
So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
Look at this generation, with all of its electronic devices and multitasking. I will confidently predict less success than Warren, who just focused on reading.
The FBI. is a massive culture. It’s been a culture that served America well, and it’s been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
Part of being creative is not being super-duper focused.
As a DJ, I’m really focused on the crowd. I never play the same set. I always look at the crowd, try to read what they want, and always look at the signs, point at people.
My life is like driving down a road. I occasionally glance in the rearview mirror, but I’m not focused on the past or looking back anymore.
From as early as I can remember, I was focused on becoming a lawyer.
We’re really focused on being ‘of no time.’ We studied the idea of timelessness, looking at what designs in history have become timeless.
I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He’s the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I’ve ever seen. I like to be around people like that.
But we had – I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States.
I am focused on what I am doing. I am enjoying my time in Formula One; I am enjoying the experience.
I do spend really focused time with my wife, my kids, grandkids, and so when I’m doing something or on a golf course, work has stopped. I’m not always thinking and working… I think a leader has to really be a balanced, whole and healthy person personally in order to be the best leader on the job.
I was heavily into Nirvana and I still am, but when I was 23 I got disillusioned by music. Then I just focused more on myself and gave up music for a while.
Every smart person that I admire in the world, and those I semi-fear, is focused on this concept of crypto for a reason. They understand that this is the driving force of the fourth industrial revolution: steam engine, electricity, then the microchip – blockchain and crypto is the fourth.
I always focused on being an actor. I did stand-up briefly, but I also did a lot of dramatic work. But since I’ve been on ‘The Daily Show,’ people think I’m a comedian. That’s not how I see myself.
I believe we are going to move into a situation where the more effective conferences will be smaller, more specialized, more focused, with occasional large gatherings to get the attention of the larger world.
Opinion polls show that millennials are focused, aspirational and entrepreneurial. The young people I meet want more freedom – to start firms, keep more of what they earn, and move to areas with opportunities without paying a fortune.
I’m so compulsive about stuff, I know if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would have been my whole focus. But I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career. And I just don’t think, as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.
Mittelstand companies are incredibly focused and almost always family-run. The young men and women go through the apprenticeship system and learn that the goal is excellence.
Every day there’s a lot of things I block out, because if I start visualising things, I tend to go completely insane. I’ve always had anxiety issues, and it can totally overwhelm me and suck me under if I’m not keeping focused. I just think and think until I have a panic attack, and then it dies down.
It’s like having a conversation. Doing beatbox for me is as natural as talking is for someone else. Sending sound through a certain part of my throat, so that I am accurate every time. It’s not like whatever happens happens, this is a focused sound.
The mind is crazy thing. To be focused is the most difficult thing.
When I’m practicing, I think I’m pretty focused, and I spend a lot of energy on making sure I get better, but once I’m outside the rink, I think, like anyone else, I like to enjoy everything that everyone else does.
In America, the problems of poverty and low income, particularly for minorities, are disproportionately focused in the inner cities. Shining a spotlight on the businesses growing in these communities is proof that any community has the potential for entrepreneurship.
I learned ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the national anthem. I always wanted to play it before the Bulls game, but I always thought, like, Coach would be like, ‘You’re not focused on the game!’ So I never really asked.
I’m the classic absent-minded professor: I’m very focused on something, and meanwhile, I’ve left the refrigerator door open for hours.
In the tradition of national income accounting, economic policymakers have typically focused on variables such as income, wealth, and consumption.
When I step back and look at all of these really successful people that I’ve worked with, one thing I do take away from it is how hard they work and how focused they are.
National diplomacy strategies are usually focused on promoting one’s interests against others’ interests. By emphasizing the global ‘we’ rather than the national ‘I’ in the climate change debate, COP 21 proved to be a case in point for a change of lenses.
Even American artists are terrorized by market forces. If one can’t see the films, my wings are clipped. I am no longer concerned about this, because I’m focused on making films. Perhaps one day someone who discovers sunken treasures will reexamine my 35 or 36 films – I hope it will be 40 or 50 before I die.
When I left ‘American Morning‘ in 2007, I’d focused on doing documentaries. But I thought ‘Starting Point‘ was a great opportunity to be involved in the zeitgeist.
Square is turning informal, cash transactions, like you would do with a taco truck, into card swipes. Stripe is more for the Internet, it’s focused on the kinds of transactions that weren’t possible years ago. We think about how you would buy things from a mobile phone, crowd-funding, how should that work.
I used to be a teacher, and I know how difficult it is to strike a balance between focused conversation and an atmosphere which prevents creativity and thought.
I have three kids, and that’s a big part of staying focused.
I think the most important thing I work on is just my mental approach to every day, my mental approach to the game. How to come in each and every day focused, doing what I want to do, I think that’s just the biggest issue.
I was born and raised in a small town in Maine, Waterville. I enjoyed living there – still do – and my goal in life was a fairly specific and focused one of practicing law in Maine.
I want a partner in crime and a Bonnie to my Clyde. I’ve just been so focused on my career. Women don’t like being number two, so I’ve been glad to keep my distance so I could focus on me, get my life together and take care of my mom without disappointing the woman I love.
I developed my own production company. I’m reading different books and writing, working on myself. I’m being focused on that, but also being focused on in front of the camera and balancing mommy life at the same time. I just want to continue to move forward.
I think that the women’s magazines and a lot of those quick tips for better sex, I think that they do people a disservice, sometimes, because they become very focused on – they’re thinking, ‘Okay, I read that I should do this, and am I doing it right?’
Out of college, I had two job offers. One was to be a canoe instructor for Outward Bound. And frankly, that would have paid better than the job I took, working on a policy commission in Washington that focused on immigration policy and refugees. But that decision made all the difference.
When you’re a litigator, you write so much, so many briefs, over and over again, that you’re kind of really focused on one document and have draft after draft, and really pay attention to every single word.
During events like the World Cup and the Olympics, I tend to get really wrapped up in my own experience to stay focused, but it’s like a bubble. I don’t see much outside my own perspective.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Rankings are not so important. I am only focused on winning tournaments.
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they’re stuck in that safe place.
I haven‘t written about an immigrant experience because I haven’t experienced that before and am focused on existential themes.
Elections are about the future. And the GOP will not win a campaign focused on the past.
I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
Defending against military-strength malware is a real challenge for the computer security industry. Furthermore, the security industry is not global. It is highly focused in just a handful of countries. The rest of the countries rely on foreign security labs to provide their everyday digital security for them.
While girls average a healthy five hours a week on video games, boys average 13. The problem? The brain chemistry of video games stimulates feel-good dopamine that builds motivation to win in a fantasy while starving the parts of the brain focused on real-world motivation.
There are not many people from top-tier venture capital firms who are focused on the seed stage.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
The life of an athlete does have to be lonely and you have to be focused on your craft and what you do. Loneliness is just a sacrifice you make as an Olympic-level athlete.
There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don’t lose sight of what you’re doing and who you are, you can rise above it.
Three hours of focused time on the projects that will really add value and uplift your career are so much better than 10 hours where you are constantly being interrupted and taken off your focus.
When you’ve accomplished a certain amount in your career, you’re not so focused on your ambitions.
I am really focused on how I can improve myself and the world around me.
We become distracted from productive labors by our perceived opponents; we become focused on them and not on our larger calling to advance our nation; our debate becomes more about scoring points against an adversary and less about advancing our common cause.
When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don’t want to know anything. If it’s good I don’t want to hear it; if it’s bad I don’t want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.
Modern scientific knowledge appeared piecemeal. Historians wrote about human history; physicists tackled the material world; and biologists studied the world of living organisms. But there were few links between these disciplines, as researchers focused on getting the details right.
I’m just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.
Weight was the thing I hyperfocused on. It went from me losing a few pounds to slowly over time losing more and more weight and becoming more and more focused on it.
Unfortunately, unless we’re focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds.
Middle class people, I think they realize that Romney is not for them because of his narrowness, but they want to make sure that Barack Obama is focused on them with things that will make a difference. They know he tried, but they also know that it didn’t do as well as they would have liked.
If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.
I love doing dramas because it’s quiet and focused work.
Companies will need to pursue a more diversified business model, but I think those companies that have what I call a focused diversified business model will be more successful.
I don’t look at myself as a designer; I’m focused on music.
Don’t buy into the 20-hours-a-day entrepreneur myth. You need to sleep 8 hours a day to have a focused mind.
I think behind every great man there’s got to be a great woman, whether she’s your wife, your girlfriend or not. I’m not gonna say that there’s not that special girl out there. But I’m in the music biz, and I’m focused on the music.
At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t. This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work.
I’m not an elitist. I hate the fashion industry sometimes because it becomes so focused on the elite.
In ideal form of social control is an atomised collection of individuals focused on their own narrow concern, lacking the kinds of organisations in which they can gain information, develop and articulate their thoughts, and act constructively to achieve common ends.
Gaming goes in trends, and for a bit of a too-long stretch, it focused on huge productions.
Let me say this: I think men are a full-time job, and I’m young and I already have one job. I’m just focused on my career.
Design needs a new relationship with the world, one that is more focused on our planet‘s needs.
New Yorkers have real issues, and they deserve to have a mayor that is prepared to work with them to solve the challenges they have, reduce the problems that they have, and they deserve to have a mayor’s race that is focused on them.
As long as we’re focused on spending, there are only two ways to do that: One is spend less, and Democrats have no solutions for that. Or we have pro-growth policies that make the economy grow so the dead-weight cost of government becomes a smaller percentage of the economy and therefore less expensive.
A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors. I think all directors should go to drama school.
Since I became Liberal leader, I’ve focused on building a better Canada for the middle class.
Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
Part of getting other people to focus on the future rather than being myopically focused on the present is about living that way yourself and showing that you can make choices today that are about future outcomes and still be having a great time into the present and enjoying your life.
I just try to stay focused and show the goodness in me to people.
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
I am a focused person. I am a fighter.
One of the things that’s beautiful about New Orleans is how culturally rich we are and how well we have worked together. People call us a gumbo. It’s really important that we get focused on the very simple notion that diversity is a strength, it’s not a weakness.
I’m very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I’m worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
When I am training, I don’t want any disturbances. I have to be focused, not losing sight of my targets. I cannot evade the fact that I am now well known and I have made already some money, but you can learn how to deal with it.
As a university, we’re not focused on bringing about huge reforms – that’s not our role.
I am very proud to be taking command of a Type 23 frigate, which is an extremely flexible warship, and I’m looking forward to taking HMS Portland on operations with a professional and focused team.
I’m an imperfect person. I’ve let anger, jealousy, all the emotions, get the best of me. If I go into books, word by word, little by little, they help re-center and re-ground me and put me on the right path. Life is a journey. I’m very focused on the things I do and have learned not to be pressured.
On the whole, the experience that the activity of the soul obeys the law of least resistance has been verified even in regard to women’s social morals. As a rule, these have been focused on the family and on charity – among other reasons, because woman’s sense of duty seldom finds means of expression in other directions.
Dungy, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has long believed that he, his staff and players should be as devoted to family time as they are to playing time, as focused on giving to charities as they are to taking the ball away from opponents.
I’m 15 and everything I’m doing right now is really exciting to me, so, actually, whatever I’m into at the moment, I’m somehow able to stay very focused on. I just keep moving forward.
The American Dream has always focused on building a better life for yourself and your family, striving for success, and even fleeing from religious prosecution.
We are single-mindedly focused on partnering with the best innovators pursuing the biggest markets.
I’ve got a great team around me. They keep me working hard; they keep me focused.
I’m really 100 per cent invested in ‘Suburgatory’ right now – I’m really focused on that and really like taking it all in. It’s so much fun and I just love this character and I love the guys I work with so I’m just enjoying this right now.
For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.
Spending too much time focused on others’ strengths leaves us feeling weak. Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong.
True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action.
At XL we are continually focused on the rate of change, the increasingly interconnected world and the need to help our clients advance wherever their business occurs.
I loved acting, I started as a child and it is interesting because I didn’t compare myself to others that were doing the same thing. I just felt that I needed to stay focused and stay out of trouble.
It makes sense to have cameras in places where terrorism and crime are of particular concern – such as in Times Square or near major bridges and tunnels. It would be more troubling to learn, however, that the government has focused cameras on the front doors of our homes just to keep track of our comings and goings.
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
As ambassador, I am focused on expanding bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Spain.
I’m going to be with Ring of Honor for a while. So I’m focused on making ROH the best company it can be.
I try to keep focused on the things that really make me happy and just do those same things.
I want to spend 100 percent of my time focused on what I think I can make the biggest difference on as the governor of California.
I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on.
I like someone who’s focused and can tell me what they’ve done well and not well and who’s very open, honest, and self-aware.
I never had had a large group of friends, so I often felt a little out of place and like I was in a different mindset from everyone else around me because I was so focused on my acting career.
The problem is I don’t know anything or anyone. I am so focused on the immediate picture in front of me.
Follow your deepest dream, the one you had as a kid… but stay focused.
The attributes we’re focused on for Mickey are exactly the ones Walt had in mind in the first place. The original Mickey was impish and irreverent. Walt sanitized him because when Mickey got so popular, there was a fear that his behavior was influencing kids.
I think I can be pretty focused, but as I say, it was more wanting to be the good student, seeing myself as a good student, and also, my parents had expectations. They wouldn’t have cared if I got a B or a C or even a D.
When there were fears about the future of this nation’s older cities… when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
I hate writing. I almost never write. I write against deadlines. And when I’m teaching, I’m focused on that.
Try to always stay focused on the objectives that are possible and the positive – and on having fun outside of the stuff that’s going on in Washington.
I’m actually not a very good driver, to be honest with you. I’m a scatterbrain driver. I’m not very focused. I’m always trying to find the right music station or put on a new CD or trying to eat something.
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
I think what endurance sports teach you is to stay dedicated, stay focused, and also to understand you’re going to have ups and downs, but you need to keep running right through them.
I went to a boys’ school, and I didn’t realize that most guys join bands because they wanted to get girls. I was not really focused on that the way everybody else was.
From the point of view of many scientists, gods represent an explanation for the unknown. Scientists are focused on trying to understand the unknown, so there is a fundamental conflict. That said, some scientists find religion useful and perhaps even fulfilling.
I think the three words that describe my journey are gratitude, original and always being focused.
For kids, multitasking electronically is common. But they are totally focused. You can tell a good story, and they listen.
As for the stage fright, it never goes away. When I’m waiting in the wings to go on, it’s agony every single time but I stay focused and I know that once I’m on stage it’ll be fine; I’ll be in my happy little bubble.
We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America’s 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country.
First novels tend to be blood-lettings, and they’re focused on you, not the reader.
What makes our product work is the way we’re tightly focused on messaging and being an SMS replacement.
A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing and getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.
If I want to do well in racing I need to be more focused so I stopped going to school. If I wasn’t a very good driver it would not be a wise decision, but it gives me an advantage over my competitors.
I’m just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That’s all I’m focused on.
I’m just focused playing 100% as best as I can at my club.
You got to be just stupid to not be focused on alternative energy.
If I have to be focused and watch what I say, then I have to be comfortable.
Also, the more you’re not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world.
The big picture is the Trials and Olympics. I just have to keep focused for that, keep moving forward.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I’m able to do a good job with what is in front of me.
The U.S. and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm. That is quite encouraging.
There’s something about the good-hearted guy fighting the system. I just love that. That’s how ‘Speed’ is. He’s a really focused guy with a heart of gold and the corporations are trying to crush him and use him for his skills to make them more money.
I had been very focused on the issue of education disparities in our country, and literally, by the time kids are just nine years old, in low-income communities, they’re already three or four grade levels behind nine-year-olds in high-income communities.
When I’m working, I’m working and I’m focused on that day’s work.
From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band.
When students come to the community college, they’re focused. They know what they want to do, and they have a certain amount of time to do it.
Great leaders, like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos, also focused on the long term.
There’s a sort of sibling moratorium when you’re establishing yourself as an adult. So much of your energy has to be focused on other things like work and kids. But when people become more settled, siblings tend to regroup because now you’re building a new extended family.
It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle.
I try to stay focused.
China‘s energy is very much focused on coal, and the economy is very focused on heavy industry, which is carbon intensive, so restructuring won’t be easy.
So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball.
I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains.
I’m not terribly focused on whether I even could ever become the Leader of the Liberal Party or the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the future.
I think back to my time in children’s television, back in the 1970s, and the amount of innovation that was going on then. Because the mass market wasn’t focused on it, so you had a freedom to do amazing things, like ‘Vision On,’ and ‘Tiswas.’
I never really do the New Year‘s Resolution thing. I kind of just try to stay focused, not get too distracted, and do the best I can. And that’s something I like to tell myself every year around New Year’s.
Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
We need Big Ideas, as we are in a time of small people, and as Kennedy showed with Apollo, doing something grand in space is the biggest. At a time of huge national doubt and fear of losing our leadership as a nation to others, it focused us, gave us something positive and inspired a generation.
Innovation hubs are going to be in cities focused on the industries and clients of that city. So in Houston, it’s focused on our industrial companies, particularly the energy sector, robotics, and automation.
I’m playing right now a role, and the role is called the ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World.’ And it takes all of the time. And I love this role, and it takes a lot of attention for me for the sport, and I just don’t want to lose the title, so that’s why I have to stay focused and not become an actor.
If you love something, you have to stay really focused and can’t let outside things distract you.
I think if I’m guilty of anything, I’m guilty of always being incredibly focused on the task at hand. So wherever I’ve worked, I’ve just always tried to do my best, achieve my best, build a great team around me.
We’ve got very large freshman class, it’s historic in its size, so there’s people that are extremely diverse in their backgrounds and their viewpoints. I think that we’re going to see a conservative group of people coming together, focused on some real ideals that are going to be extremely important.
There was always a piano in the house when I was growing up – my dad played, and I thought it was cool – and when I was eight, I begged my parents to let me have lessons. After a couple of weeks, I wanted to give up, but my parents were very focused and made me keep going, which I’m very pleased about now.
What I’ve learned is that if you stay focused and believe and actually walk the walk, anything is possible.
I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind to wander when I needed to be focused. It’s quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
I know what we do really well – I just try and keep us focused on doing that.
We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.
When we win, I’m excited about winning. That way, I get the ups and downs of a football season. But I also know that it’s never as good as it seems; it’s never as bad as seems. You always have to stay focused because you never know, for me. My role, it could expand. So you just got to always be ready.
We’re very focused on making News Feed really good, making our photos experience really good, making messaging really good, and creating great location apps. That’s the nature of a platform business of our scale. Most companies that are relevant to us will have some overlaps in some competitive way.
Our music may sound big emotionally, but that’s more to do with the playing, the level of musicianship and the full-on energy. Often, the lyrics are often quite small and focused.
Money is something that keeps you alive and healthy and just keeps you focused. It’s the drive. It’s the passion.
You got to keep all your weaknesses away, and my weakness is women. I love women too much. Which has definitely road-blocked me. I just try my best to channel my energy to other things and remain focused while making my work as fun as everything else.
When I was working on ‘Drown‘ – this was way back in the mid-’90s – I had this idea that I wanted to do another collected stories. I wanted to do another book like ‘Drown’ that focused specifically on infidelity.
I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don’t use – words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning. I also love the sound of certain words. I love the sound of the word pom-pom.
The retirement timing is always a tricky thing for a dancer. I think it’s different for everyone. How you say goodbye to the thing you have really focused on that much is a tough one. I’ve always intended to leave in good shape, to exit on a high note.
In the European context tax rates are high and government expenditure is focused on current expenditure. A ‘good’ consolidation is one where taxes are lower and the lower government expenditure is on infrastructures and other investments.
I knew when I went to a very hippie high school that focused on music that I wanted to do something in the industry.
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
It’s not easy to play 162 games and be focused the whole time. It takes a lot out of you.
You don’t have to follow what most players do by going to the top school. You can do anything at any school you’re at, as long as you’re focused and you work hard.
As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!
I always wanted to be a pro athlete. When I was younger I wanted to be the first person to be a pro at three different sports, but then realized how impossible that is. At 15 I stopped playing other sports and focused on tennis.
To ensure we are meeting the demands of existing customers while also attracting new users, we remain focused on building cutting-edge technology and introducing new and innovative product offerings.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
The religious lifestyle keeps you focused. It’s helpful when trying to manoeuvre through the music scene.
For us, whether the market is skewed from a bubble perspective or not really is mitigated by staying focused on what we do best.
I was just so focused on being healthy for my baby during pregnancy, and afterward I was not in a rush to lose the weight. I really wanted to be as healthy as I could. It wasn’t about getting my six-pack back. There are more important things in life than a six-pack, I realized.
For me, I always think about keeping my upper body relaxed, my hips level, and my right side down on the turn. If I work on nailing those three things at every practice, I hope that by the time I get into a race situation I can stay completely focused on the task at hand, and the rest will happen naturally.
Shooting in sequence, I think it intensifies everybody’s relationship, the crew, the actors. You have to be very focused, and shooting at night is a challenge because you get tired. I think it requires a special kind of concentration, but it’s also exhilarating.
My mother is brilliant but emotional and very much gregarious and connected to people. My father was brilliant but focused and driven and very narrow-casted.
I was always worried about things but I focused on finding happiness.
This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that, and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.
The United States should pursue a more robust agenda for U.S. competitiveness and innovation focused on a lower-carbon economy, including investments in education, basic research and development, infrastructure, retraining, retirement security, and universal health care.
When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. Some teachers believed in me, but I just wasn’t focused on school – I was into the music and trying to please my dad.
As a kid, I used to see how Sachin Tendulkar used to win matches under pressure for India in Sharjah or other places. So I was always keen to repeat the same in similar situations. I don’t take pressure on myself when I am in the middle. I love pressure, and I always believe that pressure makes you more focused.
If you aren’t focused on what’s right here in front of you, if you’re daydreaming about what might be, you really aren’t focused at all.
Internally, we’re focused on building our own technology, leveraging all the momentum that’s out there around wearable computing and mobile computing and PC computing. But at the end of the day, all the code we’ve written and all the invention we’ve created has been focused on our own tech and our own products.
The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they’re very narrow.
The only way I can meet expectations of myself and what I think I am capable of is to make sure my game is in order and I am doing things that allow me to perform at my best, to make sure my training is good, to make sure I am focused on watching the ball and not worried about the external expectations.
The billable hours is a classic case of restricted autonomy. I mean, you’re working on – I mean, sometimes on these six-minute increments. So you’re not focused on doing a good job. You’re focused on hitting your numbers. It’s one reason why lawyers typically are so unhappy. And I want a world of happy lawyers.
The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives.
I’m not overly focused on being loved by everybody.
‘That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood‘s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ‘girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.
In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women’s right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
A work-only zone does wonders for your productivity. So, I prefer working at the office now. I spend 8 focused hours there, then I go home to be present with my family.
I don’t look backwards. I’m pleasantly surprised, and I feel really proud of the team and what we were able to accomplish together. But really, where I’m focused is the future and where Nest is going.
I’m not very good at multi-tasking. Most people aren’t, but they think they are. The mind is really better when you’re really focused on one thing.
People are mostly focused on defending the computers on the Internet, and there’s been surprisingly little attention to defending the Internet itself as a communications medium.
I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning.
If you don’t read it, you don’t know. I mean, that’s why I have a PR team. They read it and tell me if there’s something, and that keeps you focused. I know my family and me well enough; why do I need to read about myself? I’m not going to change, I’m very stubborn in this way. I am what I am.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with not knowing how to play an instrument, but the rise of the non-musical producer has done away with musicianship and focused attention purely on the song’s hook.
I am depressed sometimes, but it’s not what keeps me at home or focused on work.
I’m just focused on exploring new opportunities.
The country was not focused on terrorism before September 11th.
When I became finance minister, they called me Okonjo-Wahala – or ‘Trouble Woman.’ It means ‘I give you hell.’ But I don’t care what names they call me. I’m a fighter; I’m very focused on what I’m doing, and relentless in what I want to achieve, almost to a fault. If you get in my way, you get kicked.
What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.
The Scottish Government’s international development work began in 2005 with a £3 million budget focused solely on Malawi, reflecting the historic links between our two countries.
When you are working really hard and you’re really focused on your career, a lot of other things suffer.
The music we do is for people to enjoy, dance and sing to it. Dreamers – keep on dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your goals. There are many difficulties, but what matters is to stay focused and have perseverance.
It just goes to show, if you remain focused and you have a dream and you have a desire to do something, then no matter what gets in your way, you can never lose hope. It’s possible.
My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies.
When you’re focused on your enemy, then you are ignoring your allies.
I had great football players. To be quite truthful, my great football players, the ones who wanted the ball at the end of the games, they weren’t focused on money. They want to do something great. They want to go to Pro Bowls. They want to win Super Bowls. Those are the people that succeed in sports – or in business.
What you don’t want is for violence and gore to become more important than character and structure. A lot of slasher movies from the eighties were only focused on violence and gore, which robs the human beings in the story of any empathetic reaction from the audience, and instead makes them cheer for the gore.
When I’m on really tough golf courses, I feel like I’m more focused because I’m really trying to hit the ball to a certain spot, instead of, a lot of times, when I struggle sometimes is just staying mentally focused on every shot.
People selling content internationally need to be highly focused on selling the right product to the right buyer. If things don’t succeed on a particular network, they’re not going to stay on very long.
Conversation creates a new kind of network within organizations. Current networks are used for competitive advantage, but conversation is focused on encouraging people to realize their potential.
Over the past two years, the House has passed more than 50 measures focused on stimulating the economy and expanding opportunities for American workers. The tax relief provisions in this package have been an important part of our pro-growth agenda.
One good and bad thing about New York is there’s so much exciting stuff and so many people doing something interesting. I actually find in New York that you become more careerist and more focused on what’s the newest, hippest thing.
I was always active as a child. My dad tried to place me in every sport imaginable. I had so much energy, he wanted to push me in a direction where that energy was used appropriately to keep me out of trouble and focused while I was in school.
The draft is one of my favorite events because it is about football. People are focused on how their teams improve. It’s a celebration of football. And most importantly, it represents a very important time in the lives of these men who are entering the NFL, and their families.
The Green Revolution focused on the big three – maize, rice and wheat – and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have.
I started in dance classes when I was, like, seven years old. And the arts in general, it kept me not only off the street, I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, so it kept my mind focused. It kept me passionate about something. So I wasn’t easily distracted.
I would go through these cycles of being really, really focused on work, and not being around anyone, to being around everyone. And that could be distracting. It was nothing or everything.
A lot of people have tried to put labels on me, but right now I’m focused on being Kristi Noem and getting my message out to South Dakotans.
I was so focused on winning and coaching; there were times players felt like I was really tough on them and hard on them. Now, I try to be more considerate with how I get my message across.
They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
Unfortunately, our stock is somehow not well understood by the markets. The market compares us with generic companies. We need to look at Biocon as a bellwether stock. A stock that is differentiated, a stock that is focused on R&D, and a very, very strong balance sheet with huge value drivers at the end of it.
If I train well and stay focused, I’m confident I can deliver when the time comes.
Today we’re focused on small acquisitions to add technology where necessary. I think it’s fair to say we’re not out looking for a large one, but I think it’s also very fair to say that as a public company you can never say never.
Yahoo! has clearly established itself as the go-to destination for big events and breaking news, and we are focused on providing the best digital canvas for the world’s greatest storytellers to create, develop and showcase their visions.
As an entrepreneur and on behalf of the company’s management, I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the company’s mission of building the world’s most loved hospitality brand that is focused on bringing a better lifestyle for the common man.
When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I’d be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.
I really focused on three things in high school – my company, basketball and my school work.
I’ve been pretty focused my entire life, and now that I have a family, I’m just going to keep that focus, but it’s going to be a family focus.
I’m focused now, definitely. I absolutely need to show everyone that I’m powerful and strong and can be graceful and artistic, too.
Digitization and new technologies are rapidly changing all industries, forcing them to prepare for a tomorrow that is unpredictable. This also applies to the industry of container shipping, ports, and logistics, which largely has been driven by the traditional business models focused on optimizing how you move goods.
Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.
Regardless of what people ultimately think about Crazy As Hell, It’s not the type of film that, ten minutes after seeing it, you’re only focused on what you want to eat.
Many of the things that I have written on have focused, at least a big part of the story, on adolescents. I think that in that period of life, so much happens, and it’s the period of life where you’re forming into an adult. In certain ways, you’re already an adult and in certain ways you’re still a kid.
I still believe heavily that we have to be careful about having this ego and hubris as a successful corporation, that we should do it all. Because then I think we start to fail our customers and we’re too focused on taking over the world.