Concentration Quotes

Concentration Quotes

concentration-quotesHere’s 41 concentration quotes to concentrate on:

1. When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. -Michael Leboeuf

2. To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement. -Bertrand Russell

3. Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration. -Willie Sutton

4. The master of a single trade can support a family. The master of seven trades cannot support himself. The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound. -Og Mandino

5. I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose. -Virginia Woolf

6. Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

7. One arrow does not bring down two birds. -Turkish Proverb

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8. One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. -Anthony Robbins

9. For he who has no tranquility there is no concentration. -Bhagavad Gita

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10. The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. -Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

11. The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. -Michael Faraday

12. All good is gained by those whose thought and life are kept pointed close to one main thing, not scattered abroad upon a thousand. -Stephen McKenna

13. Any individual can be, in time, what he earnestly desires to be, if he but set his face steadfastly in the direction of that one thing and bring all his powers to bear upon its attainment. -Herman J. Randall

14. Concentration is the secret of strength. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. It is those who concentrates 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. -Og Mandino

16. The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim. -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

17. Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested. -Tom Kite

18. Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy between men and the results they achieve… the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating on one point. -Orison Swett Marden

19. Give whatever you are doing and whomever you are with the gift of your attention. -Jim Rohn

20. The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight in one blow, to live eternity in an hour. -Elbert Hubbard

21. Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far. -Christ Evert

22. There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength. -Pat Riley

23. If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us. -Unknown

24. Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration. -Peter F. Drucker

25. The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything. Drops of water, by continually falling, hone their passage through the hardest of rocks but the hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar and leaves no trace behind. -Og Mandino (1923-1996)

26. Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart. -Patanjali

27. Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win. -Amy Alcott

28. The first law of success is concentration; to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor the left. -William Matthews

29. The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration. -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

30. I’ve learned ruthless concentration. I can write under any circumstances…street noises, loud talk, music, you name it. -Sylvia Porter

31. Concentration is my motto — first honesty, then industry, then concentration. -Andrew Carnegie

32. The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. -Lee Iacocca

33. Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any. -Plato

34. The next point — that’s all you must think about. -Rod Laver

35. As long as I can concentrate and remain somewhat calm, I can normally do very well. -Al Oerter

36. The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment. -Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

37. When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously. -Norman Vincent Peale

38. Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. -Nido Qubein

39. Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. -John D. Rockefeller

40. To do two things at once is to do neither. -Publilius Syrus (85BC-43BC)

41. Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. -Bill Russell

Do you often think of concentration as a key to success?  How do YOU force yourself to concentrate and block out distractions?  Which of these 41 quotes do you like the most?

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  1. Good quotes Shawn. My absolute favorite is: When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. -Michael Leboeuf

  2. An excellent list of great quotes, ideas, and philosophies on Concentration. It’s all about effort and control of attention, which is a cure-all for many a personal and performance ‘disorder’. As William James wrote, “Effort of attention is the essential phenomenon of Will.” Thanks for a great article!

  3. Wonderful quotes Shawn!

    I have some thought if I may add to yours.

    When our mind is focused, our energies are not dissipated on irrelevant activities or thoughts. This is why developing concentration is essential to anyone who aspires to take charge of his or her life. This skill is essential for every kind of success. Without it, our efforts get scattered, but with it, we can accomplish great things.

    With concentration we can gather thoughts that focus on the practical steps for attaining inner peace, inner happiness, and calmness in daily life.

    Learn how to quiet the chatter of your mind, gain mental mastery, get rid of worries and anxieties, and enjoy inner peace and happiness in your everyday life.

    Concentration can be fun, if approached in the right way. It should be practiced with joy, positive attitude, optimism, and understanding of its great possibilities.

    Here is what you can gain by developing the power of concentration:
    -Control of your thoughts.
    -The ability to focus your mind.
    -Peace of mind.
    -Freedom from futile and annoying thoughts.
    -The ability to choose your thoughts.
    -Better memory.
    -Self-confidence.
    -Inner strength.
    -Will power.
    -Decisiveness.
    -The ability to study and comprehend more quickly.
    -Inner happiness.
    -Enhanced capability to develop psychic abilities.
    -More powerful and efficient use of creative visualization.
    -Enhanced ability to meditate.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

      • This is what happens when you get old Shawn…. (Smile)
        Sorry I have not been around. I have been away visiting my son and his wife and spending time with my beautiful granddaughter. Just got back today….I hope you are keeping well. I hope the New Year brings you much joy, wishing you a safe and healthy one. Take care always, Lee

        • Thanks, Lee! Super great to hear from you. I often wondered where you might have gone, but knew you’re always keeping busy with important work. So glad to have you back. Yes, all is well on the home front. Trying to eat better and exercise more…and I feel great. 🙂

      • I am glad you are doing things to keep healthy, it is important. Yes, I have missed your site, I maybe a little slow catching up since I do have things to catch up with at home as well. I will do my best, smile, just remember I also have to do my Yoga and meditation, lol Take care my friend, Lee

    • I am just now catching up on reading Shawn’s quotes, something that I find genuinely encouraging and a great start to the day, when I came across Lee’s response to the concentration quotes. I assume Lee, from your response to Shawn that these are your observations. If you do not mind. I would like to share them with college students who could benefit from your sixty years of experience.