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focused ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Focus

focuses ::: pl. --> of Focus

focus ::: n. --> A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distace between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.
A central point; a point of concentration.

focusing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Focus

A hierarchical {database} language from
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focus group
An event where market researchers meet (potential)
users of a product to try to plan how to improve it.

focused ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Focus

focuses ::: pl. --> of Focus

focus ::: n. --> A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distace between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.
A central point; a point of concentration.

focusing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Focus

FOCUS ::: (database, language) A hierarchical database language from Information Builders, Inc. (1994-12-21)

focus group ::: (product) An event where market researchers meet (potential) users of a product to try to plan how to improve it. (1999-02-24)

focus: A point which, together with a line called the directrix, defines the set of points which form a conic section.

Focus: An item, act, phrase, gesture or similar artifice required to perform magic. Through the focus, the mage concentrates belief and will and causes magic to result.

focus: The combination of belief, practice, and instruments through which a mage focuses her magick. (See paradigm.) (Like countermagick, this is more of a game term than a setting term.)

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1:The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee,
2:You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
3:The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates?,
4:Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far. ~ Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram ,
5:Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
6:Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs. ~ Steve Pavlina,
7:At times, just relax in places with rivers, flowers, and so on, focusing on the visualization and singing HUM in a melodious, drawn out fashion. ~ Third Dzogchen Rinpoche, 1759-1792 ,
8:Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action. ~ Daniel Goleman,
9:When you give us a subject for meditation, what should we do about it? Keep thinking of it? Keep your thought focused upon it in a concentrated way. And when no subject is given, is it enough to concentrate on your Presence in the heart-centre? Should we avoid a formulated prayer? Yes, concentration on the Presence is enough. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
10:Meditation here is not reflection or any other kind of discursive thinking. It is pure concentration: training the mind to dwell on an interior focus without wandering, until it becomes absorbed in the object of its contemplation. But absorption does not mean unconsciousness. The outside world may be forgotten, but meditation is a state of intense inner wakefulness. ~ Anonymous, The Upanishads ,
11:The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect, bastardized the class-based system, and resembles a comic-book superheroes game more than a fantasy RPG where a player can play any alignment desired, not just lawful good. ~ Gary Gygax, GameSpy interview Pt. 2 (16 August 2004),
12:4. Study Every Day ::: Establish a daily routine where you study in one place a minimum of 4 -5 hours each day. There are different kinds and 'levels' of study discussed below. What is important is that study becomes the centerpiece of your day and the continuous element in your work week. Do not wait for exam-time to study. Exams offer the opportunity to refine what you know and to sharpen your communication skills. The best way to focus your view of things is to present it clearly in writing. Writing is a ritual for thinking. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study ,
13:Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable. ~ Jean Gebser,
14:Lojong Slogan 1. First, train in the preliminaries; The four reminders. or alternatively called the Four Thoughts 1. Maintain an awareness of the preciousness of human life. 2. Be aware of the reality that life ends; death comes for everyone; Impermanence. 3. Recall that whatever you do, whether virtuous or not, has a result; Karma. 4. Contemplate that as long as you are too focused on self-importance and too caught up in thinking about how you are good or bad, you will experience suffering. Obsessing about getting what you want and avoiding what you dont want does not result in happiness; Ego. ~ Wikipedia,
15:Drugs have a long history of use in magic in various cultures, and usually in the context of either ecstatic communal rituals or in personal vision quests. However compared to people in simple pastoral tribal situations most people in developed countries now live in a perpetual state of mental hyperactivity with overactive imaginations anyway, so throwing drugs in on top of this usually just leads to confusion and a further loss of focus. Plus as the real Shamans say, if you really do succeed in opening a door with a drug it will thereafter open at will and most such substances give all they will ever give on the first attempt. ~ Peter J Carroll, The Octavo ,
16:Einstein was remarkable for his powers of concentration; he could work uninterruptedly for hours and even days on the same problem. Some of the topics that interested him remained on his mind for decades. For relaxation he turned to music and to sailing, but often his work would continue during these moments as well; he usually had a notebook in his pocket so that he could jot down any idea that came to him. Once, after the theory of relativity had been put forth, he confessed to his colleague Wolfgang Pauli, "For the rest of my life I want to reflect on what light is." It is perhaps not entirely an accident that a focus on light is also the first visual act of the newborn child. ~ Howard Gardner,
17:Magic is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will. The will can only become magically effective when the mind is focused and not interfering with the will The mind must first discipline itself to focus its entire attention on some meaningless phenomenon. If an attempt is made to focus on some form of desire, the effect is short circuited by lust of result. Egotistical identification, fear of failure, and the reciprocal desire not to achieve desire, arising from our dual nature, destroy the result. Therefore, when selecting topics for concentration, choose subjects of no spiritual, egotistical, intellectual, emotional, or useful significance - meaningless things. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null Liber MMM,
18:The condition of today's world cannot be transformed by technocratic rationality, since both technocracy and rationality are apparently nearing their apex.Nor can it be transcended by preaching or admonishing a return to ethics and morality, or in fact, by any form of return to the past.We have only one option: in examining the manifestations of our age, we must penetrate them with sufficient breadth and depth that we do not come under the demonic and destructive spell.We must not focus our view merely on these phenomena, but rather on the humus of the decaying world beneath, where the seedlings of the future are growing, immeasurable in their potential and vigor.Since our insight into the energies pressing toward development aids their unfolding, the seedlings and inceptive beginnings must be made visible and comprehensible." ~ Jean Gebser,
19:Meditation is a deliberate attempt to pierce into the higher states of consciousness and finally go beyond it. The art of meditation is the art of shifting the focus of attention to ever subtler levels, without losing one's grip on the levels left behind. In a way it is like having death under control. One begins with the lowest levels: social circumstances, customs and habits; physical surroundings, the posture and the breathing of the body, the senses, their sensation s and perceptions; the mind, its thoughts and feelings; until the entire mechanism of personality is grasped and firmly held. The final stage of meditation is reached when the sense of identity goes beyond the 'I-am-so-and-so', beyond 'so-l-am', beyond 'I-am-the-witness-only', beyond 'there-is', beyond all ideas into the impersonally personal pure being. But you must be energetic when you take to meditation. It is definitely not a part-time occupation. Limit your interests and activities to what is needed for you and your dependents' barest needs.Save all your energies and time for breaking the wall your mind had built around you. Believe me, you will not regret. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
20:God reveals himself everywhere, beneath our groping efforts, as a universal milieu, only because he is the ultimate point upon which all realities converge. Each element of the world, whatever it may be, only subsists, hic et nunc, in the manner of a cone whose generatrices meet in God who draws them together-(meeting at .the term of their individual perfection and at the term of the general perfection of the world which contains them). It follows that all created things, every one of them, cannot be looked at, in their nature and action, without the same reality being found in their innermost being-like sunlight in the fragments of a broken mirror-one beneath its multiplicity, unattainable beneath its proximity, and spiritual beneath its materiality. No object can influence us by its essence without our being touched by the radiance of the focus of the universe. Our minds are incapable of grasping a reality, our hearts and hands of seizing the essentially desirable in it, without our being compelled by the very structure of things to go back to the first source of its perfections. This focus, this source, is thus everywhere. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu ,
21:I accept, will not give up, and will practice each of the Three Jewels, And will not let go of my guru or my yidam deity. As the samaya of the Buddha, first among the Three Jewels, I will apply myself to the true, essential reality. As the samaya of sacred Dharma, second among the Three Jewels, I will distill the very essence of all the vehicles' teachings. As the samaya of the Sangha, the third and final Jewel, I will look upon reality; I will behold pure awareness. And as the samaya of the guru and the yidam deity, I will take my very own mind, my pure mind, as a witness. Generally speaking, the Three Jewels should be regarded as the ultimate place to take refuge. As was taught in the section on taking refuge, your mind should be focused one-pointedly, with all your hopes and trust placed in their care. The gurus are a lamp that dispels the darkness of ignorance. As the guides who lead you along the path to liberation, they are your sole source of refuge and protection, from now until you attain enlightenment. For these reasons, you should act with unwavering faith, pure view and devotion, and engage in the approach and accomplishment of the divine yidam deity. ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche III, Great Perfection Outer and Inner Preliminaries ,
22:Countless books on divination, astrology, medicine and other subjectsDescribe ways to read signs. They do add to your learning,But they generate new thoughts and your stable attention breaks up.Cut down on this kind of knowledge - that's my sincere advice.You stop arranging your usual living space,But make everything just right for your retreat.This makes little sense and just wastes time.Forget all this - that's my sincere advice.You make an effort at practice and become a good and knowledgeable person.You may even master some particular capabilities.But whatever you attach to will tie you up.Be unbiased and know how to let things be - that's my sincere advice.You may think awakened activity means to subdue skepticsBy using sorcery, directing or warding off hail or lightning, for example.But to burn the minds of others will lead you to lower states.Keep a low profile - that's my sincere advice.Maybe you collect a lot of important writings,Major texts, personal instructions, private notes, whatever.If you haven't practiced, books won't help you when you die.Look at the mind - that's my sincere advice.When you focus on practice, to compare understandings and experience,Write books or poetry, to compose songs about your experienceAre all expressions of your creativity. But they just give rise to thinking.Keep yourself free from intellectualization - that's my sincere advice.In these difficult times you may feel that it is helpfulTo be sharp and critical with aggressive people around you.This approach will just be a source of distress and confusion for you.Speak calmly - that's my sincere advice.Intending to be helpful and without personal investment,You tell your friends what is really wrong with them.You may have been honest but your words gnaw at their heart.Speak pleasantly - that's my sincere advice.You engage in discussions, defending your views and refuting others'Thinking that you are clarifying the teachings.But this just gives rise to emotional posturing.Keep quiet - that's my sincere advice.You feel that you are being loyalBy being partial to your teacher, lineage or philosophical tradition.Boosting yourself and putting down others just causes hard feelings.Have nothing to do with all this - that's my sincere advice. ~ Longchenpa, excerpts from 30 Pieces of Sincere Advice
23:meta-systemic operations ::: As the 1950's and 60s begin to roll around the last stage of first tier emerged as a cultural force. With the Green Altitude we see the emergence of Pluralistic, Multicultural, Post-Modern world-views.Cognition is starting to move beyond formal-operations into the realm of co-ordinating systems of abstractions, in what is called Meta-systemic Cognition. While formal-operations acted upon the classes and relations between members of classes. Meta-systemic operations start at the level of relating systems to systems. The focus of these investigations is placed upon comparing, contrasting, transforming and synthesizing entire systems, rather than components of one system. This emergent faculty allows self-sense to focus around a heightened sense of individuality and an increased ability for emotional resonance. The recognition of individual differences, the ability to tolerate paradox and contradiction, and greater conceptual complexity all provide for an understanding of conflict as being both internally and externally caused. Context plays a major role in the creation of truth and individual perspective. With each being context dependent and open to subjective interpretation, meaning each perspective and truth are rendered relative and are not able to be judged as better or more true than any other. This fuels a value set that centers on softness over cold rationality. Sensitivity and preference over objectivity.Along with a focus on community harmony and equality which drives the valuing of sensitivity to others, reconcilation, consensus, dialogue, relationship, human development, bonding, and a seeking of a peace with the inner-self. Moral decisions are based on rights, values, or principles that are agreeable to all individuals composing a society based on fair and beneficial practices. All of this leads to the Equality movements and multiculturalism. And to the extreme form of relativitism which we saw earlier as context dependant nature of all truth including objective facts.Faith at the green altitude is called Conjunctive, and allows the self to integrate what was unrecognized by the previous stages self-certainty and cognitive and affective adaptation to reality. New features at this level of faith include the unification of symbolic power with conceptual meaning, an awareness of ones social unconscious, a reworking of ones past, and an opening to ones deeper self. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-52 Meta-systemic Operations,
24:PROTECTION Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky. Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space. This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected. Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance. You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path. The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
25:HOW CAN I READ SAVITRI?An open reply by Dr Alok Pandey to a fellow devoteeA GIFT OF LOVE TO THE WORLDMost of all enjoy Savitri. It is Sri Aurobindo's gift of Love to the world. Read it from the heart with love and gratitude as companions and drown in its fiery bliss. That is the true understanding rather than one that comes by a constant churning of words in the head.WHENBest would be to fix a time that works for you. One can always take out some time for the reading, even if it be late at night when one is done with all the daily works. Of course, a certain receptivity is needed. If one is too tired or the reading becomes too mechanical as a ritual routine to be somehow finished it tends to be less effective, as with anything else. Hence the advice is to read in a quiet receptive state.THE PACEAs to the pace of reading it is best to slowly build up and keep it steady. To read a page or a passage daily is better than reading many pages one day and then few lines or none for days. This brings a certain discipline in the consciousness which makes one receptive. What it means is that one should fix up that one would read a few passages or a page or two daily, and then if an odd day one is enjoying and spontaneously wants to read more then one can go by the flow.COMPLETE OR SELECTIONS?It is best to read at least once from cover to cover. But if one is not feeling inclined for that do read some of the beautiful cantos and passages whose reference one can find in various places. This helps us familiarise with the epic and the style of poetry. Later one can go for the cover to cover reading.READING ALOUD, SILENTLY, OR WRITING DOWN?One can read it silently. Loud reading is needed only if one is unable to focus with silent reading. A mantra is more potent when read subtly. I am aware that some people recommend reading it aloud which is fine if that helps one better. A certain flexibility in these things is always good and rigid rules either ways are not helpful.One can also write some of the beautiful passages with which one feels suddenly connected. It is a help in the yoga since such a writing involves the pouring in of the consciousness of Savitri through the brain and nerves and the hand.Reflecting upon some of these magnificent lines and passages while one is engaged in one\s daily activities helps to create a background state for our inner being to get absorbed in Savitri more and more.HOW DO I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING? DO I NEED A DICTIONARY?It is helpful if a brief background about the Canto is known. This helps the mind top focus and also to keep in sync with the overall scene and sense of what is being read.But it is best not to keep referring to the dictionary while reading. Let the overall sense emerge. Specifics can be done during a detailed reading later and it may not be necessary at all. Besides the sense that Sri Aurobindo has given to many words may not be accurately conveyed by the standard dictionaries. A flexibility is required to understand the subtle suggestions hinted at by the Master-poet.In this sense Savitri is in the line of Vedic poetry using images that are at once profound as well as commonplace. That is the beauty of mystic poetry. These are things actually experienced and seen by Sri Aurobindo, and ultimately it is Their Grace that alone can reveal the intrinsic sense of this supreme revelation of the Supreme. ~ Dr Alok Pandey,
26:DHARANANOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point. We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun. The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks. Suppose you have chosen a white cross. It will move its bar up and down, elongate the bar, turn the bar oblique, get its arms unequal, turn upside down, grow branches, get a crack around it or a figure upon it, change its shape altogether like an Amoeba, change its size and distance as a whole, change the degree of its illumination, and at the same time change its colour. It will get splotchy and blotchy, grow patterns, rise, fall, twist and turn; clouds will pass over its face. There is no conceivable change of which it is incapable. Not to mention its total disappearance, and replacement by something altogether different! Any one to whom this experience does not occur need not imagine that he is meditating. It shows merely that he is incapable of concentrating his mind in the very smallest degree. Perhaps a student may go for several days before discovering that he is not meditating. When he does, the obstinacy of the object will infuriate him; and it is only now that his real troubles will begin, only now that Will comes really into play, only now that his manhood is tested. If it were not for the Will-development which he got in the conquest of Asana, he would probably give up. As it is, the mere physical agony which he underwent is the veriest trifle compared with the horrible tedium of Dharana. For the first week it may seem rather amusing, and you may even imagine you are progressing; but as the practice teaches you what you are doing, you will apparently get worse and worse. Please understand that in doing this practice you are supposed to be seated in Asana, and to have note-book and pencil by your side, and a watch in front of you. You are not to practise at first for more than ten minutes at a time, so as to avoid risk of overtiring the brain. In fact you will probably find that the whole of your willpower is not equal to keeping to a subject at all for so long as three minutes, or even apparently concentrating on it for so long as three seconds, or three-fifths of one second. By "keeping to it at all" is meant the mere attempt to keep to it. The mind becomes so fatigued, and the object so incredibly loathsome, that it is useless to continue for the time being. In Frater P.'s record we find that after daily practice for six months, meditations of four minutes and less are still being recorded. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
27:EVOCATION Evocation is the art of dealing with magical beings or entities by various acts which create or contact them and allow one to conjure and command them with pacts and exorcism. These beings have a legion of names drawn from the demonology of many cultures: elementals, familiars, incubi, succubi, bud-wills, demons, automata, atavisms, wraiths, spirits, and so on. Entities may be bound to talismans, places, animals, objects, persons, incense smoke, or be mobile in the aether. It is not the case that such entities are limited to obsessions and complexes in the human mind. Although such beings customarily have their origin in the mind, they may be budded off and attached to objects and places in the form of ghosts, spirits, or "vibrations," or may exert action at a distance in the form of fetishes, familiars, or poltergeists. These beings consist of a portion of Kia or the life force attached to some aetheric matter, the whole of which may or may not be attached to ordinary matter. Evocation may be further defined as the summoning or creation of such partial beings to accomplish some purpose. They may be used to cause change in oneself, change in others, or change in the universe. The advantages of using a semi-independent being rather than trying to effect a transformation directly by will are several: the entity will continue to fulfill its function independently of the magician until its life force dissipates. Being semi-sentient, it can adapt itself to a task in that a non-conscious simple spell cannot. During moments of the possession by certain entities the magician may be the recipient of inspirations, abilities, and knowledge not normally accessible to him. Entities may be drawn from three sources - those which are discovered clairvoyantly, those whose characteristics are given in grimoires of spirits and demons, and those which the magician may wish to create himself. In all cases establishing a relationship with the spirit follows a similar process of evocation. Firstly the attributes of the entity, its type, scope, name, appearance and characteristics must be placed in the mind or made known to the mind. Automatic drawing or writing, where a stylus is allowed to move under inspiration across a surface, may help to uncover the nature of a clairvoyantly discovered being. In the case of a created being the following procedure is used: the magician assembles the ingredients of a composite sigil of the being's desired attributes. For example, to create an elemental to assist him with divination, the appropriate symbols might be chosen and made into a sigil such as the one shown in figure 4. A name and an image, and if desired, a characteristic number can also be selected for the elemental. Secondly, the will and perception are focused as intently as possible (by some gnostic method) on the elemental's sigils or characteristics so that these take on a portion of the magician's life force and begin autonomous existence. In the case of preexisting beings, this operation serves to bind the entity to the magician's will. This is customarily followed by some form of self-banishing, or even exorcism, to restore the magician's consciousness to normal before he goes forth. An entity of a low order with little more than a singular task to perform can be left to fulfill its destiny with no further interference from its master. If at any time it is necessary to terminate it, its sigil or material basis should be destroyed and its mental image destroyed or reabsorbed by visualization. For more powerful and independent beings, the conjuration and exorcism must be in proportion to the power of the ritual which originally evoked them. To control such beings, the magicians may have to re-enter the gnostic state to the same depth as before in order to draw their power. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,

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1:A broad mind lacks focus. ~ Unknown
2:Turn fear into focus. ~ Bill Rancic
3:When you focus on place ~ Fred Kent
4:Focus equals feeling. ~ Tony Robbins
5:my focus began to shift. ~ Anonymous
6:Training to stay focused ~ Anonymous
7:Focus on writing first. ~ Lyra Parish
8:Jealousy blurs the focus. ~ Toba Beta
9:Keep focused! Keep going! ~ Max Brooks
10:Practice focused apathy. ~ Brian Meehl
11:Clarity affords focus. ~ Thomas Leonard
12:Focus equals feeling. ~ Anthony Robbins
13:What you focus on grows. ~ Esther Hicks
14:Channel your energy. Focus. ~ Carl Lewis
15:focused on the contents of my ~ J C Reed
16:Focus on the now and kick ass! ~ A R Von
17:We expand what we focus on. ~ Wayne Dyer
18:What you focus on expands. ~ T Harv Eker
19:Archers are pretty focused. ~ Geena Davis
20:Focusing is about saying No. ~ Steve Jobs
21:unfocused, so heavy with ~ Monica McCarty
22:He deserves to be a focus. ~ Courtney Cole
23:Stay focused on the mission. ~ Naveen Jain
24:Whatever you focus on expands, ~ Pam Grout
25:4. Focus on product, not sales ~ Peter Thiel
26:Focusing is all about saying no ~ Steve Jobs
27:Have faith in God. Stay focused. ~ DJ Khaled
28:unencumbered, and focused utterly ~ J D Robb
29:Cas focused on the shooting ~ Lindsay Buroker
30:What you focus on is what you get. ~ Bob Burg
31:winners focus, losers spray. ~ Steve Chandler
32:Focus is more valuable than IQ. ~ Robin Sharma
33:Where focus goes, energy flows. ~ Tony Robbins
34:result,1 the first focuses on ~ John Chrysostom
35:You feel what you're focused on. ~ Tony Robbins
36:I'm Mozart with a focus on the tide ~ Aesop Rock
37:My focus is on my constituents. ~ Randy Hultgren
38:Words are a lens to focus one's mind. ~ Ayn Rand
39:It helps me chill out and focus. ~ Susan Sarandon
40:Self-focused Indifferent Indians. ~ Chetan Bhagat
41:You get what you focus on in life. ~ Tony Robbins
42:Document, evaluate, focus, test. ~ Scott D Anthony
43:I would, for once, focus on me ~ Elizabeth Eulberg
44:My greatest asset now is my focus. ~ Josh McDowell
45:need is to focus on what people around you ~ Kriti
46:Whatever you focus upon, increases. ~ Andy Andrews
47:whatever you focus upon, increases. ~ Andy Andrews
48:You get what you focus on in life,. ~ Tony Robbins
49:Alaska has had to focus upon the ~ James A Michener
50:I lost focus on everything else. ~ Octavia E Butler
51:My teammates, they keep you focused. ~ Torrey Smith
52:Starve your distractions, feed you focus. ~ Unknown
53:What you focus on you create more of, ~ Jen Sincero
54:What you focus on you create more of. ~ Jen Sincero
55:A thousand ways. Focus on the one way. ~ Rick Yancey
56:What you focus on always gets better. ~ Robin Sharma
57:Focus like a laser, not a flashlight ~ Michael Jordan
58:Focus on opportunities, not problems. ~ Peter Drucker
59:Focus on the solution, not on the problem. ~ Jim Rohn
60:Focus on your music and not technology. ~ Bryan Adams
61:Knowing your purpose focuses your life. ~ Rick Warren
62:result,1 the first focuses on ~ Saint John Chrysostom
63:Whatever you focus on is what you get. ~ Tony Robbins
64:focus and have faith in my own story. ~ Michelle Obama
65:Focus on other people, not on yourself. ~ Randy Pausch
66:Google[x]'s Focus on the Physical World ~ Astro Teller
67:summer camps focus on robotics Times staff ~ Anonymous
68:correct this focus and instill ~ William N Thorndike Jr
69:Focusing on solutions fuels progress. ~ Michelle Gielan
70:Focus on the big picture, not the numbers. ~ W Chan Kim
71:focus on the user and all else will follow. ~ Anonymous
72:I focus on a lot of women's issues. ~ Lauren Greenfield
73:Commitment is the foundation of focus. ~ Shannon L Alder
74:Daily, focused action will move you forward. ~ S J Scott
75:focused everything there. And it became ~ Jonathan Stone
76:Focus on being productive instead of busy. ~ Tim Ferriss
77:Focus on the positives and be grateful. ~ Katrina Bowden
78:Focus on what's next, not what came before. ~ Sarah Fine
79:Good things happen when you narrow your focus. ~ Al Ries
80:I think I'm a focus for international attention. ~ Sting
81:They should have focused more on me. ~ Sebastian Telfair
82:Feeding the Beast becomes the central focus. ~ Ed Catmull
83:Focus on winning the contest with yourself. ~ John Kessel
84:Intense, sustained focus fuels manifestation. ~ T F Hodge
85:Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus. ~ Ann Voskamp
86:Think BIG and always focus on the positive ~ Donald Trump
87:When I'm interested, I get focused. ~ Huntley Fitzpatrick
88:Discipline #1: Focus on the Wildly Important ~ Cal Newport
89:Focus on the journey, not the destination. ~ Greg Anderson
90:Focus on the solution, not on the problem. ~ David A Wells
91:Focus on what's ahead. Use what is behind. ~ Donita K Paul
93:Glance at negatives, but focus on positives. ~ Tim Sanders
94:To attract money, you must focus on wealth. ~ Rhonda Byrne
95:Whatever you focus on you're going to feel. ~ Tony Robbins
96:Don’t focus on the what ifs. Focus on what is. ~ Vi Keeland
97:Remember: what you focus on becomes bigger. ~ Kathryn Alice
98:Singing was the big focus and outlet for me. ~ Debra Wilson
99:Efficiency and focus are the keys to success. ~ Robert Crais
100:Every period has its own optical focus. ~ Laszlo Moholy Nagy
101:FOCUS - Follow One Course Until Successful ~ Robert Kiyosaki
102:Focusing on food and exercise changed my life. ~ Demi Lovato
103:Focus on being productive instead of busy. ~ Timothy Ferriss
104:Focus on execution rather than just the idea. ~ Tony Robbins
105:Parties bring my misantrophy into focus. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
106:The secret of success is focus of purpose. ~ Thomas A Edison
107:When we focus on others, our world expands. ~ Daniel Goleman
108:Don't focus on her hiss. Remember her purr. ~ Donna Lynn Hope
109:Focused, hard work is the real key to success. ~ John Carmack
110:Focus on stillness, rather than on movement ~ Morihei Ueshiba
111:Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. ~ John C Maxwell
112:I really try to focus on my books and readers. ~ Emily Giffin
113:I try to not focus on what people expect from me. ~ Lady Gaga
114:My principal focus is finding great dramas. ~ Colin Callender
115:Our focus is on outputs rather than inputs. ~ Stephen Cambone
116:Skilled leaders focus on "we," not "me." ~ Stewart D Friedman
117:The mind
feasts on
what it focuses on. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
118:FOCUS - Follow One Course Until Successful ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
119:FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
120:Focus On How To Be Social, Not On How To Do Social. ~ Jay Baer
121:Focus on the present moment. Stay in the moment. ~ Tony Horton
122:Focus on your accomplishments , not your failures. ~ T D Jakes
123:I just want people to focus on the performance. ~ Janet McTeer
124:I'm just focused on exploring new opportunities. ~ Yuri Milner
125:I think everybody should focus on inner beauty. ~ Paloma Faith
126:It's the will that gives us the ability to focus ~ Bob Proctor
127:My focus was always toward imagery of some sort. ~ David Salle
128:Renounce love and you can achieve demonic focus. ~ Glen Duncan
129:we tend to focus on the annoying expectation ~ Richard Carlson
130:When you shift your focus, you change your life. ~ Steve Rizzo
131:WikiLeaks is a important focus of our attention. ~ James Comey
132:Apparently, nothing focuses a drunk like a quest. ~ Johnny Shaw
133:Build a wardrobe rather than focusing on trends. ~ Phoebe Philo
134:Don't focus on the victory, focus on the task. ~ Erik Spoelstra
135:Everything in the street today seems soft focus. ~ Irvine Welsh
136:Focus on people and the needs they have. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
137:focus on the doing rather than the getting it done. ~ S J Scott
138:Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
139:I don't really have a focus, I just make music. ~ Vince Staples
140:I'm focused on what I'm doing and nothing can stop that. ~ Tyga
141:I'm not focused on the gay and lesbian movement. ~ Billy Graham
142:Keep your eyes focused on the big objective. ~ David J Schwartz
143:To make the most of Christmas, focus on Christ. ~ J B Priestley
144:We can learn to focus on what things really are. ~ Ryan Holiday
145:What you choose to focus on becomes your reality. ~ Jen Sincero
146:When life attains a crisis, man’s focus narrows. ~ Jim Thompson
147:Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus. ~ Edward de Bono
148:Don't let negative people drain your energy. Focus ~ Jon Gordon
149:Focus does not mean saying yes, it means saying no. ~ Steve Jobs
150:I'm more focused at the plate- that's the key. ~ Carlos Gonzalez
151:I'm so focused on doing a great job as President. ~ Donald Trump
152:Keep the focus of your life in the here and now. ~ Caroline Myss
153:SHUCHU RYOKU - Focus all your energy to one point. ~ Gozo Shioda
154:Strategic Principle #3: Focus primarily on morale. Two ~ Vox Day
155:Today, let’s focus just on what’s in front of us. ~ Ryan Holiday
156:Don’t focus on the what ifs. Focus on what is.   *** ~ Vi Keeland
157:Either you focus, or you hit something really hard. ~ Jeff Gordon
158:Focus on the problem, you might miss the easy solution. ~ Unknown
159:Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want. ~ T Harv Eker
160:I can't help it. I always focus in on the negative. ~ Wayne White
161:It's important in any project to remain focused. ~ Jehane Noujaim
162:Loyalty is what you focus on and won't give up. ~ Shannon L Alder
163:My focus is to not focus too much on one genre. ~ Amanda Seyfried
164:Remove the fear, and the answer comes into focus. ~ Oprah Winfrey
165:So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball. ~ Bo Jackson
166:The past is dead, let's focus on tomorrow instead. ~ Greg Graffin
167:Whatever we focus on determines what we become. ~ E Stanley Jones
168:Focusing on negative situations is never helpful. ~ Jacqui Holland
169:focusing on what, not how; results, not methods. ~ Stephen R Covey
170:Focus on what you can do, then do it with all your heart. ~ Lois W
171:I'm not focused on what other people think of me. ~ Cate Blanchett
172:I use discipline and focus as my greatest weapons. ~ Lyoto Machida
173:much more productive to focus on “eat and train. ~ Timothy Ferriss
174:Stop managing your time. Start managing your focus. ~ Robin Sharma
175:These distraction-oholics. These focus-ophobics. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
176:When you focus on serving, there is no fear in you. ~ Tony Robbins
177:With Instagram, the focus is on the present tense. ~ Kevin Systrom
178:You can't get attention of one who focused on himself. ~ Toba Beta
179:You haven't touched me, and I'm already unfocused.: ~ Shayla Black
180:Always remember, your focus determines your reality. ~ George Lucas
181:Being is not passive; it takes focused awareness. ~ Maureen Murdock
182:Don't worry about your platform; focus on your impact. ~ Tony Dungy
183:Find the one thing you’re good at and FOCUS on it. ~ Joyce Tenneson
184:Focusing on the present helps reduce anxiety and worry, ~ Alex Korb
185:Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes. ~ Newt Gingrich
186:Focus on return on equity, not earnings per share. ~ Warren Buffett
187:Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. ~ Tony Robbins
188:Has anyone ever told you that you lack focus? ~ MaryJanice Davidson
189:I am centered and focused. I feel more secure each day ~ Louise Hay
190:I will continue to stay very focused on the economy. ~ Donald Evans
191:Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. ~ Matt Cameron
192:Rage is never blind. Rage is uniquely focused. ~ Guillermo del Toro
193:Successful people focus their thinking on progress ~ John C Maxwell
194:What you choose to focus on becomes your reality. And ~ Jen Sincero
195:Your field of focus determines what you find in life. ~ T Harv Eker
196:You've just got to focus on what you have to do. ~ Cheyenne Jackson
197:Always remember your focus determines your reality. ~ Peter Kingsley
198:Always stay focused. Always give and try your best. ~ Tommy Hilfiger
199:Eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the substance. ~ Tommy Ramone
200:Fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus. ~ Priscilla Shirer
201:Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. ~ Anonymous
202:Focus on the process of what it takes to be successful. ~ Nick Saban
203:Focus on the why rather than the how of a task or job. ~ Emma Sepp l
204:I focus my energies more so on staying original. ~ Waka Flocka Flame
205:In a familiar place, your mind focuses solely on itself. ~ Matt Haig
206:Step on the gas and focus on the road in front of me. ~ Jacob Chance
207:Stop Managing Your Time. Start Managing Your Focus. ~ Robin S Sharma
208:The focus needs to be in improving customer retention ~ Ryan Holiday
209:Yoga calms me down. It gives me energy and focus. ~ Jennifer Aniston
210:Another key role the CEO plays is to focus efforts. ~ Scott D Anthony
211:Focusing on the customer makes a company more resilient. ~ Jeff Bezos
212:If you focus on people’s weaknesses, they lose confidence. ~ Tom Rath
213:Losing focus is another way that founders get off track. ~ Sam Altman
214:Ooh, do we need a team name? How about “Focus the Noob”? ~ Cosimo Yap
215:Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus. ~ Johannes Kepler
216:This type of testing ignores the internal parts and focus ~ Anonymous
217:We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. ~ Anonymous
218:What we don’t keep in focus before us eventually fades. ~ John Bevere
219:You can't be focussed without really great communication ~ Sam Altman
220:Always remember, your focus determines your reality. ~ Joshua P Warren
221:A sophiological Christianity focuses on the path. ~ Cynthia Bourgeault
222:Focus on the impact you make versus the title you have. ~ Robin Sharma
223:Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. ~ Anthony Robbins
224:Forget about yourncompetitors, just focus on your customers. ~ Jack Ma
225:I am a focused person. I am a fighter. ~ Maria das Gracas Silva Foster
226:If one were blind, one can simply focus on a feeling. ~ Frederick Lenz
227:I'm not overly focused on being loved by everybody. ~ Bethenny Frankel
228:Me, I’m a stickler. I prefer my photographs in focus. ~ Lionel Shriver
229:Part of being creative is not being super-duper focused. ~ Joshua Foer
230:The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror. ~ Hans Georg Gadamer
231:The mind can wander while still focusing on one task. ~ Herbert Benson
232:Don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus on what you can. ~ Ronda Rousey
233:Focus on being the best you can at what you want to do. ~ David Maister
234:Focus upon what you want, not upon what you don’t want. ~ Doreen Virtue
235:I find it hard to focus looking forward. So I look backward. ~ Iggy Pop
236:I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss? ~ Lucinda Williams
237:In order to succeed, you must have a long-term focus. ~ Anthony Robbins
238:Los Angelenos dress like they've been focus-grouped. ~ Douglas Coupland
239:Motivation, passion, and focus have to come from the top. ~ Kevin Plank
240:Our brain can really only focus on one thing at a time. ~ Kevin Horsley
241:Play the picture in your mind - focus on the end result. ~ Rhonda Byrne
242:Take a Deep Breath & Focus on What's Really Important. ~ Wayne Dyer
243:The light from the oncoming train focuses the mind. ~ Bruce Springsteen
244:The most powerful people on earth are focus groups. ~ William J Clinton
245:this ability to focus one’s attention was fundamental. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
246:We get so focused on everything else that we stop enjoying ~ Kim Chance
247:What you believe and focus on becomes your reality. ~ Michael McMillian
248:When you focus on the consumer, the consumer responds. ~ Alexander Wang
249:Where we focus our energy is where we will get the results. ~ Tori Amos
250:Don't talk too much, be focused on the goal and achieve it. ~ Niki Lauda
251:It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material. ~ Robin Gibb
252:It's important to focus on the solution, not the problem. ~ Donald Trump
253:Jane: Focus is important.
V: Only if you're a microscope. ~ J R Ward
254:My two kids take a lot of my focus, which I'm grateful for. ~ Aden Young
255:Stay focused; leave everything and do something ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
256:Stay focused. Not every distraction is a worthy detour. ~ Steve Maraboli
257:We should be focusing on building things that do not exist. ~ Larry Page
258:You just stay focused on what you have to do. Exactly. ~ Jack D Schwager
259:All I'm focusing on is pickin' 'em up and layin' 'em down. ~ Stephen King
260:As always I am focused on training and coaching my team. ~ Rafael Benitez
261:As an actor you're used to being the focus of attention. ~ Yasmine Bleeth
262:Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil. ~ Suzanne Finnamore
263:Focus on giants - you stumble. Focus on God - Giants tumble. ~ Max Lucado
264:Focus on the squadron, Naasir. I will take care of Lijuan. ~ Nalini Singh
265:Focus on understanding yourself instead of blaming others. ~ Wayne W Dyer
266:I can't let safety and security become the focus of my life. ~ Judy Blume
267:I focus on myself, that's how I beat Wladimir Klitschko. ~ Anthony Joshua
268:If you don't care about losing, you will focus on technique. ~ Caio Terra
269:I only want to do better work. That's the focus of my life. ~ Ajay Devgan
270:It takes time, focus, and dedication to achieve great things. ~ Chris Fox
271:Nothing so focuses the mind as the prospect of being hanged. ~ Mark Twain
272:Screw the competition - focus on good customer service. ~ Richard Branson
273:The more you focus, the more that focus becomes a habit. ~ Charles Duhigg
274:We need to be focused on defeating radical Islamic terrorists. ~ Ted Cruz
275:We should not focus on ideas that divide us and pull us apart. ~ Ted Cruz
276:Your life must focus on the maximization of objectivity. ~ Charlie Munger
277:but everything was a fog. When she tried to focus on a single ~ Simon Wood
278:Focus not on who you are, but on what you can do for others. ~ Ron Kaufman
279:Focus on loving the life you have now in the body you’ve got! ~ Wayne Dyer
280:I haven't really focused so much on getting acting work. ~ Charlene Tilton
281:I'm focused on staying as healthy as I can so I can work more. ~ Dane Cook
282:it’s been to focus on culture and imagine what’s possible. ~ Satya Nadella
283:Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them. ~ Mark Cuban
284:The next few years is really going to be focused on shoes. ~ Tamara Mellon
285:We don't do focus groups - that is the job of the designer. ~ Jonathan Ive
286:While editing "Done in One":
FOCUS or F*** US! 08-15-2014 ~ Jan Thomas
287:Challenge the negative by focusing on the positive of life. ~ Asa Don Brown
288:Coaching focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes ~ John Whitmore
289:Don't worry about what you should do, focus on what you can do. ~ Anonymous
290:Focus on the play like it has a history and a life of its own. ~ Nick Saban
291:Hopefully and devoutly focus on your greater possibilities. ~ Bryant McGill
292:If I'm working, then I'm working, and my focus is on that. ~ Carmen Electra
293:I've been pretty career-focused since moving to New York. ~ Andrew Rannells
294:Never give up your dreams and stay focused on your passions. ~ Katie Cleary
295:Once upon a time we did not focus on a president's private life. ~ Tom Ford
296:Our focus has to be on changing reality, not changing laws. ~ Sheryl WuDunn
297:Remember - try to stay focused on progress, not perfection. ~ Matthew Kelly
298:Some actors need to be rattled and some need to be focused ~ Liev Schreiber
299:Stress focuses you right up until it sucks your brain dry. ~ Sheila Turnage
300:The future is finally something that we can now put into focus. ~ Lou Gramm
301:The very possibility of death focuses the mind wonderfully. ~ Jasper Fforde
302:When we are shame-based, we can only focus on our own ache. ~ John Bradshaw
303:Workers' rights should be a central focus of development. ~ Joseph Stiglitz
304:Don’t focus on the mishaps; consider the pleasures instead. ~ Victor LaValle
305:...extraordinarily beautiful, and slightly out of focus. ~ Rosemary Sutcliff
306:Focus on giants - you stumble.
Focus on God - Giants tumble. ~ Max Lucado
307:If there’s any secret to success for a startup, it’s focus. ~ Alistair Croll
308:I never really wanted to write and wanted to focus on acting. ~ Abby Elliott
309:It seems the older you get, the more life comes into focus. ~ John C Maxwell
310:It's important to focus on the good in life and appreciate it. ~ Geneen Roth
311:Love is a quality of attention, a way of focusing on someone. ~ Stuart Wilde
312:My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus. ~ Herbie Mann
313:Nothing done with the focus on God is ever a waste of time. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
314:So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars. ~ Jeff Gordon
315:The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. ~ Alan Watts
316:To have a mission is to have a unifying focus for your career. ~ Cal Newport
317:We forget to remain focused on the things that really matter. ~ Pope Francis
318:Where you hang your feelings is where you hang your focus. ~ Shannon L Alder
319:Work. Study. Focus. Dedicate yourself to it and don't give up. ~ Mateus Ward
320:You really need to spend a lot of your time focussing people. ~ Keith Rabois
321:Better to live a life of single-pointed focus, he taught. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
322:But I'm going to focus on salvation as well as physical healing. ~ Benny Hinn
323:Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests. ~ Lance Armstrong
324:If I'm focused while I'm strokin I could change how you walk ~ Curtis Jackson
325:If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions . ~ Hans Selye
326:I think we have to focus,on exactly what the priorities are. ~ Chris Christie
327:It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. ~ Aristotle
328:Let’s focus on where you could end up, not where you were or are. ~ Gary Cole
329:Maira Kalman says, “Avoiding work is the way to focus my mind. ~ Austin Kleon
330:Marketing should focus on market creation, not market sharing ~ Regis McKenna
331:My brain tried to process it while my heart focused on beating. ~ Kami Garcia
332:One of the basic lessons for innovation is to stay focused. ~ Walter Isaacson
333:The more choices we have, the greater the need for focus. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon
334:The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee
335:When God is in sharp focus, then life is also undistorted. ~ Elizabeth George
336:When you focus on want, you become an endless cycle of wants. ~ Bryant McGill
337:You cannot trust your eyes, if your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain
338:Anger will make you weak and clumsy. It will divert your focus. ~ Tahereh Mafi
339:Don't obsess over risks. Keep your focus on positive outcomes. ~ Deepak Chopra
340:Focus on innovating at value, not positioning against competitors ~ W Chan Kim
341:Focus on reaping the great benefits and mitigating the drawbacks ~ Jason Fried
342:Focus on where you want to go, not where you don't want to go. ~ Justin Langer
343:Focus your mind on what your Highest Self chooses to be. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
344:Genuine happiness comes from focusing on the happiness of others. ~ Dalai Lama
345:High interest rates focus on the revenue of a parasitic class. ~ Linda McQuaig
346:High-Quality Work Produced = (Time Spent) x (Intensity of Focus) ~ Cal Newport
347:I'm focusing on my family, raising my family, and staying blessed. ~ DJ Khaled
348:I'm happiest when I have something to focus my energy on. ~ Scarlett Johansson
349:I really want to focus on economic growth and growing the economy. ~ Paul Ryan
350:Most of all, we remain focused on our Rock that never moves. ~ Craig Groeschel
351:Our brand at Netflix is really focused on movies and TV shows. ~ Reed Hastings
352:Remember, what you focus on expands; results follow focus. ~ Marcus Buckingham
353:‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee
354:The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee,
355:Too many are focused on rewriting the past, invent the future! ~ Philippe Kahn
356:We need to sharpen our focus & live to the point just like a pencil. ~ Robin S
357:You always have to focus in life on what you want to achieve. ~ Michael Jordan
358:You have to stay focused. You cannot take your eye of your goal ~ Donald Trump
359:Your purpose is your identity; focus your energy on great purposes. ~ Amit Ray
360:A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course of victory. ~ Arthur Golden
361:Focus and simplicity...once you get there, you can move mountains. ~ Steve Jobs
362:Focus less on what people say and more on what you can accomplish. ~ Kiera Cass
363:Focus should be on the art of film, not on the business of film. ~ Winona Ryder
364:For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving. ~ Joe Cocker
365:Gunners, shift to APs but hold your fire. Main lasers, defocus and ~ B V Larson
366:I'm all for NATO. But I said they have to focus on terror, also. ~ Donald Trump
367:I often focus more on language than on the conveying of information. ~ Pat Mora
368:I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution. ~ James Daly
369:Keep it simple and focus on 4-5 simple retail/consumer small cap stocks! ~ Mika
370:People are looking for fame or a focus, and I can't provide that. ~ Will Oldham
371:Stop focusing on the bad stuff because life is too damn short. ~ Simone Elkeles
372:The country was not focused on terrorism before September 11th. ~ Louis J Freeh
373:The focus must always be on how to best accomplish the mission. ~ Jocko Willink
374:Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Theatrical Trailer (Courtesy of Focus ~ John le Carr
375:Today, I will focus on having a good relationship with myself. ~ Melody Beattie
376:We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist. ~ James Altucher
377:Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth. ~ Mark Victor Hansen
378:Focus: Establish a new business model in an old industry ~ Alexander Osterwalder
379:Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do. ~ John Carmack
380:Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination. ~ Chris Hadfield
381:focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination. ~ Chris Hadfield
382:focus on the possible and let the impossible fade from your mind. ~ Marc Cameron
383:I'm not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused. ~ Peter Munk
384:It’s simple. Your field of focus determines what you find in life. ~ T Harv Eker
385:Lets not focus on saving a nickel... lets focus on making a buck. ~ Adam Carolla
386:Most people when you get up close are not more in focus, but less. ~ Susan Minot
387:My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love. ~ Steve O
388:Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder. ~ Crystal Gayle
389:The ink in the pen that writes success stories is "FOCUS"... ~ Israelmore Ayivor
390:When you fully focus your mind,
you make others attracted to you. ~ Toba Beta
391:You got to be just stupid to not be focused on alternative energy. ~ Lewis Black
392:A church that focuses on the external has lost its passion for souls. ~ T D Jakes
393:Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light. ~ Tyler Perry
394:Don’t Take Breaks from Distraction. Instead Take Breaks from Focus. ~ Cal Newport
395:Everything is similar if you're willing to look far out of focus. ~ Marvin Minsky
396:Focusing isn't just an optical activity; it is also a mental one. ~ Bridget Riley
397:I’d chosen to focus on what was wrong instead of what was right. ~ Jill Santopolo
398:I focus on things that are the highest value and do them perfectly. ~ Sean Parker
399:If you don't have a vision, you can never be focused in a direction. ~ T B Joshua
400:I'm not as focused on my acting career as I have been in the past. ~ Harry Hamlin
401:I'm very focused on projects that help people, not just help me. ~ LeToya Luckett
402:I once heard someone say that success is not hocus pocus but focus focus. ~ David
403:It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. ~ Aristotle
404:My central focus is creating employment for the ordinary citizen. ~ Narendra Modi
405:Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals. ~ LL Cool J
406:Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others. ~ John C Maxwell
407:the focus of spiritual formation is the formation of our spirit. ~ Dallas Willard
408:this was not a problem to address, this was a person to focus on: ~ Michael Wolff
409:To revert to the present moment To focus on what can be controlled ~ Ryan Holiday
410:We are too focused in our differences to see how much we already share. ~ Various
411:You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain
412:You let go of fear by focusing on love. Love is the answer to fear. ~ Tama Kieves
413:Be focused on action and not on the fruits of action.” Bhagavad Gita ~ Paul Jarvis
414:Focus only on your successes and you will never know failure... ~ Stephen Richards
415:Focus on where you are going rather than on what you hope to avoid. ~ Ben Horowitz
416:Follow your deepest dream, the one you had as a kidbut stay focused. ~ Donal Logue
417:I am who I am, and I'm focused on that, and being a great CEO of Apple. ~ Tim Cook
418:If you are running a city you must focus on day-to-day problems. ~ Ken Livingstone
419:Its focus wasn't on the written word but how the word was written. ~ Neville Brody
420:Key 7: The focus of our awareness becomes the reality of our world. ~ Gregg Braden
421:Let’s agree to disagree, Martin. And let’s focus on the task at hand. ~ A G Riddle
422:Simplicity is not a matter of circumstance; it is a matter of focus. ~ Ann Voskamp
423:Stewardship delegation is focused on results instead of methods. ~ Stephen R Covey
424:Successful organizations have one common central focus: Customers. ~ Ken Blanchard
425:There are more important things to focus on in life than how you look. ~ Arden Cho
426:They [The Soviet Union] are the focus of evil in the modern world. ~ Ronald Reagan
427:Think less about who you were. Focus more on who you are becoming. ~ Joshua Becker
428:We decided to focus on women because no one was singling them out. ~ Judy Woodruff
429:What matters is where you want to go. Focus in the right direction! ~ Donald Trump
430:You have to be very focused about the music that you have inside. ~ Alfonso Cuaron
431:You have to focus on the process. You cannot be glued to the results. ~ Ivan Lendl
432:You should focus on being more interested than interesting. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz
433:At any moment in time, our reality is based on whatever we focus on. ~ Tony Robbins
434:Everything is worship if your mind is focused on the present moment. ~ Paulo Coelho
435:Everything you need comes into focus when you abandon the unneeded. ~ Bryant McGill
436:For me personally, I'm mostly focused on writing and acting right now. ~ Ben Savage
437:Have lots of experiments, but make sure they're strategically focused. ~ Adam Smith
438:He ignored the disturbing ripple and tried to focus on the gateway. ~ Christa Faust
439:I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama. ~ Newt Gingrich
440:of a man with prostate cancer undergoing focused ultrasound therapy, ~ John Grisham
441:Pain has a funny way of focusing the mind. Only what hurts matters. ~ John C Wright
442:Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your own improvement. ~ Lolly Daskal
443:The quality of our lives is determined by the focus of our attention. ~ Cheri Huber
444:Today I will focus on priorities and ignore the unimportant crap ~ Jayne Ann Krentz
445:Well, I don't think there's any need for people to focus on my career. ~ Bill Gates
446:When exercising, be sure to focus your attention on what you are doing. ~ Lee Haney
447:all problems can be solved if enough intensity and focus are applied. ~ Scott Berkun
448:Be focused on work or focused on something else, never in-between. ~ Timothy Ferriss
449:Creators are hard-driving, focused, dominant, independent risk-takers. ~ Mario Livio
450:Do we focus on pruning out all evil, or do we focus on growing love? ~ Sierra Simone
451:Focus on things that are small enough to change, but big enough to matter ~ Kat Cole
452:Hatred can't erase love memories.
You need to focus on anything else. ~ Toba Beta
453:I'm just thankful to have a tour and work something I can focus on. ~ Jerry Cantrell
454:I'm more focused on making a scene seem real as opposed to perfect. ~ Clint Eastwood
455:I'm uncomfortable with the focus on the poet and not on the poem. ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
456:It is necessary to be focused. This is the raison d'etre of career. ~ Frederick Lenz
457:Stop focusing on what was missing at the expense of what was available. ~ Jamie Beck
458:The quality of your life is determined by the focus of your attention. ~ Cheri Huber
459:Today's Declaration: I focus on what I want, not on what i don't want. ~ T Harv Eker
460:Turn off your mind, and focus on what you've got to do - task at hand. ~ Tony Horton
461:Whatever you consistently think about and focus upon you move toward. ~ Tony Robbins
462:You don’t have the same type of focus when you are undefeated. ~ LaDainian Tomlinson
463:You have to be driven. You have to be focused. You have to be aware. ~ Thomas Keller
464:Your mind simply cant focus forward and downward all at the same time. ~ Daryn Kagan
465:Best value comes from small, value-focused features, delivered frequently ~ Anonymous
466:Complexity means distracted effort. Simplicity means focused effort. ~ Edward de Bono
467:Dream the dream, find that extraordinary vision, and keep it in focus. ~ Dewitt Jones
468:Focusing on creating something helped me to forget everything else. ~ Haruki Murakami
469:Focus on lack and you will always struggle to create enough money. ~ Stephen Richards
470:Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead. ~ Ryan Holiday
471:I'm tired of high policy talks. I want to focus on nuts and bolts. ~ Dave Freudenthal
472:I'm very career-driven, so my focus and my energy has been into that. ~ Stacy Keibler
473:In America, people focus on the end result; they focus on the star. ~ Joshua Waitzkin
474:My focus, my life, my world is now. You just can't plan the future. ~ Juliette Lewis
475:Myrnin:I could murder a cheeseburger right now
Oliver:focus ya fool ~ Rachel Caine
476:Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health ~ Nicholas D Kristof
477:Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award. ~ Billy Wilder
478:Someone who was so single-minded of focus and so fragile of emotion. ~ Lizbeth Selvig
479:Sometimes the only solution is figuring out a bigger problem to focus on. ~ Dane Cook
480:The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus. ~ Thomas A Edison
481:While we’re obsessed with here and now, God is focused on forever. ~ Liz Curtis Higgs
482:Action focused on intent is better than action focused on outcome. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
483:At the instant A warrior Confronts a foe, All things Come into focus ~ Morihei Ueshiba
484:Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. ~ Michelle Obama
485:Don't focus on what others want. See what it is that you want. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
486:Educated people recognise their limitations but focus on their strengths. ~ Shiv Khera
487:fervently—because fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus. ~ Priscilla Shirer
488:Focus not on reducing your fear, but on building your courage—because, ~ Eric Greitens
489:Focus on what makes you happy, and do what gives meaning to your life ~ Barry Schwartz
490:Follow your goals and stay focused, because you really don't have much time. ~ Piggy D
491:If he hadn’t been so focused on not losing her rather than keeping her. ~ Tessa Bailey
492:If you can’t fix what’s wrong, you focus on what you can make right. ~ Brigid Kemmerer
493:It's about the production of the work. I need my workers to stay focused. ~ Jeff Koons
494:I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus. ~ Kate Moss
495:Jealousy is a waste of energy...focus on what I have, not what I don't. ~ Nikki Grimes
496:Most important was to remain focused and always have presence of mind. ~ Nafisa Joseph
497:My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person. ~ Andy Warhol
498:Sometimes when we get too close, we can lose focus, just like a camera. ~ Vish Dhamija
499:The duty of a film director is to focus more on the soul of the spectator. ~ Ken Loach
500:To get Game-Changing results, start focusing on Game-Changing thoughts. ~ Robin Sharma

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   71 Integral Yoga
   21 Christianity
   19 Fiction
   10 Integral Theory
   9 Yoga
   8 Science
   8 Psychology
   8 Occultism
   7 Philosophy
   5 Poetry
   1 Mysticism
   1 Alchemy

   33 Satprem
   29 The Mother
   27 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   20 H P Lovecraft
   16 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   13 Sri Aurobindo
   9 Swami Krishnananda
   5 Plotinus
   5 Carl Jung
   4 Thubten Chodron
   4 Jordan Peterson
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Aleister Crowley

   9 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   8 The Phenomenon of Man
   8 Let Me Explain
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   7 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   7 Agenda Vol 03
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   3 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 On the Way to Supermanhood
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Liber Null
   2 Liber ABA
   2 Agenda Vol 13

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