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.
I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that’s usually what I focus on.
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what’s happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
I think that the mere fact that I’m doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U.S. away from dependence on foreign oil.
My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future.
I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that’s something that can be developed. It can be self-taught.
Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can.
Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen.
Maybe I’m less sensitive to these issues because I see that what people need first is economic security, and only when they have that can they afford to focus on human rights.
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change – even though they don’t really know what they’re trying to prevent – then you can get pessimistic.
All camps are hard, that’s what they’re intended to be. They make you focus when you’re tired, when you don’t feel like doing things, and to see how long you can retain and pay attention.
I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way.
That’s my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice.
I feel like I’m a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She’s absolutely been my focus. That’s the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up.
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
I mean, that was a throwaway thought, because my focus was – my intent and my focus was to never go public.
When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on “stuff”-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past.
In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors – all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq’s future.
I have the greatest husband. The baby is my main focus right now. We’re both so excited. I mean, this is definitely the happiest moment in my life.
In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one.
It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.
My focus is not on solving nature’s deeper mysteries. It is on using nature’s deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems.
But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what stories we decide to tell, but probably the biggest part of my job I’d say is working on the storyboards.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace.
There are many really good teams in our conference this season. Miami, Indiana and Detroit will be our fiercest opponents this year. But we just have to focus on our game and be patient with the realistic hope that we’ll be on top after all is said and done.
Unfortunately, the real focus in this country has not been on the rest of the world. It’s been on our own issues and our own problems. Fair enough. But it means that our simple hopes that everything will just work out abroad aren’t really coming to pass.
No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later.
Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I’m saying. And I have to talk slowly.
And I’ve always – the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you’re too busy worrying about the competition, you don’t focus enough on what you’re doing.
As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States.
One of the things I really like about Ford’s films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
My focus and that of all members of the Government responsible for delivering services to the public is to make sure that the public sector can use all the skills it needs to do the job the public wants it to do.