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The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything.
It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside, instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.
To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.
If there is anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in the ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
If you don't concentrate, you'll end up on your rear.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquility.
The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration.
The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.
One arrow does not bring down two birds.
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of everything.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. ... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
One man; two loves. No good ever comes of that.
One cannot both feast and become rich.
The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
I like to laugh, but on the court, it is my work. I try to smile, but it is so difficult. I concentrate on the ball, not on my face.
Successful minds work like a gimlet, to a single point.
A bird can roost but on one branch. A mouse can drink no more than its fill from a river.
Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.
This one thing I do ... I press toward the mark.
All good is gained by those whose thought and life are kept pointed close to one main thing, not scattered abroad upon a thousand.
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.
Give me a man who says this one thing I do, and not these fifty things I dabble in.
A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
One thought driven home is better than three left on base.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
A man should remove not only unnecessary acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for then superfluous activity will not follow.
No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him.
Many people who wonder why they don't amount to more than they do have good stuff in them, and are energetic, persevering, and have ample opportunities. It is all a case of trimming the useless branches and throwing the whole force of power into the development of something that counts.
A great man is one who seizes the vital issue in a complex question, what we might call the jugular vein of the whole organism, and spends his energies upon that.
While the work or play is on ... don't constantly feel you ought to be doing the other.
When one is learning, one should not think of play; and when one is at play, one should not think of learning.
The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.
If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself and, equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
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 with the blow, to live an eternity in an hour.
I go at what I am about as if there was nothing else in the world for the time being.
Choice of attention, to pay attention to this and ignore that, is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer.
Concentration is everything. On the day I'm performing, I don't hear anything anyone says to me.
The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
You can't ring the bells and, at the same time, walk in the procession.
I've learned ruthless concentration. I can write under any circumstances ... street noises, loud talk, music, you name it.
Do whatever you do intensely.
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometrical progression if there are no interruptions.
Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself.
If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind.
A full mind is an empty baseball bat.
There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.
If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind.
Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
Attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it.
I can't concentrate on golf or bowling. Those bowling pins aren't going to hurt me. I can concentrate in the ring because someone is trying to kill me.
When I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no one out and a one-run lead ... it takes people off my mind.
Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.
Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there is no God.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

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