What one trait is behind the success of all people that have performed massively better than the average person?
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people, have all attributed their success to one factor. According to Alice Schroeder, in 1991 when Bill Gates’ dad asked Buffett and Gates what the most important factor for their success was, they both gave the same answer, “FOCUS.”
Focus always precedes success.
Success is not possible without a clear focus on what matters most. And as leaders we constantly need to remind ourselves this vital truth.
Here is my collection of 20 leadership quotes on focus to inspire you in your journey. Enjoy!
20 inspiring leadership quotes on focus
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar Click to tweet
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch Click to tweet
“It’s only by saying “No” that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs Click to tweet
“If you want your life and work to be meaningful, then focus on the things that matter most and spend your time, efforts and resources on those things that ARE meaningful.” – Andrey Sergeyev Click to tweet
“The art of leadership is saying No, not saying Yes. It is very easy to say Yes.” – Tony Blair Click to tweet
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“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter Click to tweet
“When the WHY is clear, the HOW is easy.” – Unknown Click to tweet
“Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.” – R. Duvall Click to tweet
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker Click to tweet
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F.Kennedy Click to tweet
“The main thing is to keep the main thing a main thing.” – Stephen R.Covey Click to tweet
“Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” – Unknown Click to tweet
“Concentrate on the few things that will produce the greatest results. Force yourself to set priorities. Do first things first – and second things not at all. ” – Peter F. Drucker Click to tweet
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas Click to tweet
“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.” – John Carmack Click to tweet
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” – Lin Yutang Click to tweet
“Without focusing and getting to clarity you cannot lead. You cannot motivate. You cannot plan. You cannot communicate.” – Bobb Biehl Click to tweet
“Life is like a camera, focus on what’s important and you’ll capture it perfectly.” – Unknown Click to tweet
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee Click to tweet
“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” – Unknown Click to tweet