Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.— Rachel Carson
Valuable Focused Attention quotations
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
It's not human nature to be great. It's human nature to survive, to be average and do what you have to do to get by. That is normal. When you have something good happen, it's the special people that can stay focused and keep paying attention to detail, working to get better and not being satisfied with what they have accomplished.
We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ.
The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way. Of course, it's no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether you're going to win or lose and focus your full attention on what's happening right this moment.
Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.
Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.
Whatever we focus our attention on is what will dominate our thoughts (Proverbs 23:7). If our thoughts are dominated by the things of this world then we are going to get worldly results in our lives. We need to focus on God to get godly results.
The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people's thinking.
If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them.
Focus on your goals, not your fear.
The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It's focused attention.
Energy flows where attention goes.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative.
Paying attention at every moment, forms a new relationship to time.
In some magical way, by slowing down, you become more efficient, productive, and energetic, focusing without distraction directly on the task in front of you. Not only do you become immersed in the moment, you become that moment.
This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention.
We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
Focus attention and energy on making a difference in the lives of others, and success might follow as a by-product.
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
Multitasking divides your attention and leads to confusion and weakened focus.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.
Man's troubles are rooted in extreme attention to senses, thoughts, and imagination. Attention should be focused internally to experience a quiet body and a calm mind.
Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.
I had to train myself to focus my attention.
I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.
I discovered that this camera was the technical means in photography of communicating what the world looks like in a state of heightened awareness. And it's that awareness of really looking at the everyday world with clear and focused attention that I'm interested in.
We've been cooperative with the NFL investigation.
We'll continue to do so and we will turn all our attention and focus on to the Seattle Seahawks, a very well coached, talented, tough, competitive football team.
If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.
Trust is rebuilt by focusing not on what the other person did or did not do but on critiquing one's own behavior, improving one's trustworthiness, and focusing attention not on words and promises but on actions, attitudes, and ways of being.
The purpose of meditation is to create focus.
It is about focusing your attention on your experience. The reason for focus: it allows you to be here now. Your only reality is This Moment, right here, right now. Peace is found in such awareness.
Simply put, the Law of Attraction states that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you. So, if you stay focused on the good and positive things in your life, you will automatically attract more good and positive things into your life.
Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.
People are mostly focused on defending the computers on the Internet, and there's been surprisingly little attention to defending the Internet itself as a communications medium. And I think we probably do need to pay some more attention to that, because it's actually kind of fragile.
Rising oil prices have focused the world's attention on the depletion of oil reserves. But the depletion of underground water resources from overpumping is a far more serious issue. Excessive pumping for irrigation to satisfy food needs today almost guarantees a decline in food production tomorrow.
Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.
Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not - now is the time to change them.
You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.
Forget the pain. Learn to endure. Focus your attention elsewhere.
Togetherness has to do with focused attention.
It is giving someone your undivided attention. As humans, we have a fundamental desire to connect with others. We may be in the presence of people all day long, but we do not always feel connected.
Most of my photographs were taken on the spur of the moment, very quickly, just as they occurred. All attention focuses on the specific instant, almost too good to be true, which can only vanish in the following one.
Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.