To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.— Chris Evert
Passioned Tunnel Vision quotations
Drivers don't always see the (flashing) lights.
You can't get tunnel vision. You've got to look everywhere, even when your adrenaline is going.
Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.
I guess when you're young you have tunnel vision.
Whenever you do any one thing intensely over a period of time you have to give up other lives you could be living. You have to have a real single-minded kind of tunnel vision if you want to get anything significant accomplished. Especially if the desire is not to be a businessman, but to be a creative person.
It's that one thing that you're passionate about, that you end up developing tunnel vision for and everything else tends to fall by the wayside. Passion is appealing and universal.
There are so many aspects to the sport.
It never gets boring because you always do something different.
There are so many aspects to the sport.
It never gets boring because you always do something different. Maybe you train really hard on a sport climbing and get tunnel vision for a while, but as soon as you burn out a bit, you concentrate on another aspect, like traveling. You see the world through the vehicle of climbing.
People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life.
When you have your passion, you never even think about other things.
It's tunnel vision. You go until you get it.
Tunnel vision can kill creativity.
When your child is sick, you have tunnel vision.
For about seven years. I really like it there. There are a lot of great musicians. The scene is very open. A lot of stuff going on. People's ears are really open, they are not closed. A lot of scenes here, people just get tunnel vision and are into one thing.
Maintaining concentration depends on what I call tunnel vision;
nothing else in the world exists but the catcher's target, the hitter and my perfect delivery.
Sexist grammar burns into the brains of little girls and young women a message that the male is the norm, the standard, the central figure beside which we are all deviants, the marginal, the dependent variables. It lays the foundation for androcentric thinking, and leaves men safe in their solipsistic tunnel-vision.
A wine goes in my mouth, and I just see it.
I see it in three dimensions. The textures. The flavours. The smells. They jump out at me. When I put my nose in a glass, it's like tunnel vision. I move into another world, where everything around me is gone, and every bit of mental energy is focused on that wine.
A lot of people don't understand the building phase.
They don't have the blueprint, but we do. With us having the blueprint and knowing what we want to build, it's not how it's supposed to be built, but what we want to build. I think it makes everything easy for us to stay focus and have that tunnel vision.
I think that that's the way the music grows and changes and becomes new and creative and vital. It's by synthesizing elements from all around it and not to maintain this kind of rigid myopic kind of tunnel vision, in a sense, trying to maintain a certain kind of purity, or whatever.
It gives me a sense of tunnel vision.
I just kind of do my thing with sort of tunnel vision for the story and my role and how it fits together.
Michael Roberts is a great rider and a great tactician;
he was always using his brain in a race. His determination to become champion jockey was unswerving. He worked night and day, day and night to do it. You must have tunnel vision to become champion jockey: you must almost block everything else out, and he did that perfectly.
My tunnel vision allows me to have a longer work day than most writers. I'm thankful for that.
We often engage the defense mechanism of tunnel vision, just to keep ourselves focused on our daily lives. This makes us terribly jaded in our perception of what is really around us.
Sometimes the tide is just out. But it always comes back in again. In times of severe distress, we tend to get tunnel vision and think this feeling will last forever. It will not.
Learn to see the big picture. Often times we get tunnel vision and lose sight of the big picture and what we're really trying to accomplish.
I'm not going to tell you the movies, but I remember getting halfway through the thing and everything sort of tunnel-visioned on me and I couldn't read the script anymore. I looked at the people and I just turned and ran out in a cold sweat. It took me about a year to study it and feel comfortable going in and reading for people.
When I put my nose in a glass, it's like tunnel vision.
I move into another world, where everything around me is just gone, and every bit of mental energy is focused on that wine.
I started going blind and my optic nerves of my eye started giving me tunnel vision. I also started fainting a bit and struggling to think. I felt a lot of pressure in my head all the time. That was when it got too much. I'm in a very, very fortunate position now where I've had it taken out once. And now it's back I'm being monitored. I think people at home should be checked for this.
Sometimes our tunnel vision is limited to what we see outside our window.
Until racial injustice becomes personal then I don't think it moves us in our gut.
Demanding historical (or scientific) veracity as a prerequisite for truth is another kind of tunnel vision. To do so is to mistake poetry for prose.
The main thing is to win. You just try to keep your tunnel vision on to get the team the win.
Let's face it: Most companies in most industries have a kind of tunnel vision.
They chase the same opportunities that everyone else is chasing, they miss the same opportunities that everyone else is missing. It's the companies that see a different game that win big. The most important question for innovators today is: What do you see that the competition doesn't see?
Great theories are expansive; failures mire us in dogmatism and tunnel vision.
I was single-minded and I had tunnel vision. Now it's time for a change.
We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed.
The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode.