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The daily small painting, a small resource and time commitment, is an exercise in absolute focus for that time period. It's like a meditation, really. (Gaye Adams)

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel. (James Allen)

If you don't pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. (David Allen, author)

The key to being focused is to intensely enjoy whatever you are doing. (David Allio)

People can certainly be creative when they're under the gun, but only when they're able to focus on the work. (Teresa Amabile)

A focused man will walk a straighter path to all his successes and therefore will have more to gain. (Roger Asselin)

An even more narrow focus still comes with the hollow puppet of memory. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

What am I paying attention to? attention is focused on the space between what I see, and what the paint is doing on the end of my brush. (Eleanor Blair)

Travel, listen, look, learn. Never stand still with what you have; it will leave you. Keep focused. (Harley Brown)

You will learn to enjoy the process... and to surrender your need to control the result. You will discover the joy of practising your creativity. The process, not the product, will become your focus. (Julia Cameron)

What is focus and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus? (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Focus is like a camera. You can set it to auto and just press the shutter - voila! - but is it discerning and is it valid, or simply more noise? (Luke Charchuk)

If I am centered, then I can reach out to what's happening on the circumference. The ideal is to not lose touch with the centre. (Melanie Circle)

One can learn to focus more intently, but it takes a lot of practice and discipline to control one's mind. A simple technique to practice is to stare at an object and see how long you can keep your mind on it without it wandering. (Toni Ciserella)

Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow. (Chuck Close)

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass. (Robert Collier)

The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconstancy. The signature of greatness is a disciplined and consistent focus on the right things. (Jim Collins, author)

I think the messiness and embodied nature of modern life just produces an enhanced signal for our attention. (Richard J. Davidson)

Hard edges attract our eye, while soft edges allow our eyes to easily move through them. A skilled painter can make great use of selective focus. (Paul deMarrais)

It is the power of intention that helps one focus and stay committed. (Donald Demers)

If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more. (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

Focusing is difficult in this age of information bombardment... Our times are bent on distracting us from focusing on anything. Our energy is diluted. (Amy Evans)

I'm so focused on the progress of the painting that I'm not seeing the subject. (Peter Fiore)

Focus in our own art development is crucial. Sometimes I think we are so interested in what and how others are achieving their paintings that we fail to focus on our own way of painting. (Gwen Fox)

Focus and momentum shorten the path to the finish line. (Connie Frey)

Cropping makes us focus on the essential. (Sylvio Gagnon)

We are not born focusing. It's an acquired skill that requires initial effort and constant upgrading. (Robert Genn)

Once a person is able to achieve true singlemindedness in his practice and smash apart the old nest... into which he has settled... Wisdom immediately appears... and the all-discerning Fivefold Eye opens wide. (Hakuin)

Focusing on aspects of interaction and relationship rather than on art objects calls for a radical rearrangement in our expectation of what an artist does. (Suzanne Lacey)

Focus on where you want to go, not where you don't want to go. (Justin Langer)

Focus on the opportunities, not on the constraints. (Paul Laseau)

Sometimes it's hard to stop when you're ahead, but knowing when to stop is also part of the attention and focus cycle. (Skip van Lenten)

Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others. (John C. Maxwell)

The technique of value reduction forces you to make some difficult choices... but helps you focus on the most significant elements of the design. (Richard McDaniel)

When you put your focus on something, whether it be positive or negative, you have set the wheels in motion for the Universe to deliver it to you. (Gina Mollicone-Long)

It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long. (Elizabeth Moon)

Focus and time limits - works for me. Small size canvases are also good tools to increase focus. (Liz Reday)

I wonder at ascribing success of timed, brief painting exercise to focus and attention. Shooting from the hip or taking careful aim? (Stella Reinwald)

Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one. (Bridget Riley)

In general, my paintings are multifocal. You can't call it unfocused space, but not being fixed to a single focus is very much of our time. (Bridget Riley)

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. (Anthony Robbins)

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. (Anthony Robbins)

Superheroes are amazingly able to focus their attention to the problem at hand, regardless of what is happening in their personal lives. (Dr. Robin Rosenberg)

Edges are one way to focus the viewer's attention. (Rick Rotante)

Attention is the most powerful tool of the human spirit. We can enhance or augment our attention with practices like meditation and exercise, diffuse it with technologies like email and Blackberries, or alter it with pharmaceuticals. In the end, though, we are fully responsible for how we choose to use this extraordinary tool. (Linda Stone)

Later in life, one of the compensations is gliding effortlessly into focus in a thing. Since it is who we are, anything that is not the focus or supportive thereof is just not us. Even outside issues, when they arise, are interesting in that they only help define the focus more clearly. (Twyla Tharp)

We need to have a focused and coherent work presence in any given gallery. If you are in the groove doing your best work in a preferred medium and style with subject matter you know well, then just keep painting and showing... it will break for you. (Richard Tomkinson)

As long as I remain focused... I'm able to blast ahead, blazing my own trail with little regard for who thinks what about it...! (Sandy Triolo)

Becoming 'awake' involves seeing our confusion more clearly. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Sketching people who are not models, who are liable to move at any time and you never know when - that really exercises and stretches the brain cells which underpin focus. (Katherine Tyrrell)

Focus is the key in doing excellence. (Dorenda Crager Watson)

I am completely focused on my Art. If this makes me self-indulgent, then self-indulgent I am. No one but me can create what I'm creating. (J. Bruce Wilcox)

We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right. (Marianne Williamson)

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