40 Quotes about How to Stay Focused and Saying No to Distractions

Distractions are anything that prevents you from concentrating on priorities or something else. Most of us are unproductive because we are not saying NO to distractions and that messes up our ability to focus, to get our tasks done, and ultimately causes us a lot of stress. Especially in the current technological era, our digital devices compete for our attention and try to distract us basically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To avoid being distracted, you should identify all of your distractions and deal with each of them individually. Before we get to the quotes to help you refocus yourself and say no to distractions, try to put your phone into “do not disturb” mode for the next week and see how that goes. And now, on to our favorite collection of the most amazing quotes that will inspire you not to be distracted by day-to-day mediocrity thus allowing you to live your dreams.

No distraction quotes

1. “Our normal human tendencies are distraction and dissipation. We begin one task, then get seduced by some other option, and lose our focus. We drift away from what is difficult and we know to be true, to what is comfortable and socially condoned.”– Daniel Pinchbeck

2. “Goals for the future distract from worry and anger about the past and redirect your focus to the direction you’re traveling in.”– Sam Owen

3. “War is being reminded that you are completely at the mercy of death at every moment, without the illusion that you are not. Without the distractions that make life worth living.”– Francesca Lia Block

4. “Not everyone who’s been around you in your journey of life is worth keeping. Some have been there to distract you from reaching your purpose.”– Mitta Xinindlu

5. “The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline because you need to be alone to find out anything.”– Vivienne Westwood

6. “The moment of drifting into thought has been clipped by modern technology. Our lives are filled with distraction with smartphones and all the rest. People are so locked into not being present.”– Glen Hansard

7. “When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.”– Zig Ziglar

8. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”– Jack Canfield

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9. “People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.”– Chuck Palahniuk

10. “Trust yourself even when know one else can see your vision or understand your purpose. I believe in myself.”– Scarlet Jei Saoirse

11. “Consistency is genuinely improving yourself to become a good match for those with whom you are in relationships while distancing yourself from people when their actions become too toxic.”– Dexter A. Daniels

12. “We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.”– Joe Kraus

13. “Every day set the simple goal of trying to be more awake and less distracted.”– Russell Simmons

14. “You need to wake up with a plan each day to get one step closer to reaching your goal.”– Cortney Johnson

15. “Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.”– Ralph Marston

16. “The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”– Russel M. Nelson

17. “If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognize those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow.”– Robin S. Sharma

18. “Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams.”– Derek Sivers

19. “Believe in yourself, don’t let no man define your future, work hard at your trade as if no man exist to help youTherefore and focus should be your lens against distractions.”– Oscar Bimpong

20. “You can’t focus upon something that bothers you and something that doesn’t bother you at the same time, and in the moment you withdraw your attention from what’s bothering you, your vibration is going to rise.”– Abraham Hicks

21. “I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.”– Kobe Bryant

22. “The biggest challenge is to stay focused. It’s to have the discipline when there are so many competing things.”– Alexa Hirschfeld

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23. “Lacking an external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant. If you find a focus, an ambitious goal that seems impossible and forces you to grow, these doubts disappear.”– Tim Ferriss

24. “I don’t deal with people who have no goals and no vision. If that sounds like you, stay away from me. I’m not your kind of person.”– Germany Kent

25. “Stay focused on your values. Stay focused on what is most important to you. Don’t let what is happening around you distract you, from you. Don’t give drama any time and attention.”– Akiroq Brost

26. “We live in an interconnected world of exploding information density where a million things are clamoring for our attention all the time.”– Steve Woodruff

27. “Disconnect from everything long enough to see if it feeds your soul or if it’s a distraction. What’s deeply connected will always remain.”– Maryam Hasnaa

28. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”– Christopher Columbus

29. “When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.”– Viktor Frankl

30. “Deep in the soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a silence vast and grand – an infinite ocean of calm, which nothing can disturb. Nature’s own exceeding peace, which passes understanding. That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves.”– Richard Maurice Bucke

31. “Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. “– Eric Thomas

32. “What you focus on will grow stronger. What you ignore will wither away and disappear.”– Deepak Chopra

33. “Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.”– Elizabeth Gilbert

34. “Your to-do list should include items that need to be accomplished for the month, the week, and each day. You must then ask yourself how much time you need to block off to achieve each task. Time blocking allows you to minimize distractions and to maximize your efficiency as you work to complete this list.”– Clay Clark

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35. “I can handle a lot of work. I’ve always been able to. I’m a very focused individual. I come to my studio at about 7:30 in the morning and exit almost 5:00 P.M. In that time, those eight or nine hours, it’s kind of laser focus on whatever I’m working on. There aren’t really any distractions or anything.”– Jeff Lemire

36. “Don’t lose the voice you were divinely given to your own distractions.”– Richie Norton

37. “If you understand that a wasted time is a wasted life, you will start running away from television, you will begin to run away from movies, you will run away from games like criminal case and candy crush.”– Sunday Adelaja

38. “You must understand that your creativity comes alive when you spend time alone focusing on your projects without distractions.”– Sunday Adelaja

39. “Keep making a difference out there! Don’t let the noise around you distract you from listening to the voice within you.”– Farshad Asl

40. “Consistent and chronic distractions have the power we give it focal access, to rob us of our long-term historic memory of unhurried moments in life where we are divinely invited to experience that which is the lovely, praiseworthy and excellent…give heed to the call of voices in a song that raises the vibration of a melodic verses, in such a spectacular way, that our neurons create a bio-celluar concert to revive the soul of our best memories. . .selah.”– Tracey Bond

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It is so easy for all of us to get distracted in the modern technological age when we have phones and other electronic devices trying to distract us constantly. You might be doing your online class then an ad pops up and distracts your entire class. Your kids, pets, and friends can also be your distractions thus the need to set your limits to focus on your tasks.

Without distractions, you will certainly accomplish your everyday goals. Read thus the above quotes you will be able to evade everyday distractions and completely focus on your goals.

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