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160 Wise Quotes About Focusing On Yourself To Empower You

160 Wise Quotes About Focusing On Yourself To Empower You

Recognizing the importance of self-focus is essential for living a fulfilled and balanced life.

When we focus on ourselves and on our potential, we get on the right path to discovering our authentic selves.

That’s what the following quotes about focusing on yourself are all about — nurturing our well-being and achieving our personal goals through a constant focus on the self.

Let them inspire you to embrace the path toward prioritizing your own growth and happiness!  

10 Empowering Quotes About Focusing On Yourself

1. “Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better.” — Choo Freeman

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2. “Fully commit to being a person of formidable intelligence and tenacity and a champion focused on every aspect of your own life.” ― Germany Kent

3. “Real change will come when you focus on yourself.” — Ritu Ghatourey

4. “If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.” — Bryant McGill

5. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” — Keysha Jade

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6. “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.” — Epictetus

7. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” — Brittany Burgunder

8. “When you shift your attention to yourself, there are countless opportunities to explore.” — Nitin Namdeo

9. “Focus on your work. Do what you’re great at. Don’t compare yourself to others and or waste time criticizing the lives and work of others. Do what matters most to you and make a difference doing that.” — Germany Kent

10. “The best way to remove obstacles from your path of success is to focus only on yourself, and on your actions.” — Nitin Namdeo

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Inspirational Focus On Yourself Quotes

1. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

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2.  “Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” — Leon Brown

3. “Don’t focus on the competition, focus on ways to make yourself better.” — Hopal Green

4. “The more you focus on you, the better you become.” — Doe Zantamata

5. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” — Rachel Bartholomew

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6. “Your work is to find your purpose and then do it with all your focus.” — Unknown

7. “Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you.” — Winnie Harlow

8. “I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude. If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people.” — Brandon Jenner

9. “The world is full of distractions. Therefore, all you need to do is focus on yourself and your path.” — Unknown

10. “Focus on making yourself better. This is what is alone going to put you ahead of yourself.” — Unknown

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11. “Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.” — Paulo Coelho

12. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.” — Lorii Myers

13. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” — Beyonce

14. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” — Roy T. Bennett

15. “Focus on yourself. Some people just don’t deserve to have you in their life and there’s nothing you can do to bring them back to reality.” — Unknown

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16. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” — Michelle Obama

17. “The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong, and true.” — Ralph Marston

18. “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” — Amy Poehler

19. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” — Matt Cameron

20. “It is not selfish to put yourself first when you create your life. When you take time for yourself, you make everything around you better.” — Tom Anderson

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21. “Any artist that’s involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do.” — Jock Sturges

22. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

23. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” — Gabrielle Union

24. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” — John Maxwell

25. “This world resembles a maze, a massive maze, and the only way to not get lost in it forever is by focussing on yourself.” — Unknown

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26. “It’s time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.” — Maree McPherson

27. “Always remember, you and only you, above everyone else, have the power to make a change in your life with your focus and determination.” — Unknown

28. “So why put yourself first? When you reach a certain age, you need to look after yourself because nobody else is going to do so for you.” — Rob Willson

29. “Prove to the world you are worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: you.” — Carrie Hope Fletcher

30. “One thing that stands in the way of making things possible from the impossible is your grit and will to focus on yourself.” — Unknown

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Insightful Quotes About Focusing On Yourself

1. “Focusing on yourself does not mean that you are selfish, but it means that you care about your life and goals.” — Nitin Namdeo

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2. “Your life is controlled by what you focus on.” — Tony Robbins

3. “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” — George Lucas

4. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable.” — Aziz Gazipura

5. “He who focuses on what is growing in others’ fields will never yield a good harvest for himself.” — Unknown

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6. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” — Anna Taylor

7. “On the battlefield, the moment you are out of focus, you can lose your life. When you learn the value of true focus, only then will you be able to implement it for yourself.” — Unknown

8. “Where you hang your feelings is where you hang your focus.” — Shannon L. Alder

9. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” — Rebecca Traister

10. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” — David Stafford

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11.  “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” — Shannon L. Alder

12. “Good things happen when you narrow your focus.” — Al Ries

13. “Never forget three things in life that only belong to you — your focus, time, and inner peace. Never trade them for anything else in this world.” — Unknown

14. “You will lose so many people when you start the journey to yourself.” — Nitin Namdeo

15. “Focus is as fleeting as a firefly. Once you learn to control it, only then can you make wonders happen.” — Unknown

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16. “There are more important things to focus on in life than how you look.” — Arden Cho

17. “Stop focusing on the clamorous surrounding to be able to hear your true inner voice, for it is only the inner voice that will take you to your heart’s desire.” — Unknown

18. “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

19.  “How to be successful: Focus on your own life.” — Unknown

20. “When you focus on yourself and love yourself, some relationships have to go.” — Adrian Michael

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21. “You have your own life, why waste it on focusing on others.” — Nitin Namdeo

22. “Always focus on yourself… never be afraid to make a mistake… because after every failure you will be able to learn something new, something different to do things in a better way.. to achieve your goals you’ll be able to find some new ways or use some new strategies to perform every task which you can face for fulfilling your goals!” — Unknown

23. “At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.” — Ben Zobrist

24. “Don’t complain. Train harder. Stop comparing. Focus on yourself.” — Unknown

25. “Focus on yourself, your life, your career, your family, your real friends, and most importantly your happiness.” — Sonu Rathord

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26. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” — Tim Ferris

27. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting with the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

28. “If you want to succeed, focus on changing yourself, not others.” — Unknown

29. “Give your life purpose and focus. Position yourself to succeed.” — Karen Waddell

30. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride — and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” — Unknown

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Motivational Focusing On You Quotes

1. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing.” — Nina Atwood

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2. “I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.” — Tim Cook

3. “The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” — Walt Disney

4. “Focus on whatever enhances your growth. Stop focusing on distractions that will take you away from your purpose.” — Unknown

5. “Stay focused on your goals, your peace, and your happiness. Don’t waste your time on anything that doesn’t contribute to your growth.” — Unknown

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6. “I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.” — Oscar Wilde

7. “All the great opportunities are within you but you just lost your focus from yourself.” — Nitin Namdeo

8. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” — Unknown

9. “For me, I’ve learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.” — Sidney Crosby

10. “Stop caring so much about what people think. Focus on you and on becoming the best version of yourself.” — Unknown

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11. “In a world of chaos, you are your only roadmap.” — Nitin Namdeo

12. “Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.” — Unknown

13. “There will be a time in life when you realize that your attention to you is more important than theirs.” — Nitin Namdeo

14. “For the moment I’m just focusing on my own stuff.” — Cheryl James

15. “Your breadth is what stands between your life and lifelessness. Once you learn to focus on your breath, you will master yourself.” — Unknown

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16. “To live the life of your dreams, focus on yourself and your goals.” — Nitin Namdeo

17. “If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” — Dalai Lama

18. “Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.” — Confucius

19. “Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.” — Unknown

20. “Focus comes a lot more easily when you desperately want the results of your own work — nobody else is going to do it for you.” — Palmer Luckey

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21. “The more you focus on yourself, the less you care about…[the stuff] around you.” — Nitin Namdeo

22. “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused on a few things.” — Bill Gates

23. “Focus on yourself. Don’t get lost in other people.” — Unknown

24. “The first key, the key to unlocking your universe, is to put yourself first.” — Connie Cash

25. “Pinpoint focus upon yourself; sheer hard work, dedication, and determination can take you to your goal.” — Unknown

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26. “I am a queen because I know how to govern myself.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

27. “Listen to your conscience and not the crowd.” — Nitin Namdeo

28. “Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” — Unknown

29.  “Those who know their worth only focus on their own work.” — Nitin Namdeo

30. “Only the work you do is beneficial for you, what others are doing is the matter of their life, you just concentrate on your work.” — Nitin Namdeo

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Encouraging Focus On Self Quotes

1. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.” — Frank Sonnenberg

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2. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

3. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir

4. “Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.” — Bohdi Sanders

5. “To rise above the average and do something different requires more focus on oneself.” — Nitin Namdeo

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6. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” — Alexander Graham Bell

7. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.” — Mitta Xinindlu

8. “Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.” — Unknown

9. “Focus on yourself and be positive.” — Unknown

10. “Keep your eyes on your paper. What is for them is for them, and what is for you is for you.” — Unknown

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11. “Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success.” — Warren Buffett

12. “The goal is to not get distracted by worldly illusions and to always remember who you are. This is achievable when you focus only on yourself and not others.” — Unknown

13. “When you focus on yourself you create more self-worth.” — Nitin Namdeo

14. “Focus on what you want to do.” — Rachel Singleton

15. “Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it just means that you know you have to focus on yourself to get to where you want to be.” — Unknown

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16. “The only easy and effective way to improve the quality of your life is to focus on the quality of your life.” — Nitin Namdeo

17. “You were not created to please others. Live to be happy and focus on pleasing yourself.” — Unknown

18. “Focusing on who you are, and pursuing opportunities to improve your abilities, allows you to be in acceptance of yourself. This makes you a beautiful person who could care less about what others think of you.” — Ellen J. Barrier

19. “Don’t rush into a relationship. Focus on finding yourself first.” — Unknown

20. “Don’t ever compare yourself to others. Stay focused on your own journey and leave footprints behind.” — Unknown

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21. “Sometimes you have to focus on yourself for the greater good for others.” — Jawed Abid

22. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

23. “It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what you are doing.” — Unknown

24. “I think self-knowledge is a key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values, and our own interests.” — Gretchen Rubin

25. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” — Clint Eastwood

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26. “Don’t take everything personally. Let stuff go. Let people be. Focus on you. Your mental health, your spiritual health, your well-being — physically and financially.” — Unknown

27. “Dream big, work hard, stay focused on your path, and surround yourself with good people.” — Unknown

28. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with a consistent focus on your goals and desires.” — Stephen Richards

29. “Elevate your standards. Focus more. Be better. Love your visions.” — Unknown

30. “You lose a lot of people when you’re focusing on yourself. Find no shame in evolving.” — Billy Chapata

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Self-Love Quotes About Focusing On Yourself

1. “In the journey of finding love I focus on having a great relationship with myself first.” — Angel Moreira

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2. “Friendship with one’s self is all important because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

4.  “Focus on yourself, your goals, and your dreams; the rest will figure itself out.” — K. Azizian

5. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first, and friendship and love will naturally find you.” — Mandy Hale

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6. “No human being is ever going to love you more than you love yourself.” — Avis J. Williams

7. “Never underestimate the fact that loving others is a choice but loving yourself is a responsibility.” — Germany Kent

8. “Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” — Holly Bourne

9. “We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” — Mae West

10. “Focus on loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” — Unknown

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11. “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”’ — Queen Latifah

12. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind, body, and spirit.” — Unknown

13. “Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

14. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Andre Gide

15. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen

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16. “If you would be less concerned with someone else’s shine and focus on your grind, you would see the growth and progress that you desire in your own life.” ― Germany Kent

17. “Genuine relationships depend first on healthy relationships with ourselves.” — Sonia Choquette

18. “Loving you is the easiest way to do it.” — Tjasa Luzovec

19. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

20. “Focus on yourself — do what you want, when you want, without having to consider anyone else’s agenda.” — Lauren Weisberger

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21. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski

22. “Stop looking for a partner. Focus on your goals and rebuilding your life. The right person will eventually find their way to you.” — Unknown

23. “Don’t live your life to impress society, instead live every moment of your life celebrating yourself, because it’s worth it, define yourself instead of letting society define you.” — Shikha Mishra

24. “Don’t worry about what others think. Just focus on yourself and be positive. Some people are always negative so don’t let it bother you.” — Unknown

25. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey

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26. “Make you the priority of your life.” — Unknown

27. “It doesn’t matter what others think. This is about YOU. Create a life that you genuinely love with your whole heart and start with yourself.” ― Brittany Burgunder

28. “Focus on yourself. Please. Don’t let your world revolve around someone else, because people are temporary. Do your own things; have your own likes. Don’t do things for them. Do things for you. Don’t stick around waiting for them, don’t give up your all for them because I guarantee you they will leave. Please. Live for yourself.” — Unknown

29. “Talk to yourself like you would someone you love.” — Brene Brown

30. “When you focus on being the best person you can be, you draw the best possible life, love, and opportunities to you.” ― Germany Kent

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Final Words

I believe we too often lose sight of our own needs and aspirations, constantly trying to please other people or the norms of the society we live in.

And we lose ourselves.

That’s why I gave my best to collect the best quotes about focusing on yourself I could find on the web, to remind you to prioritize your own happiness and well-being.

Because that’s the only way to live a more fulfilled and purpose-driven life!

160 Wise Quotes About Focusing On Yourself To Empower You