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"If you chase two rabbits, both will escape"
"What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things."
— Margaret Meade
"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it."
— Andrew Carnegie
"The great mystery isn't that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz probably couldn't play the trumpet very well."
— Peter Drucker
"Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."
— Ben Stein
"Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it."
— Brian Tracy
"Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others."
— Abraham Zaleznik
"If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him."
"Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, 'Is this necessary?'”
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
"You are more likely to acquire power by narrowing your focus and applying your energies, like the sun’s rays, to a limited range of activities in a small number of domains."
— Jeffrey Pfeffer, Power
"If you can’t live through adversity, you’ll never be good at what you do. You have to live through the unfair things, and you have to develop the hide to not let it bother you and keep your eyes focused on what you have to do."
— Maurice “Hank” Greenberg
"The goal is not perfection but rather a posture of moving toward healthy habits and characteristics."
— Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader