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A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on simplicity, focus, complexity, and innovation

Next time you are designing a process, a product, or a service, ask yourself, “What can I remove?” For most consumers, simplicity is more important than comprehensiveness (and complexity).

The concept of “taking away” is also a great time management technique.  In addition to your “to do” list, be sure to create a “don’t do” list.  Become masterful at killing products, eliminating non-value adding tasks, and removing old/pointless habits.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Simplification is Innovation: http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/03/20/simplification-is-innovation/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mother Theresa on relationship, god, christian, muslim, pray, focus, and religious harmony

I have never found a problem with people from different religions
praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry
for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with
us. 

Mother Theresa

Source: Mother Teresa, A Simple Path

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Hillel on focus and integrity

If not You then Who;
If not Now then When?

Hillel

Contributed by: pRiMaLeVe

A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on focus and opportunity

Think about it. When we are so focused on achieving our goals, we often miss big, life-changing opportunities. Yes,  opportunity knocks often, sometimes softly. And more often than not, sometimes loudly. Opportunity could be screaming and yelling at us, and yet we ignore it. People who live goal-free are constantly watching for new opportunities that present themselves in unexpected ways. With open minds—and open eyes—they’re able to identify opportunities anywhere, even in unlikely places, and anytime, even in tragedy. They keep their minds clear of clutter to allow subtle messages to appear, because on the road of life you need to be on the lookout for hidden signposts.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS OFTEN, BUT SOMETIMES SOFTLY: http://www.steveshapiro.com/opportunity-knocks-often-but-sometimes-softly/index.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Lin Chi on zen, focus, in the moment, and walking

When walking, just walk. When sitting, just sit. But above all don't wobble!

Lin Chi

Contributed by: Emmerella

A Quote by Martha Stewart on success, focus, dedication, and open-minded

What are the most important characteristics for success?

For me it's a dedication to your real interests. It's an ability to be open-minded. Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. The great artists have been open-minded, even though they may seem, like Picasso, to be very directed, you can be directed and open-minded at the same time. I think you have to be really intensely serious about your work, but not so serious that you can't see the lightness that may also involve your life. You have to have that lightness too. You have to not be so heavy-handed and so ostentatious. It's very important not to be.

Martha Stewart

Source: Academy of Achievement: Martha Stewart Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ste0int-1

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Buddha Saying on journey, focus, concentration, travels, and enlightenment

When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the way. 

Buddha Saying

Source: Buddhist saying

Contributed by: ashlandtraveler

A Quote by Dean Radin on blindness, attention, perception, focus, gorilla suit, and blind spot

            “Beliefs can easily cause us to become blind to the obvious.  Recent research on ‘inattentional blindness’ has shown that even minor tweaks to one’s expectations can cause a form of blindness.  A simple experiment developed by University of Illinois psychologist Daniel Simons provided a dramatic demonstration of this effect.  …

            Simon’s experiment consists of a twenty-five second video clip of six people playing a basketball game.  Three are dressed in white T-shirts and three in black T-shirts.  The white team is passing a basketball amongst themselves, and the black team is doing likewise.  During the game, a person dressed in a black gorilla suit calmly walks into the middle of the game, beats its chest, and then walks off.  The gorilla is not understated or camouflaged – it’s blatantly obvious.  And yet the majority of people viewing the clip do not see the gorilla provided they’re given a very simple instruction:  count the number of basketballs tossed between the members wearing white T-shirts.  This minor deflection of attention is enough to cause complete blindness to something as obvious as a gorilla.  The power of deflecting attention is well known to stage magicians, who specialize in creating such illusions.”

Dean Radin

Source: Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Pages: 43..4

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Morihei Ueshiba on focus and aikido

Focus on stillness, rather than on movement

Morihei Ueshiba

Contributed by: Gabriele

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on life, grow, focus, and expand

Don't go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth

Contributed by: Z

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