125 Distraction Quotes To Inspire You To Focus On Your Goals

Looking for quotes about distractions? We have rounded up the best collection of distraction quotes, sayings, captions, slogans, status messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be more focused in life, work and relationships.

Distraction is defined as something that takes your attention away from what you were doing or thinking about. It’s like a diversion to an act or activity which can relax you or give you pleasure.

In whatever field you are, work, fitness, studies, job, personal goals, being focused and concentrating on the positive is what will help you accomplish our goals and dreams. In the middle of all the stress, challenges and distractions your undeterred determination and a laser-like focus will make you successful in all your endeavors.

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Often with technology, cell phones, relationships we seem to get distracted from our goals. These powerful quotes are really important to be focused and attentive and are relevant for students, business, life, relationship, politics, and more.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of strong willpower quotes to motivate you to achieve your dreams at any cost.

We have divided the quotes in the following sections to motivate you;

  • Distraction Quotes
  • No Distraction Quotes
  • Funny Quotes About Good Distractions
  • Distractions Quotes About Love And Life

Distraction Quotes

  1. “Your real competition is your distraction.”                                                                                       

    Inspirational Quotes On Distraction
    Inspirational Quotes On Distraction

  2. “Where your attention goes, your time goes.”


  3. “Distractions are easy to find and hard to leave!”                                                                           

    Quotes To Avoid Distraction
    Quotes To Avoid Distraction

  4. “Be the motivation. Not the distraction.” – Rob Hill Sr


  5. “Distracted from distraction by distraction.” – T. S. Eliot


  6. “Every great waste of time begins with a small distraction.”


  7. “If you commit to nothing, you’re distracted by everything.”


  8. “You can’t do big things if you’re distracted by small things.”                                               

    Inspirational Distraction Quotes
    Inspirational Distraction Quotes

  9. “If Satan cannot have your heart, he’ll do his best to distract it.”


  10. “Distraction is a killer of dreams, visions and goals.” – Topsy Gift


  11. “The greatest threat to the state is not faction but distraction.” – Aristotle


  12. “Attachment of anything is the distraction of everything.” – Anand Thakur


  13. “A distracted existence leads us to no goal.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  14. “Competition isn’t ruining your business. Distractions are.” – Robin Sharma


  15. “Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it.” – Sharon Salzberg


  16. “Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.” – Adam Hochschild


  17. “Technology is not a distraction, but it is the mind which consider it for the that.”


  18. “Sand was dribbling out of the bag of her attention, faster and faster.” – Sarah Blake


  19. “An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.” – Robin Sharma


  20. “Stop getting distracted by things and people that have nothing to do with your goals.”                                                                                                                                         

    Distraction Quotes Images
    Distraction Quotes Images

  21. “Thinking is the ultimate distraction, the ultimate escape from reality.” – Marty Rubin


  22. “Thinking is good for your mind, but too much thinking leads to distraction.” – E. Habib


  23. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.” – Mark Zuckerberg


  24. “Very powerful distraction nowadays are the notification sounds from social media.” – Giridharan K


  25. “Being distracted keeps your focus away from achieving your goals and overcoming your limitations.”


  26. “Advertising is 48% distraction; 4% information; and 48% manipulation.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


  27. “I needed something—the distraction of another life—to alleviate fear.” – Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park


  28. “Children are not distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis


  29. “Distractions destroy action. If it’s not moving you towards your purpose, leave it alone.” – Jermaine Riley


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


  31. “Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.” – Talib Kweli


  32. “Messes create distraction. And distraction reduces your power to achieve every goal you set.” – Robin Sharma


  33. “O woman, perfect woman! what distraction was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil!” – John Fletcher


  34. “A mind that is worried about the past is distracted, and a mind that worries about the future is delusional.” – Cheng Yen


  35. “Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.” – Cornel West


  36. “The Internet is a big distraction. It’s distracting, it’s meaningless; it’s not real. It’s in the air somewhere.” – Ray Bradbury


  37. “Distraction: Just another meaningless message to keep you from paying attention to all of the issues that really matter.”


  38. “Teenagers talk about the idea of having each other’s ‘full attention’. They grew up in a culture of distraction.” – Sherry Turkle


  39. “The result of information overload is usually a distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.” – Zig Ziglar


  40. “Nostalgia is a sweet place for a poet and writer to be in. But it’s an indulgence; a distraction. You can’t live in a distraction.” – Gulzar


  41. “Sincere thought means thought of concentration (quiet awareness). The thought of a distracted mind cannot be sincere.” – Bruce Lee


  42. “I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it’s useless, I think it’s a distraction.” – Seth Godin


  43. “All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” – Julio Cortázar


  44. “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


  45. “These distractions will remain only till you fail altogether. So just let it go and build your life as such you become an unavoidable distraction for them.”


  46. “Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free.” – Alan Cohen


  47. “When people can’t bury themselves with work, they can’t run away from their feelings and all it needs is a little free time to reveal who they are.” – Sarvesh Jain


  48. “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


  49. “At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


  50. “We fight too many battles that don’t matter. If the battle is not between you and your destiny, then it is a distraction. You have to learn to let things go.” – Joel Osteen


  51. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc


  52. “Study and practice as much as you can. There will be distractions, such as friends or family wanting your time and attention, but make sure your work doesn’t suffer.” – Dana Levin


  53. “Nothing is quite so emotional and passionate as what goes on inside of a family. People are driven to distraction by a father or a mother or a husband. Or a child.” – Helen Mirren


  54. “Be aware when distractions come your way. You’ll know it’s a distraction when you stop doing what you’re supposed to be doing and find yourself pondering things that have no value.” – Beverly R. Imes


  55. “Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however if you can do both things its fantastic.” – Bryan Adams


  56. “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


  57. “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


  58. “The past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, for only in the present can we shape the future. Cut loose the past; it is dead weight. Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end.” – Stephen Baxter


  59. “The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.” – Noam Chomsky


  60. “Distraction and Focus: Distraction is death but focus is life. Distraction is illness but focus is health. Distraction is poverty but focus is wealth. Distraction leaves regret but focus gives happiness. Distraction stoops us to low but focus help us going high. Distraction is reason for failure but focus is need for success.”


  61. “You can never let anything distract you from your main objective. My only goal is to be great. That’s all I want. That’s all I ever aspire to be. Greatness is something nobody can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. So I put all my energy and focus into my craft.” – Larry Fitzgerald


  62. “The relative ease of most driving lures us into thinking we can get away with doing other things. Indeed, those other things, like listening to the radio, can help when driving itself is threatening to cause fatigue. But we buy into the myth of multitasking with little actual knowledge of how much we can really add in or, as with the television news, how much we are missing. As the inner life of the driver begins to come into focus, it is becoming clear not only that distraction is the single biggest problem on the road but that we have little concept of just how distracted we are.” – Tom Vanderbilt

No Distraction Quotes

  1. “Be about actions, not distractions.”                                                                                         

    Distraction Quotes
    Distraction Quotes

  2. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.”                                                                           

    Distraction Quotes Pictures
    Distraction Quotes Pictures

  3. “Try avoiding the attraction of distraction.”                                                                                       

    Focus Distraction Quotes
    Focus Distraction Quotes

  4. “Meditation quarantines distractions.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen


  5. “Don’t let mediocrity distract you from greatness.” – Asad Meah


  6. “Stop getting distracted by things that have nothing to do with your goals.”


  7. “Say ‘no’ to distraction so you can say ‘yes’ to your destiny.” – Thema Davis


  8. “Focus, focus, consolidated focus. Beware of distraction.” – Ikechukwu Joseph


  9. “Art has to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.” – Saul Bellow


  10. “Never let anyone or anything distract you from noticing how amazing you are.” – Edmond Mbiak


  11. “When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.” – Ramana Maharshi


  12. “Listen to your inner voice and never let the distraction of the crowd discolour your poise.” – Israelmore Ayivor


  13. “Avoid distractions. The more you stop participating in pointless activities, the more time you free up to better yourself.”


  14. “I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life.” – Paul Hollywood


  15. “Truly paying attention to something or someone makes it or them seem as big as the universe.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


  16. “I’d find someone else. No distractions. Men get in the way of ambition. Plus, they laugh at you when you fail.” – Rose Pressey


  17. “Don’t let other people distract you from your course. It is your life, not theirs. You need to be committed and true to yourself.”


  18. “If the enemy can distract you from your time alone with God, then he can isolate you from the help that comes from God alone.”


  19. “Be so busy improving yourself that you don’t have time to pay attention to anything or anyone that distracts you from your growth.”


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


  21. “Less distraction, more focus. Less gossip, more encouragement. Less past, more future. Less toxicity, more positivity.” – Robin Sharma


  22. “Don’t allow distractions and temptations misguide you & satisfy you for a brief moment. Be strong & stay focused.” – Genereux Philip


  23. “We must withdraw the mind from these distractions and make it abide in the self. Thus guarding the peace within we shall have to do the work without.” – Sri Aurobindo


  24. “Nothing changes and very little happens in Paris. This is a great place to work without distraction-and then I run away to New York, where I have a life.” – Malcolm Mclaren


  25. “To do much clear thinking a person must arrange for regular periods of solitude when they can concentrate and indulge the imagination without distraction.” – Thomas A. Edison


  26. “Freedom from mental distraction equals power. Body mind masters eventually come to the realization that this and every moment, on or off the field, is the moment of truth.” – Dan Millman


  27. “As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.” – Sharon Salzberg

Funny Quotes About Good Distractions

  1. “You are my favorite distraction.”                                                                                                 

    Funny Distractions Quotes About Love
    Funny Distractions Quotes About Love

  2. “Acclaim is a distraction.” – James Broughton


  3. “Love, you drive me to distraction.” – Dave Matthews


  4. “I would put a picture here but it would just distract you.”


  5. “TV is a distraction from being awesome.” – James Blacker


  6. “Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.” – Marilyn Vos Savant


  7. “A little distraction we need, to destroy what we believe.” – Priyanshu


  8. “One man’s distraction is another man’s refuge.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen


  9. “Are you healed or just distracted? Don’t confuse the two.” – Steve Maraboli


  10. “In nature, every distraction is an inspiration.” – Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover


  11. “Take an occasional holiday from what you love or you’ll end up hating what you love.” – Marty Rubin


  12. “Immersing oneself in the problems of a book is a good way to keep from thinking of love.” – Orhan Pamuk


  13. “I need distractions. Good distractions, not bad ones. A good distraction for me is a great play.” – Danny Aiello


  14. “All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” – Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds


  15. “I don’t think you go to a play to forget, or to a movie to be distracted. I think life generally is a distraction and that going to a movie is a way to get back, not go away.” – Tom Noonan


  16. “Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Distractions Quotes About Love And Life

  1. “Las Vegas is about distraction.” – James Turrel

  2. “Life has become a major distraction from my cell phone.”


  3. “I have a lot of great distractions outside of acting.” – Heath Ledger


  4. “You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.” – Tom Kite


  5. “We are not that busy; we are just distracted.” – Shawn Wells, The Energy Formula


  6. “You are my addiction. You are my muse. My worst distraction. My poetry & hues” – Avijeet Das


  7. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard                                                                                                                                               

    Being Distracted Quotes Funny
    Being Distracted Quotes Funny

  8. “The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back.” – Warren Buffett


  9. “Love is your one and only goal everything else is a distraction.” – J.R. Incer, Boost Your Brainpower 365


  10. “Immersing oneself in the problems of a book is a good way to keep from thinking of love.” – Orhan Pamuk


  11. “My theory is that the world is a difficult place to live in and distraction is the name of the game.” – Toni Morrison


  12. “Be careful because sometimes distractions can come into your life dressed as love and attention when it’s in fact a distraction.” – Scarlet Jei Saoirse


  13. “Use reading-aloud time as bonding time, as time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside.” – Neil Gaiman


  14. “It is good to love in a moderate degree; to distraction, it is not good; but to love to entire distraction, is the thing that my master’s doing.” – Plautus


  15. “You are my distraction now, whether you want it or not. So take responsibility for it.” – Melanie Sargsian, Lovember: A Collection of Short Love Stories


  16. “When we clutter our lives with imagined obligations, unnecessary activities, and distractions that only kill time, we dilute the power of our lives.” – Anne Katherine


  17. “People allow themselves to get distracted; I think ultimately, probably the biggest thing that gets in the way of people doing at any point in time is distraction.” – David Allen


  18. “In any academic field, it’s either fall in love with books and avoid engaging in emotional affairs with people, or vice versa, but you can’t possibly focus on both at the same time because love is so powerful that it can cause distraction.” – Godwin Elijah


  19. “When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is always, ‘Do fewer things,’ it’s true of partnerships, marketing opportunities, anything that’s taking up your time. The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success.” – Evan Williams


  20. “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


  21. “We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” – C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

How To Avoid Distractions?

Distractions can seem impossible to avoid at work or in school. Studies show that distractions cause a massive loss in productivity.

We all are distracted by people, technology, internet and other things off and on. We can’t help but grab our cell phone the moment we hear a notification of a message or email.

To be more focused and less distracted one should begin organizing things and routine and build habits that help you eliminate distractions while at a task.

Start by creating an environment in which you’re less tempted to get preoccupied with something other than what you’re working on. We hope the best takeaway from these distraction quotes is not to feed your distractions and be more focused to be loyal to your dreams.

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We are sharing some wise and encouraging words by some of the most famous authors, celebrities, leaders who emphasize the importance of staying focused on yourself with positive energy.

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