Word of the Week: Focus

Focus fo·cus /ˈfōkəs/


1. the center of interest or activity
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle, 1948 –

2. the optical clarity of an object, photograph or vision
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain, 1935


3. to concentrate; to pay close attention to something
I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” Venus Williams, 1980 –

4. (of a person or their eyes) to see clearly
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle Onassis, 1906 – 1975