Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“It’s Hopeless, We’re Surrounded” Are You Sure?

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … they can’t get away this time.”
(Chesty Puller (USMC, when surrounded by 8 enemy divisions during the Korean War.)

“We’re all in this together if we’re in it at all.”     (Johnny Cash)

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”    (Jack Welch)

Do you think you would react in the same way that Chesty Puller did when surrounded by the enemy?   Instead of looking at it in a gloomy way and giving up, the message he gave his troops was that ‘we have them just where we want them.’  That put his troops in a different mind-set and also for them not to give up.   To paraphrase Johnny Cash, ‘if we are going to go for it, all of us have to be in it together and work as a team.’ 

As you look at your life at work or at home, do you give up easily when faced with insurmountable odds?   Do you or your team say, “I (we) can’t beat this.”  “I (we) can’t win.”   It’s no use in trying.”   Next time that happens, think about what Chesty told his troops, what Johnny Cash said, and most importantly, take note of what Jack Welch said – “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” 

           You can do it!   Don’t let someone else control your future.    ~  GMUniverse

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