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.

THINK and Make It Happen!

It’s early in the morning and you are just arriving at work.   You get to your office or your workstation and you begin thinking, “How in the heck am I supposed to feel good, be motivated and do a good job when it seems that everything around me is going bad?   There are too many changes going on in the company, there are issues at home, the economy is topsy-turvy, and there are some things that I just don’t understand!”   With all those thoughts in your head, your mind begins spinning and you feel woozy, and then all of a sudden …

  (Background music begins … harp playing … a dream-like state begins)

… you find yourself sitting on a chair in the middle of a large room.  You see a line of people coming towards you.  You can’t move.  As a key floats down to you, you hear a booming voice that says, “Do not worry; you already have the keys to your success.”   Then, one by one, each person in line comes to you, gives you a key and says:

“Change your thoughts and you change the world.   How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively.”     (Norman Vincent Peale)

“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.”     (Niccolo Machiavelli)

“There are no secrets to success.   It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”     (Colin Powell)

“Trust is enormously powerful in a corporation.   The only way I know how to create that kind of trust is by laying out your values and then walking the talk.  You’ve got to do what you say you’ll do, consistently, over time.”     (Jack Welch)

“We have a ‘strategic’ plan.   It’s called doing things.”     (Herb Kelleher)

“Essentially there are two actions in life  –  performance and excuses.   Make a decision as to which you will accept for yourself.”     (Stephen Brown)

“In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently that anything we say or do.”     (Stephen Covey)

And then poof! ….   All of a sudden, you begin to wake up, your mind becomes clearer and you look around your work area and realize it was all a dream.   Or was it?   “But it made sense,” you say.   “I’ve heard those sayings before but I never paid too much attention to them.   Could those statements be some of the keys to success?” 

It’s now become clear to you that, in order to be successful and create a positive and fun environment at work, (and at home), it all begins with youthe way you perceive events or issues, and the image you project to your employees, your costumers, your friends and your family.   As you go back to work, you can’t help but start singing James Brown’s song, “I Feel Good!”


Now, what can YOU do to “think and make it happen?”      ~  GMUniverse

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