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 Is Up to Me”


“Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today:  you can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.   I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it.  I choose to learn from it.   Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.   I choose the positive side of life.

Life is all about choices.   When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.   You choose how you react to situations.   You choose how people will affect your mood.   You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood.   The bottom line: it’s your choice how you live life.       (Jerry, a friend of Harvey Mackay, ‘Bottom line: your choice how to live’ by Harvey Mackay)


“Marcia Martin said, “‘What I point out to people is that it’s silly to be afraid that you’re not going to get what you want if you ask.   Because you are already not getting what you want … without asking, you already have failed, you already have nothing.   What are you afraid of?’

The next step is to ask yourself, ‘If I ask for this thing, what is the best that could happen?’   Wow!   Think about it!   You could actually get what you ask for—perhaps even more.”        (The Aladdin Factor, Jack Canfield & Mark V. Hanson)


“Perhaps the ten most important two-letter words ever put together:    If it is to be, it is up to me.”      (Unknown Author)

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2 thoughts on ““It Is Up to Me”

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  2. cindyortiz321478308 on said:

    In the face of reality, why is it that so many people choose to feel “bad”? I agree with you 100% that it is ALWAYS our choice! We always have a choice about everything so why not make it the good one!!!!

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