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.

“Be Happy”


“Be yourself – don’t pretend to be what you’re not in order to avoid criticism.   Be yourself; improve yourself by study and practice and common sense.   But don’t fake it just to keep on the good side of somebody who spends all his time picking apart other people.”     (Mickey Mantle)


“If your happiness is based on always getting a little more than you’ve got  …  then you’ve handed control over your happiness to the gatekeepers, built a system that doesn’t scale and prevented yourself from the brave work that leads to a quantum leap.

Their rules, their increments, and you are always on a treadmill, unhappy today, imagining that the answer lies just over the next hill.   All the data shows us that the people on that hill are just as frustrated as the people on your hill.  The never ending cycle (no surprise) never ends.

An alternative is to be happy wherever you are, with whatever you’ve got, but always hungry for the thrill of creating art, of being missed if you’re gone and most of all, doing important work.”      (Seth Godin)


If you do not risk, you cannot grow …

If you do not grow, you cannot be your best …

If you are not your best, you cannot be happy …

If you cannot be happy, what else matters?      (Dr. David Viscott)


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