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.

“What Should I Do With My Life”


“I’m convinced that business success in the future starts with the question, ‘What should I do with my life?’   Yes, that’s right.   The most obvious and universal question on our plates as human beings is the most urgent and pragmatic approach to sustainable success in our organizations.   People don’t succeed by migrating to a “hot” industry … or by adopting a particular career-guiding mantra … .  They thrive by focusing on the question of who they really are  –  and connecting that to work that they truly love (and, in so doing, unleashing a productive and creative power that they never imagined).   Companies don’t grow because they represent a particular sector or adopt the latest management approach.   They win because they engage the hearts and minds of individuals who are dedicated to answering that life question.”​     (Po Bronson)



“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true.   This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs.   They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence.  When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”     (Walt Disney)



“There comes a time in a man’s life when to get where he has to go … if there are no doors or windows … he walks through a wall.”     (Bernard Malamud)



“… and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  (Anais Nin)


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