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.

“You Must ‘Be’ to ‘Do’ – Audacious Rewards”


“Every one of us, unconsciously, works out a personal philosophy of life, by which we are guided, inspired, and corrected, as time goes on.   It is this philosophy by which we measure out our days, and by which we advertise to all about us the man, or woman, that we are. …   It takes but a brief time to scent the life philosophy of anyone.   It is defined in the conversation, in the look of the eye, and in the general mien of the person.   It has no hiding place.   It’s like the perfume of the flower — unseen, but known almost instantly.   It is the possession of the successful, and the happy.   And it can be greatly embellished by the absorption of ideas and experiences of the useful of this earth.”      (George Matthew Adams)


“Trying to implant a goal that is incongruent with the self-image is like trying to plant grain by dropping seeds on rock hard bone-dry ground.   This happens when a person tries to make a goal that they are not.   No one can consistently out perform his or her self-image.   No one can long overcome it with willpower.   No one can sneak past it and perform in an incongruent manner.   The bottom line is that you cannot ‘do’ things without ‘being’ the kind of person who does those things.   You must ‘be’ to ‘do.’”     (Dr. Maxwell Maltz)


“If you don’t have audacious goals, your people will be status quo instead of status go.”   (Roy Spence Jr.)


“Know yourself and your resources – and know that audacious risks are the parents of audacious rewards.”     (Ezra Adams, music teacher)


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