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.

“A Change Catalyst, A Transformer”


“Never settle for anything less than your best.”      (Brian Tracy)


“It’s quite possible that you haven’t really considered yourself a leader of any kind.  Whether or not you have, you may be surprised to learn in just how many ways you are a leader, especially to those close to you.   Whoever it may be, there are people around you looking up to you, believing in you as a role model, as a leader.   So please, never underestimate the influence you have on the lives of others.   Think about how your vision of the future may be pointing the way for others.   Think about those for whom you might be a role model and in what ways you are setting examples for them.”      (Robert Stuberg, Everything you Need to Know to Get Everything You Want)


“I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a “transformer” in any situation, any organization.   Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf.”        (Stephen R. Covey)


“When John Coltrane plays the melody early in the track Harmonique, you can hear some of the notes crack.  

Of course, Coltrane was completely capable of playing these notes correctly.  And yet he didn’t.   It’s this effort and humanity that touches us about his solo, not just the melody.   Sometimes, “never let them see you sweat,” is truly bad advice.   The work of an individual who cares often exposes the grit and determination and effort that it takes to be present.  

Perfecting your talk, refining your essay and polishing your service until all elements of you disappear might be obvious tactics, but they remove the thing we were looking for:  YOU.”     (Seth Godin)


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