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.

“Look Outside Your Heart, Dream; Look Inside, Awake”

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.   Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”      (Joseph Campbell)


“Is there a human being alive who is capable of getting to an airplane who doesn’t know how to buckle his seatbelt?   Given that we have 100% seatbelt understanding among the flying population, why do flight attendants repeat the instructions literally millions of times a year?

It’s stuck.

Change gets made by people who care, who have some sort of authority and are willing to take responsibility. Often, though, finding all three is tough, particularly when faced with the immovable object of the stuck organization.

One approach to getting unstuck is the clean sheet of paper.  Dictate that the speech before flight is going to change, that the menu will be redone, that the qualifications are going to start over, from zero.

Move your team, completely rewrite (and) throw out the standard script — by creating a vacuum, you give your team permission to invent.”         (Seth Godin)


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”      (Kahlil Gibran)


“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart ….  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”          (Carl Jung)

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