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.

“Letting Go and Moving On”


“To be ambitious for wealth, and yet always expecting to be poor; to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by travelling west.   There is no philosophy which will help a man to succeed when he is always doubting his ability to do so, and thus attracting failure.   No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.”          (Charles Baudouin)



Letting go doesn’t mean giving up … it means moving on.   It is one of the hardest things a person can do.   Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist when we let go.   We feel that letting go is giving up, quitting, and that as we all know is cowardly.   But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking.   We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that cannot be.   It means maturing and moving on, no matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so.”           (Unknown)



“Moving on takes courage, it takes the shedding of skin, so that the new self may come to light.   Moving on should not mean running away from commitment, responsibility and difficulties, we all must learn to endure in life, but rather a decision taken in sound mind, which we will not regret in the future.   Many a times moving on is most important, especially in terms of walking into the next moment and leaving behind the shadows of the past.   Every once a while, when life brings us hardships, one may get fired from a job, be facing a painful divorce or the loss of a loved one.   If you find yourself there, call within your being for strength, for light exists within us.   Get up and take that step.   Sometimes in life we got to move on!”           (Unknown)



“If I keep saying it, if I keep reaching out.   My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on.   To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.”      (Stephen King, ‘Duma Key’)



“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”     (Helen Keller)


Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: