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.

“Create Something to Last Forever”

“A wise old sage hosted a dinner.  Toward the end of the meal, everyone was given fortune cookies and told that they’re holding their future in their hands.  The guests eagerly opened them to read the words of wisdom they contained.  The paper slips inside each cookie were blank.

‘Is this a joke?’ they asked.  ‘Is our fortune so bleak or so full of emptiness?’

‘That’s up to each of you.  The choice is yours,’ the sage replied. ‘Many people are eager to have soothsayers predict their future.  Fewer are willing to take responsibility for writing their own fortune.  Your future is a blank sheet of paper waiting for you to create what is to come.'”       (Jim Clemmer, “When Choosing Our Thoughts We Choose Our Future”)



 “… Just because something worked five years ago doesn’t mean it’s still going to work today.  We can’t get so set in our ways that we won’t try anything new.  Many people today have lost their enthusiasm, or there’s no freshness in their life because every time an opportunity comes for change, for promotion, for increase, they shrink back because they’re not used to it.  They don’t realize that’s what’s keeping them from going to the next level.

One thing I’ve noticed about successful people is that they know how to change with the times.  They don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same thing, the same way, year after year.  They’re constantly evaluating where they are and what they’re doing.  They make adjustments so they can improve…”          (Joel Osteen)


“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.  You go to work on your plan; your plan will go to work on you.  Whatever good things we build, end up building us.”      (Jim Rohn)



“Remember that you are needed.  There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it.”        (Charles L. Allen)



“What if you created something that would last forever?”        (Richard LeFauve)

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