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.

“Crisis = Danger & Opportunity”

“Just don’t pretend that your choices don’t have consequences, and please don’t whine when you are held accountable for your choices. If you don’t like the consequence, make a different choice next time.

The world I live in is not void of consequences. You are free to behave as if the world you live in is inert, but please don’t expect me to collude with your delusion because that would be a disservice to both of us.

You really can do whatever you want to do, and you really are responsible for your choices. Ignorance is not an excuse. (Bret L. Simmons)


“We all know people who, under duress, throw up their hands and cry, ‘How can this be happening to me?’ Such people see themselves as victims, and living through hardship carries no lessons for them. But resilient people devise constructs about their suffering to create some sort of meaning for themselves and others.” (Diane L. Coutu, Harvard Business Review)


“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters — one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” (John F. Kennedy)

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