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.

“Vision or Hallucination?”


“Not everyone you influence will think the same way you do.  You have to help them not only believe that they can succeed, but also show them that you want them to succeed.  How do you do that?

  •  Expect it:  People can sense your underlying attitude no matter what you say or do.  If you have  an expectation for your people to be successful, they will know it.
  • Verbalize it:  People need to hear you tell them that you believe in them and want them to succeed.  Become a positive prophet of their success.
  • Reinforce it:  You can never do too much when it comes to believing in people.

Once people recognize and understand that you genuinely want to see them succeed and are committed to helping them, they will begin to believe they can accomplish what you give them to do.”       (John C. Maxwell, Becoming a Person of Influence)



“Tell me and I forget.  Show me and I remember.  Let me do and I understand.”       (Confucius)



“Vision without execution is hallucination.”       (Thomas Edison)


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