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.

“You Rock”


 The Big 5

1)    Listen.  (Show Respect; Learn)

2)    Ask.  (Solicit, Engage, Inspire)

3)    Thank.  (Appreciate, Acknowledge)

4)    Apologize.  (Rectify, Build)

5)    Practice thoughtfulness.  (A way of life.  A staple of ‘good business.’)            (Tom Peters)



“Rarely does one find the quick fix, the big win, or a home run looking forward on the horizon of time.  Yet when they do their best, one day at a time, while thinking of their dreams and not the ‘hows,’ looking back they find that the quick fixes, big wins, and home runs found them.”        (‘Notes From the Universe,’ ©Mike Dooley,



 “You rock!    

This is deceptive.  You don’t rock all the time.  No one does.  No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time.  In fact, it’s a self-defeating goal.  You can’t do it. 

No, but you might rock five minutes a day. 

Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone.  Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before.  Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).

Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters.  Five minutes a day you might defeat the “lizard brain” long enough to stand up and make a difference.

And five minutes of rocking would be enough, because it would be five minutes more than just about anyone else.”            (Seth Godin)


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