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.

“Life Isn’t Fair – What Are You Doing About It?”

“Life isn’t fair.  Whatever hits the fan certainly won’t be evenly distributed.  The best approach to dealing with things that cannot be changed is to accept them.  The worst thing we can do is to succumb to the Victimitis Virus and “awfulize” the situation by throwing pity parties in Pity City.  When the doo-doo starts to pile deep, a leader doesn’t just sit there and complain (usually about ‘them’); he or she grabs a shovel.  We may not choose what happens to us, but we do choose how to respond – or not.”    (Jim Clemmer, “Accept What Can’t Be Changed and Change What Can Be”)



“God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.    Amen.”       (Author Unknown)



“This is the art of courage:  to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.”      (Victoria Lincoln)



“Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.”      (George Burton Adams)



“I’m ready to own my own power, to say ‘This is who I am.’  If you like, you like it.  And if you don’t, you don’t.  So watch out, I’m gonna fly.”      (Oprah Winfrey)

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