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.

“Climb Over the Wall; Losing is Winning”


“There’s a place some of us like to hang out; I call it the near side of the wall.  It’s the comfortable place where, instead of pushing our limits to more intense feeling, greater love, and larger life, we remain content with half best, with mediocrities in every area, with things that fill our days but not our souls.

Playing on the near side of the wall is at best a timid and at worst a cowardly position.  It ensures that our lives will be safe and small.

Being willing to climb over the wall, to scale it in spite of possible bruised hands and scraped knees, is like being willing to see if the baseball you threw over it ended up on a black-asphalt pavement or in a field of wild orange poppies.”      (365 Days of Love, Daphne Rose Kingma, Conari Press)



“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.”      (Denis Waitley)



“What I am looking for is not out there … it’s in me.”      (Helen Keller)



“That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games.  Losing, in a curious way, is winning.”      (Richard Bach)


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