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.

“Failure – Good News and Bad News; I’m Possible”


“You are a fortunate person, indeed, if you can begin each day accepting the fact that during that day there will be ups and downs, good breaks and bad ones, disappointments, surprises, unexpected turns of events.”     (Roy Benjamin)



“Many people think that failure is something to be avoided at all costs. There is good news and bad news to report on that. The good news is that failure can be avoided – by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. The bad news is that to achieve anything, you must accept risk, which brings with it the possibility for disappointment and failure.

If you have never experienced failure, you have never pushed the envelope or stretched hard enough and long enough to reach your maximum potential. You can never steal second base if you keep both feet on first. You will never experience the exhilaration of discovery without enduring the pain of an experimental dead-end.

Winston Churchill defined success as “going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Failure may be an event in your life, but it is not who you are.     Failure is an opportunity to learn. “   (“Learning from Your Mistakes,” Delos Cosgrove)



“Obstacles are necessary for success because … victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.”    (Og Mandino)



“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”     (George Smith Patton, Jr.)



“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”     (Audrey Hepburn)


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One thought on ““Failure – Good News and Bad News; I’m Possible”

  1. That was exactly what I needed to read today. Your blog is my favorite place to visit during my lunch break. Thanks for always being there to lift me back up. Words will never express my appreationtion at your collection of motivational and inspiring quotes.

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