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.

“Five Frogs on a Log; Do the Impossible”


“As we go about our daily lives, it is important to remember that we always find what we’re looking for.  If you set out today thinking that this is going to be a bad day, shortly things will begin to order themselves to meet your expectation.  Conversely, if you set out with an expectation of greatness, this can be one of the greatest days of your life.”     (Jim Stovall)



“Someday, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life.  But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer.  Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.”    (Phillips Brooks)



“Five frogs are sitting on a log.  Four decide to jump off.  How many are left?  Answer: five. Why?  Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing.”    (Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt, Five Frogs on a Log)



“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”      (St. Francis of Assisi)



“Seek first to understand and then to be understood.”    (Stephen R. Covey)



“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.”     (Richard Bach)


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