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.

“Make the Most of It”

“The world is perfect.  It’s a mess.  It has always been a mess.  We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”    (Joseph Campbell)

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“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?  This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”   (Thomas Merton)

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“Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing.  If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing.  You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one.  It is your choice.”     (Osho)

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“The next time you feel lonely, disconnected or unappreciated, consider that unlike many other maladies, this one hits everyone.  And unlike other challenges, this one is easily overcome by realizing that you can cure the problem by connecting, appreciating and leading.

The minute we realize that the person sitting next to us needs us (and our tribe, our forward motion and the value we create), we’re able to extinguish their aloneness as well as ours.

When you shine a light, both of you can see better.”      (Seth Godin)

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“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?  Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame?  Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car?  Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement?  Of course not.  What will matter then will be people.  If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?”    (Max Lucado)

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“This bright, new day … complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes … a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes.  This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care.  Make the most of it.  There is only one to a customer.”     (Author Unknown)

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