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.

“Dreams – An Index to Your Greatness”


“Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”   (Steve Jobs)



“Initiating comes from imagination.  An atmosphere where people initiate can only come from a place where dreaming is encouraged.

Leaders imagine a world that they would like to be a part of, a world worth fighting for.  With this vision and all the emotion that gets stirred up in the heart, the leader begins to initiate. They see the issue or challenge that not everyone else sees and lead people to do something about it that was not done before.  Passion sparks initiative, a tremendous focus, belief, desire, and drive.”   (Seth Godin)



“Wisdom cannot be imparted.  Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else …  Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.  One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”     (Siddhartha, Herman Hesse)


“Fear.  We become afraid of rejection, looking foolish, losing face and being vulnerable and hurt by others.  As a result of these fears, we become passive.  We settle for less than we really want and we sit in judgment of others who are getting what we want.

The main overriding fear that stops us from asking for what we want is the fear of rejection.”    (The Aladdin Factor, Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen)



“If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you’re going to turn out in life.” (Warren Buffet)



A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.”   (Zadok Rabinwitz)


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