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.

“Nothing Happens by Accident”

“There is no coincidence, and nothing happens ‘by accident.’  Each event and adventure is called to your Self by your Self in order that you might create and experience Who You Really Are.  All that is required is to know this. For you are the creator of your own reality, and life can show up in no other way for you than the way in which you think it will.”    (Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue by Neal Walsch)



“You’re in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows — and has always known — that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.”   (Anthony Robbins)



“Know and understand that there will be challenges and difficult times.  Don’t try to avoid them.  Welcome them.  Gratefully. Cultivate the technique of seeing all problems as opportunities.  Opportunities to be, and decide, Who You Really Are.”    (Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue by Neal Walsch)



“Forget self-esteem.  You need self-compassion.

Self-esteem has long been considered the bedrock of individual success.  But high self-esteem many not be all that it’s cracked up to be.  Thinking you’re great (which of course you are) comes with pressure to live up to your self-image.  You may live in quiet terror of making mistakes, and even worse, feel devastated when you do.  When faced with a challenge, you don’t need to believe in your own brilliance as much as you need to confront your flaws head on.  Develop self-compassion, a willingness to look at your own shortcomings with kindness and understanding.  With a realistic sense of your abilities and actions, you can figure out what needs to be done differently next time.  Being perfect doesn’t lead to success, but being able to avoid the same mistake does.”    (“To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem” by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Harvard Business Management Blog, 1.12.13)



“Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts.”   (Anthony Robbins)


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2 thoughts on ““Nothing Happens by Accident”

  1. Love and needed these quotes on a Monday!! Thank you for sharing, I always look forward to the words of wisdom I know I’ll find on your blog!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoy these “words of wisdom” and hope they keep you energized. Have a glorious day!

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