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.

“To Find the Yellow Brick Road, Start On the Dusty, Dirt One”


“Usually, the best way to find the yellow brick road of your life is to start out on the dusty, dirt one.

And then let yourself become so preoccupied in making the best of it, having fun, and challenging yourself that you actually stop paying attention to the path.

Until, one day, not so long from now, with a new best friend, wearing cool clothes, feeling awesome, a teeny tiny bit taller, fresh from a WOW vacation, looking for the path you just left, you’ll notice that it’s 24 carats… baby.

And you’ll wonder for a long, long time, sipping on some exotic fruit drink, when the transformation actually took place…

Also wondering, as everyone always does, ‘Whatever did I do to deserve so much, so fast…?’

    (signed)   The Universe”         (Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe, 8.15.13)


“The first and most important principle in asking for and getting what you want is the ‘ground of being’ from which you ask.  By ‘ground of being’ we mean your state of thinking in regard to your level of certainty about getting what you are asking for.  If your expectation is that you will get what you are asking for, it will affect everything else — your body posture, eye contact, tone of voice and choice of words .…

Start with the assumption that you can get what you want.”    (Jack Canfield & Mark V. Hanson, The Aladdin Factor)



“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, un-fathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time.  I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”    (Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan)



“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”    (Unknown Author)



“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already.  All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”    (Eckhart Tolle)


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