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.

“Start Living the Life You’ve Imagined”

 

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”   (Henry James)

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“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.”   (Niccolo Machiavelli)

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“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season.  It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year.  It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.  Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”   (W. E. B. DuBois)

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“No matter how intelligent or able you may be, if you don’t have a sense of urgency, now is the time to start developing it.  The world is full of very competent people who honestly intend to do things tomorrow, as soon as they can get around to it.  Their accomplishments, however, seldom match those of the less talented who are blessed with a sense of the importance of getting started now.”   (Bits & Pieces)

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“Choose action, not rest.  Choose truth, not fantasy.  Choose a smile, not a frown.  Choose love, not animosity.  Choose the good life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your life.

Much of the effort and opportunity of springtime rests in the depth and degree of our faith.  Life provides no assurance that the planting of seeds will provide the reaping of crops.  We have only the demonstrated experiences of others to draw upon.  The storms of life could cancel our efforts expended in the fields of opportunity.  But to expend no effort during the spring will assure no results during the fall.”   (Jim Rohn, Seasons of Life)

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“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.  Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”   (e. e. cummings)

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“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t ‘ is you.  And you don’t have to listen.”   (Nike)

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