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.

“Whatever You’re Scared of Doing, Do It”


“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.”   (Marcus Aurelius, Meditations)



“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.  You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you and all of us, and my wish for myself.  Make New Mistakes.  Make glorious, amazing mistakes.  Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before.  Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”   (Neil Gaiman)



“Stop comparing yourself with others.  If they are good at something, you too are good at something else.  Self-confidence is not measured by your own capabilities versus that of others, but by your own needs.”   (Stephen Richards, Develop Jedi Self-Confidence:  Unleash the Force within You)



“It doesn’t matter what ‘they’ do.

Your net worth, net health, and net happiness all hinge exclusively upon your net thoughts, net words, and net deeds.  Though little can rob you as quickly as thinking that it matters what ‘they’ do.

You’ve got the power.  Besides, you summoned them to show you this.     (signed)  The Universe”   (Mike Dooley, ‘Notes from the Universe,’ 3.24.14)



“They may try to stop you by their words and deeds, but like air you will rise above it all.  You are unstoppable.”   (Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die)



“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”   (Winston Churchill)

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