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.

“Don’t Exist. Explore. Challenge Yourself.”


“How do you expect to be happy with more if you’re not happy with what you have now?”   (Anonymous)


“How do I get rid of the fear?

Alas, this is the wrong question.

The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop doing work that matters.

No, the right question is, ‘How do I dance with the fear?’

Fear is not the enemy.  Paralysis is the enemy.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, April 20, 2014)



“Don’t exist.

Get out, explore.

Challenge authority.  Challenge yourself.

Change forever.

Become who you say you always will.  Keep moving.  Don’t stop.  Start the revolution.  Become a freedom fighter.  Become a superhero.  Just because everyone doesn’t know your name doesn’t mean you don’t matter.

Are you happy?  Have you ever been happy?  What have you done today to matter?  Did you exist or did you live?  How did you thrive?

Become a chameleon – fit in anywhere.  Be a rock star – stand out everywhere.  Do nothing, do everything.  Forget everything, remember everyone.  Care, don’t just pretend to.  Listen to everyone.  Love everyone and nothing at the same time.  It’s impossible to be everything, but you can’t stop trying to do it all.  

Make this moment your reckoning.  Your head has been held under water for too long and now it is time to rise up and take your first true breath.

Do everything with exact calculation, nothing without meaning.  Do not make careful your words, but make no excuses for what you say.  F*** ’em all.  Set a goal for everyday and never be tired.”   (Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide)



“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself.  When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself.  It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged.  It’s up to you.  Encouragement should come from the inside.”   (Joel Osteen)



“Who wants to be normal when we can be special?”   (Phoebe Halliwell, ‘Charmed’)

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