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.

“Create More Urgency – Shake Up the Scene – Celebrate Everyone’s Uniqueness”


“‘I didn’t have time.’

This actually means, ‘it wasn’t important enough.’  It wasn’t a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of the list.

Every few days, Twitter and Facebook soak up a billion hours of ‘spare’ time.  Where did that time come from?  What did we do before social media was here?  Weren’t we busy five years ago?

Running out of time is mostly a euphemism, and the smart analyst realizes that it’s a message about something else.  Time is finite, but, unlike money, time is also replenished every second.

The people you’re trying to reach are always recalibrating which meetings they go to, which shows they watch, which books they don’t read.  The solution has nothing to do with giving people more time (you can’t) and everything to do with creating more urgency, more of an itch, more desire.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, April 30, 2014)



“Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be.  Open up that journal and get poetic finally.  Volunteer.  Suck it up and travel.  You were not born here to work and pay taxes.  You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create.  Stop putting it off.  The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays.  Take pictures.  Scare people.  Shake up the scene.  Be the change you want to see in the world.  You’ll thank yourself for it.”   (Jason Mraz)



“Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness.  I like the way that sounds.”   (Hillary Duff)



“Let others lead small lives, but not you.  Let others argue over small things, but not you.  Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.  Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”   (Jim Rohn)



“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.”   (Carl Sagan)


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