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. Live. That’s What It’s There For”


“Accept responsibility for your life.   Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”   (Les Brown)



“If it was just about surviving, getting by, and keeping things the way they are, then how would you explain imagination?

If it was just about sacrifice, selflessness, and altruism, then how would you explain desire?

And if it was just about thinking, reflection, and spiritual stuff, then how would you explain the physical world?

Get the picture?  Want it all?  That’s what it’s there for.”   (Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe)



“Most likely to succeed:

‘Succeed’ is in the eye of the beholder…

Most likely to hit a home run

Most likely to please my boss

Most likely to do the work

Most likely to work for free

Most likely to stick it out

Most likely to change everything

Most likely to be trustworthy

Most likely to attract attention 

Most likely to be invisible

Most likely to be worth it

There are many versions of most likely to succeed.  When you’re looking for a gig or a client, the category you are placed in by those that choose is up to you.  And no category = invisible.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, 6.17.14)



“Remember YOU are here to CREATE the person you want to be for life. Follow what drives YOU, popularity is nothing.  Be the person YOU want to be now because now is as close to the future as YOU will ever get.  Find someone that compliments YOU and learn everything there is about them. Body language, speech, and kindness will go far to connect with any person but always be conscience.  Never just waste time, fill it with that which will aid YOU to HAPPINESS and in turn success.  Take no moment for granted. LIVE.  Always choose the rarer of the two opportunities.  The one that appears frequently will return frequently.”   (Tanner Vaughan)



“Life is short, live it.

Love is rare, grab it.

Anger is bad, dump it.

Fear is awful, face it.

Memories are sweet, cherish it.”   (Unknown Author)



“Hard work is only a prison sentence when you lack motivation.”   (Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success)


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