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.

“Spread Your Wings”

“One of the most significant negative habits we should be aware of is that of constantly allowing our mind to run off into the future.  Perhaps we got this from our parents.  Carried away by our worries, we’re unable to live fully and happily in the present.  Deep down, we believe we can’t really be happy just yet—that we still have a few more boxes to be checked off before we can really enjoy life.”   (Thich Nhat Hanh)

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“The final meditation on followership from Ira Chaleff’s book, “The Courageous Follower” is:   ‘Courage always exists in the present.  What can I do today?’

I am convinced that if more people would assume responsibility for asking themselves each and every day, “what can I do today to make a difference?” that our organizations would experience radical transformation. 

Most of your peers are playing it safe.  They don’t want to stand up, stand out, and risk rejection or challenge.  They are content with doing just enough to get by, and by their own behavior our leaders encourage the perpetuation of this pattern.

We can do better, and because we can, we should.  Without courage, this is all just rhetoric.  Courage has to start today and it has to start with you.

You have a lot more power than you think.  People are watching.”   (Brett L. Simmons)

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“As we go about our daily lives, it is important to remember that we always find what we’re looking for. If you set out today thinking that this is going to be a bad day, shortly things will begin to order themselves to meet your expectation.  Conversely, if you set out with an expectation of greatness, this can be one of the greatest days of your life.”   (Jim Stovall)

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“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability.  It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”    (Anthony Robbins)

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“No one can predict to what heights you can soar.

Even you will not know until you spread your wings.”   (Unknown Author)

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