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.

“You Can Only Whine for So Long”

“You can only whine for so long.  Then you need to get your life back.”   (Marya Hornbacher)



“Use your mistakes to focus.  They draw attention to an area that needs more attention, so give it that attention.  Challenge yourself to do better next time.  Instead of saying, ‘I’m so bad at this,’ say ‘I’m better than this.’  That’s how you use mistakes to your advantage. 

Forgive yourself easily, but remember the lessons you learn from mistakes.  You’ve earned them after all.”   (Tynan, Superhuman by Habit)



“It’s all connected.  You can’t really define the right action until you know the outcome, and your outcome is disconnected from reality if you’re not clear about what you need to do physically to make it happen.  You can get at it from either direction, and you must, to get things done.

As an expert in whole-brained learning and good friend of mine, Steven Snyder, put it, ‘There are only two problems in life: (1) you know what you want, and you don’t know how to get it; and/or (2) you don’t know what you want.’  If that’s true (and I think it is) then there are only two solutions:

Make it up.

Make it happen.”   (David Allen, Getting Things Done)



“Straight from the fabled Akashic Records …

Time and Space is where you chase things you pretend you don’t have – love, friends, and abundance – while worrying about things you pretend you do have – problems, challenges, and issues.  Until one day, you happen to notice the prophetic powers of pretending.

In case that helps any.  Pretend it!”   (signed)  The Universe.”   (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, 3.31.14)


“The New 10 Commandments:

  1. Laugh
  2. Read
  3. Say please.
  4. Floss
  5. Doubt
  6. Exercise
  7. Learn
  8. Don’t hate.
  9. Cut the bullshit.
  10. Chill”   (Unknown Author)


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