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.

“The Biggest Cause of Excellence is the Story We Tell Ourselves”

 

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”   (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

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“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”   (William Arthur Ward)

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“One of the critical decisions of every career:

‘Well, there’s plenty more to do, I’ll do the least I can here and then move on to the next one.’

vs.

‘I only get to do this one, once.  So I’ll do it as though it’s the last chance I’ll ever have to do this work, to please this customer, to ring this bell.’

As little as possible.  Or as much.  The system might push you to become mediocre, but that very same system rewards excellence.  The perception that the minimum is viable is built deep into our notion of productivity, but it turns out that the maximum is valuable indeed. The biggest cause of excellence is the story we tell ourselves about our work. 

It’s a choice, a commitment and a lifelong practice.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, June 17, 2015)

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“What is success?  It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”   (Paulo Coelho)

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“Sure, I used to believe in accidents, coincidences, and chance… until one memorable day, when I stared out at the world from your very eyes, listened to it with your very ears, felt it with your very heart, all while thinking your very thoughts, and all at once I realized:   You had become everything I’d ever dreamed you’d be.   Nice going,   (signed)   The Universe.”   (Notes from The Universe, Mike Dooley, June 12, 2015)

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