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.

Archive for the month “April, 2016”

“Choose Big and Be Happy”



“It’s so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you’re with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself, ‘This was obviously meant to be… I’m here for a reason.’  And to a degree, you’d be right.  But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works — NOT because it was meant to be.

Don’t give away your power to vague or mysterious logic.  Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making.  You will again have that sense that it was meant to be, no matter who or what you’ve drawn into your life.  Nothing is meant to be except for your freedom to choose and your power to create. 

Choose big and be happy.   Signed    The Universe”    (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, 4.19.16)



“If you’re not where you want to be in life, keep going.  Treat yourself like you’re the closest friend you’ve got.  Celebrate the magnificent creature that you are.  Don’t let anyone mess with you and your dreams, least of all yourself.

Your life is happening right now.  Do not snooze and lose.  Love yourself, while you still have a chance.”   (You are a Badass, How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Jen Sincero)



“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.   Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”   (William H. Murray, explorer)



Awake That Giant Within You



“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.”   (Erich Fromm)



“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”   (Jordan Belfort)



“Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake.  We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources.  Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits.  He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.”   (William James)



“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”   (Henry David Thoreau)



“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.  Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.”   (William Faulkner)



“There is a giant asleep within every man.  When that giant awakes, miracles happen.”   (Frederick Faust)


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