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.

“How We Spend Our Lives”

 

“I count myself lucky, having long ago won a lottery paid to me in seven sunrises a week for life.” (Robert Brault)

 

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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  (Annie Dillard)

 

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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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“Good advice…

is priceless. Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not imaginary, but practical. Not based on fear, but on possibility. Not designed to make you feel better, designed to make you better.

Seek it out and embrace the true friends that care enough to risk sharing it.

I’m not sure what takes more guts—giving it or getting it.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog 5.14.14)

 

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“Like it or not, the main way we learn is by falling flat on our face, just as we did when we first learned to walk. Our parents may tell us a million times not to touch that hot stove, but it’s only after we actually burn ourselves that we really understand why it’s not such a great idea. The learning opportunities provided by failure can actually help us to achieve our dreams. In the words of restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, ‘I learned more from the one restaurant that didn’t work than from all the ones that were successes.’

Yes, failure is frustrating. But it’s also temporary and eventually yields wisdom. We can think of failure as part of life’s apprenticeship. If we were perfect and had all the answers, we’d never get to ask questions, and we wouldn’t be able to discover anything new.”   (Kristen Neff, Self-Compassion)

 

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“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”  (Paulo Coelho)

 

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