I have found that throughout my far from linear life, I was able to continue to move one inch or one step forward, even in darkness or confusion, by using these seven catalysts. Now, I want you to know that I did not create these, nor are they magic. I just took the time to look backwards, forwards and in the present at myself and my surroundings, asking myself, “What are the catalysts that drive me to live daily and why?” My conclusion was these seven catalysts, individually strong, yet together, a powerful family of characteristics.
Will this book and the seven catalysts change your life or maybe a part of it? That will be up to you. Apply these catalysts to your life to see. You need to put the words to actions and the actions to habits to make a change. I hope you read this book and drive forward into your life of opportunity and LIVE WITH PASSION. It is what you are meant to do.
The seven catalysts tie together like this:
Our lives demand purpose or passion to move forward with motivation and desire to Live. Once we find the purpose, then we can find the strength to take ownership of our actions, in-action, words and habits. This is so important, because it will create a strength in us to be able to make decisions without fear of success or failure. Making a decision to act is key, since understanding our path will lead us to be more emotionally in control when faced with adversity or fear. When we control our emotions through the darkness, we can build resilience by stepping outside our comfort zones to find our true potential. This resilience along with our purpose will drive us to have more faith in ourselves, and less fear of the unknown. With a piece of these six catalysts, we build our mental strength, which, I believe, is our greatest asset in finding ourselves and living our potential, forged in the fires. My dad would always say, “You can’t control what someone else does, just control what you do.” We must try in our life to be not a person of success but rather a person of value.