90+ Best Decision Quotes on Making Powerful Choices

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JUDGE: You now must sit down and try and separate the facts from the fancy.

Life is a chess match. Every decision that you make has a consequence to it.

Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Don’t base your decisions on the advice of those who don’t have to deal with the results.

As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.

Decision Quotes

We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us. — Ken Levine

You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and make your own decisions. — Napoleon Hill

Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful

If you decide to just go with the flow, you’ll end up where the flow goes, which is usually downhill, often leading to a big pile of sludge and a life of unhappiness. You’ll end up doing what everyone else is doing.

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it at all.

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all. ―Brian Tracy

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. ―Theodore Roosevelt

We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them. — Sean Covey

Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. — Gary Vaynerchuk

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.

So, what can’t you take? Decide which of the two options is harder, and do the other. That way, no matter how hard your choice turns out to be, you can find comfort in knowing you’re avoiding something even worse.

When deciding on minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons.

The decision is a risk rooted in the courage to be free. ―Paul Tillich

JUROR #11: You have sat here and voted guilty with everyone else because some baseball tickets are burning a hole in your pocket.

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.

When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it. — Lois McMaster

You cannot make progress without making decisions. — Jim Rohn

Trust your instincts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.

JUROR #7: I honestly think the guy is guilty. Couldn’t change my mind if you talked for 100 years.

Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation; successful people make decisions based on where they want to be

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

The decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens…. The decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered.

You are only one decision from a different life.

Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. — C.S. Lewis

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.- Maimonides

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

JUROR #11: If you want to vote not guilty, do it because you are convinced he is not guilty, not because you’ve had enough.

When you cannot decide which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder.

On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision-maker.

Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. ―Mark Twain

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.

There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences. — Robert G.

A problem clearly stated is a problem half-solved. – Dorothea Brande

Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices

The decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision is a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take and the decisions we waited to make

JUROR #8: This is somebody’s life. We can’t decide in five minutes.

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly, and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.–Elbert Hubbard We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong…. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make a living by doing what you enjoy, and you never have to work a day in your life. — Mark Twain

Life presents many choices, and the choices we make determine our future. – Catherine Pulsifer

Don’t entrust your future to others’ hands. Rather make decisions by yourself with the help of God’s guidance. Hold your beliefs so tight and never let go of them!

Every decision you make reflects your evaluation of who you are.

After a few moments, Mama raised her head. “One of the things you will someday learn, daughters,” she said to me, “is that parents are never sure if certain decisions we make concerning our children are right.

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it

Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision. ―Bernhard Langer

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. It is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. — M. Scott Peck

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The straight line is a respectable optical illusion that ruins many a man.

Decision-making is easy when your values are clear

In my mind, it was the first time that God had ever spoken directly to me, and I knew with certainty that I wasn’t going to disobey.

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever

The worst business decision you can make is no decision. The needs are not going to go away. Waiting is what got us into the situation we’re in now

Changing our decision sets up a bad habit. It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom. ―Sakyong Mipham

A major life decision is never a choice but rather a realization that the decision has already been made.

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. — Gloria Steinem

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela

Let us not become victims of a crippling reasoning pattern. If we want to improve our decision-making and critical thinking, we must recognize our mental biases and be willing to overcome them. Let us avoid creating arguments to confirm pre-existing beliefs at all costs and invest in a ‘sunk cost fallacy.’ Better alight from a car out of control than drive it off the cliff. (“The Infinite Wisdom of Meditation“)

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. ―Simon Sinek

Some of our important choices have a timeline. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?

Love is a decision – not an emotion! ― Lao Tzu

Vacillating people seldom succeed. Successful men and women are very careful in reaching their decisions, and very persistent and determined in action after that.

The wayside of business is full of brilliant men [or women] who started with a spurt and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit.

Make and be confident in your own decisions. Stop looking for people’s approval for everything. Live your life and do what you want.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its reward. — Amelia Earhart

Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we’re proud of. Some will haunt us forever. The message: we are what we chose to be.

And if we answer the call to discipleship, where will it lead us? What decisions and partings will it demand? To answer this question we shall have to go to him, for only he knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who bids us follow him, knows the journey’s end. But we do know that it will be a road of boundless mercy. Discipleship means joy

An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! ―George S. Patton

You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It’s your life. Live it without apologies.

Write your book instead of reading someone else’s book about success. — Herb Brooks

You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

At that moment, in the sunset on Watership Down, he was offered to General Woundwort the opportunity to show whether he was the leader of vision and genius which he believed himself to be, or whether he was no more than a tyrant with the courage and cunning of a pirate. For one beat of his pulse, the lame rabbit’s idea shone clearly before him. He grasped it and realized what it meant. The next, he had pushed it away from him

We may think that our decisions are guided purely by logic and rationality, but our emotions always play a role in our good decision-making process.

The forces that moved our forebears to their great decision—the decision to leave their homes and begin an adventure filled with incalculable uncertainty, risk, and hardship—must have been of overpowering proportions.

It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away. Move on to something else that’s more productive.

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. ―Tony Robbins

When someone makes a decision, he is diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision

Leaving the person I love in danger and continuing to live on is the same as being dead. — Higuchi Tachibana

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.- Unknown author

It’s not about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice and making it right

Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.

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