Making Decisions Quotes by Tim Ferriss, Amelia Earhart, Pythagoras, Robert H. Schuller, Dan Ariely, Abby Wambach and many others.
I am fearful, or suspicious, of generalizations… They cannot guide me reliably in making decisions about particular individuals.
Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.
Making decisions was the painful part for me, the part I agonized over. But once the decision was made, I simply followed throughвЂ”usually with relief that the choice was made. Sometimes the relief was tainted by despair, like my decision to come to Forks. But it was still better than wrestling with the alternatives.
When making decisions about people, stop confusing experience with evidence. Just as owning a car doesn’t make you an expert on engines, having a brain doesn’t mean you understand psychology.
Fifty years ago, historians advised politicians and policy-makers. They helped chart the future of nations by helping leaders learn from past mistakes in history. But then something changed, and we began making decisions based on economic principles rather than historical ones. The results were catastrophic.
I think all people‘s lives are controlled by their decisions. You look at people’s lives – it’s not their conditions, it’s their decisions. So everybody has a choice and every moment in your life you’re making decisions.
I come from this macho Italian neighborhood. When I was thirteen, during those real vulnerable, impressionable years, and a boy starts becoming a man, to make that transition, and you start making decisions, and you start developing virtue and principles – I never made the transition.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
I’m the worst at making decisions!
The most difficult thing is the decision to act!
And the fact is – is if you lower – if you lower taxes, you don’t have to wait for the money to get to the states, the money to get out in contracts. You send a signal immediately, and so businesses start making decisions.
Whether or not you like an object, it’s the product of an individual person making decisions about things. That’s what makes it interesting.
Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
As long you are doing what you love and making decisions from the heart, you will be successful.
Preventing staff from having too much influence and decision-making power is fairly easy. Appropriate procedural safeguards can be installed to prevent staff from, among other things, self-dealing, making decisions in an isolated manner, or committing funds without oversight.
I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it’s efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience.
Nothing creates more self-respect among employees than being included in the process of making decisions.
The definition of strong leadership is not about making decisions that are popular. Making popular decisions is easy – you don’t need to be a leader to do that. The definition of strong leadership is to make decisions that are unpopular, but are nevertheless sound.
It’s about learning your craft. That’s a wonderful thing–especially with today‘s consumerism and instant gratification. You can’tbuy that. It’s about making decisions, corrections, choices. I don’t think it’s so much about becoming a tennis player. It’s about becoming a person.
And it’s important to remember we are all responsible – or certainly the elected members in Washington of both parties are responsible for making decisions and choices to ensure that the economy grows and jobs are created.
The best thing you can do is follow your dreams
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
You can do anything you decide to do.
Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.
For me, it’s infinitely more interesting to read or watch a character making decisions they think are right, but the audience knows differently, and seeing that disconnect. The only way characters can grow and learn is by making the wrong decisions and then learning from them.
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.
Whether baseball or football, we’re tasked in front offices with making decisions under uncertainty. How do you corral that uncertainty in a way to make more consistently better decisions? That’s very similar.
Launching a start-up, you need to get a lot done quickly. Every day is different. Everyone pitches in with everything. It’s easy for the founding team to say, ‘We’re flexible. We all help out with everything!’ But when it comes to making decisions – that flexibility can spell inefficiency and disaster.
For good-intentioned people making decisions, there’s no such thing as a bad choice. So it doesn’t matter what you choose. Choose something, then deliberately line up with the choice you make. This is the art of alignment and allowing.
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going
Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content.
When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse.
I love producing shows. And so when you’re on a show where other people are making decisions you don’t necessarily agree with it, after a while you start to feel like a passenger.
What I really enjoy about writing for orchestras is realizing that – and it’s kind of self-evident – but the fact that they are 48 individuals. It’s not, you know, a preset on a keyboard. It’s all these people who have opinions and who are making decisions about how to play.
He does not however postpone making decisions.
What changes your life is not learning more. What changes your life is making decisions & using your personal power & taking action.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
I’ve just learned how to put things into perspective and how to not be afraid of change while making decisions for myself. Also, asking for what I want and demanding what I need and being more confident in who I am and my ability.
I’d like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.
Digital is really two things. It refers to a set of technologies, everything from artificial intelligence to the use of e-commerce. But digital is really about a different way of working, of making decisions, of partnering and reaching your clients, and so it’s also about how you do things.
Whatever career you’re in, assume it’s going to be a massive failure. That way, you’re not making decisions based on success, money and career. You’re only making it based on doing what you love.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
In making policy designed with copyright in mind, you end up making decisions about whether other important technologies, such as privacy-enhancing or file-search technologies, should be encouraged or discouraged. A collision is happening between creativity and protecting IP.
One of the challenges with a government health system, like in the UK, with all of this data, is that you have a government making decisions on which treatments they’ll pay for and which ones they won’t. That’s a dangerous, dangerous, place to get into society.
Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don’t have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what’s important as I’m working on a game.
As an entrepreneur making decisions for your company, always go back to your first principles of what’s important to you and why you started in the first place.
I’m the glue that keeps it all together. I’m the nucleus of an entertainment family. My day-to-day is making decisions to keep life above water.
Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ‘ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome’. You must be willing to fire.
I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly.