Making Decisions Quotes

Making Decisions Quotes by Tim Ferriss, Amelia Earhart, Pythagoras, Robert H. Schuller, Dan Ariely, Abby Wambach and many others.

To have an uncommon lifestyle, you need to develop the uncommon habit of making decisions, both for yourself and for others.
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 own reward.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
When you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come
If you think of people as making decisions actively, every time we think about the cup of coffee, we say, “How much will I enjoy the cup of coffee, what else could I not do in the future because I buy this cup of coffee?
We need to have women in more powerful positions that are making decisions, so when that 10-year-old girl is looking up and wondering, ‘What can I do and what do I want to be when I get older?’ She has the opportunity to do and be whatever she wants.
I am fearful, or suspicious, of generalizations… They cannot guide me reliably in making decisions about particular individuals.
Looking at myself, I’m a center, I’m 275 pounds, I’m taking hard fouls, making decisions wherenothing easy’ is my favorite. Sometimes in the middle, sometimes you get screened, sometimes it’s an illegal screen, and that stuff is part of the game.
In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed by the deep inner needs of our nature.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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 through—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.
Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens…. Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered.
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.
The voices of the residents of Flint did not get heard by people that were making decisions and I think that’s the most important thing. I want to make sure those voices are answered in the future.
Don’t fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire.
In fact, I think [Donald Trump] welcomes the fact that he‘s got people in the room that may not agree with each other on everything, but he prefers to be presented opinions that are varying at the same time and then making an informed decision based on everyone‘s input before making decisions.
Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.
Adrian Cadbury
Sometimes when a movie is really alive you can see that they were just making decisions on the spot. They weren’t bound to anything, they were working with ideas that the actors and situations presented.
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.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
My authoritarian and quick manner of making decisions led me to have serious problems and to be accused of being ultraconservative. I have never been a right-winger. It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.
I’m getting rid of this idea that you want people to like you. I’m making decisions on what feels right to me. To act in a more carnal way. That’s my challenge.
I’m making art and making decisions and editing things. I don’t live my life to broadcast it into the art world; I don’t see it as my life on the stage.
Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.
If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people.
There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don’t just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That’s really a luxury problem.
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.
H. L. Hunt
As long you are doing what you love and making decisions from the heart, you will be successful.
I want to stop making decisions based on money, start saying no to stuff I don’t have fun with anymore.
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.
Michael O’Rielly
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
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.
Socially in my alliances I wanted to just have a strong alliance and making decisions but not putting it out there but letting other people be the target in that way. I think it worked until I should not have been playing that way anymore.
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
Once you start getting big roles as an actor, everything pays. So what are you making decisions on? It’s about the director or the script or whatever. But before you reach that point, you’re taking jobs with, say, a theater company, in spite of the fact that it’s not paying your bills.
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.
We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we’re making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.
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.
For a lot of us, awareness is merely realizing the extent to which we’ve been lied to all our lives. You start educating yourself. You become motivated; you follow your muse where it takes you. And you see the world in a different way. You start making decisions based on what you feel is right.
The best thing you can do is follow your dreams
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take choose the bolder.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
I haven‘t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.
Prayer in a combat zone serves exactly the same purpose as it does in peacetime. In war, the stakes are life and death, true; but if you believe in God and in the notion of a human soul, then we are always making decisions of tremendous significance.
You can do anything you decide to do.
I think the biggest difference is in live action, you show up, and there’s a set there and a ground to stand on, at least, and in animation, there’s kinda nothing. You are making decisions on everything.
Makeup is something that a female has to reckon with every single day. Whether you wear it or don’t, you’re always making decisions about wearing it or not, or how you’re wearing it, and what that means.
Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.
We need to stop spending so much of our time trying to make the right decisions and instead start spending our time making decisions and then making them right.
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.
I’m pathologically incapable of making decisions. Just ask my wife how long it took me to propose – on second thought, best not to bring it up.
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.
I want the ball in my hands, throwing the ball, making decisions.
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.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything that I’ve ever attempted I was always willing to fail. You can’t always win, but don’t be afraid of making decisions.
To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney
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
If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content.
One of the perks of growing up, but also one of the biggest challenges, is making decisions about the future. Deciding what kind of job you want, whether you want to finish school, or whether you want to go to university are huge choices to make.
When you go out on loan it’s not the glitz and glamour, there’s nowhere near the amount of money there is at the top level. People’s livelihoods are on the line, mortgages and families. You are making decisions which can affect people.
That’s the thing that I’ve always kind of kept in the back of my head in writing about teens, that everything is so important, all the time, every day. Every day of your life, you’re changing and making decisions and everything is an emergency to you.
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.
Frozen in fear, you avoid responsibility because you think your experience is beyond your control. This stance keeps you from making decisions, solving problems, or going after what you want in life.
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.
It can’t be stressed enough that in order to produce great graphics, you have to have a good product and a good client capable of making decisions.
Primo Angeli
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 way you continue to be a successful business is you don’t wait for the car to go off the cliff. You have to manage yourself. And make sure you do it in the right way so you are not making decisions in crisis.
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.
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
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.
I never thought of punk rock as the absolute act of rebellion for the sake of rebellion. There’s a lot of that in there, but for me I think punk rock was always about questioning things and making decisions for yourself, which is a great message to pass on to your kids.
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.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. Not me. I don’t want to be a manager or a dictator. I want to be a leader-and leadership is ongoing, adjustable, flexible, and dynamic. As such, leaders have to maintain a certain amount of discretion
Time and time again in history, it’s the emotional argument that wins. Probably since 70,000 BC we’ve been making decisions in a similar way.
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.
Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
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.
The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
The key to culture is it’s a framework for making decisions. And if it’s baked into your culture, people learn how to make decisions across that culture without you ever saying anything. You never have to really do anything except watch and promote and move people around.
I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly.
Bernard Gilpin
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
When it comes to making decisions, I’m not what you’d call a numbers guy.