Decision Making Quotes

decision making quotesDeciding to decide, to move boldly into a choice without hesitation can be a daunting experience. It isn’t easy to choose, especially when you have a bevy of options presented in front of you. You can do the old fashioned pros and cons list, base your decision on the votes of your friends or family, or you can simply toss a coin. Whatever you do, the root of decision making often goes back to, “All roads lead to the same path.”

If you believe you can’t make the “wrong,” decision, but rather receive a valuable lesson if it doesn’t go as planned, then you’ll feel more confident making a decision. One thing is for sure, you can’t go on very long without deciding in one direction or another. It’s been said that you don’t make a decision, the Universe, God, or someone will make ti for you and wouldn’t you rather feel like you had a say in the matter? It’s common to feel conflicted when you have multiple paths to walk, a collection of quotes about decision making may help you find the inspiration you need to move in the right direction. Whatever you choose, follow your heart, trust your gut and go forth with confidence!

Decision Making Quotes

  • “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, at least you can find comfort in knowing you’re avoiding something even worse.” ― Josephine Angelini, Starcrossed
  • “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” ― Michelle Obama
  • “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience. If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.” ― Deepak Chopra
  • “Trust your instincts, and make judgements on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.” ― David Gemmell
  • “Decision Without Thinking is Like a Body Without Head…” ― Israt Ali
  • “In the space between yes and no, there is a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; it’s the legroom for the lies you will tell yourself in the future.” ― Jodi Picoult
  • “Once you decide to do right, life is easy, there are no distractions.” ― William Edgar Stafford
  • “You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can’t lead to a good conclusion.” ― Julian Assange
  • “Sometimes if you have a difficult decision to make, just stall until the answer presents itself.” ― Tina Fey
  • “If you are not comfortable with a decision, chances are high that it´s not the right one for you. If you still can change it, do it!” ― Rossana Condoleo
  • “It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ― Shauna Niequist
  • “The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “you must be careful never to allow doubt to paralyze you. always take the decisions you need to take, even if you’re not sure you’re doing the right thing. You’ll never go wrong if, when you make a decision, you keep in mind an old German proverb: ‘The devil is in the detail.’ Remember that proverb and you’ll always be able to turn a wrong decision into a right one.” ― Paulo Coelho
  • “At various points in our lives, or on a quest, and for reasons that often remain obscure, we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning. (225)” ― Swami Satchidananda
  • “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.” ― Robert K. Greenleaf
  • “No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now. You peeked down some roads and took a few steps before turning back. You followed some roads that came to a dead end and others that got lost at too many intersections. Ultimately, all roads are connected to all other roads.” ― Deepak Chopra
  • “Little choices determine habit; Habit carves and molds character. Which makes the big decisions.” ― Elizabeth George
  • “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.”- Abraham Hicks
  • “Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.” ― Napoleon Hill
  • “You will find that people will always have opinions about your decisions. Don’t take it personally, it’s simply because they’re not courageous enough to take action in their own lives. Be a leader in your life and pay no mind to those who lack the courage to do the same in theirs.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • “Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you’ll make in your lifetime.” ― Anthony Robbins
  • “Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.”- Gordon Graham
  • “A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.”- Dorothea Brande
  • “Once, many, many years ago, I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.”John Foster Dulles
  • “Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune? ” Elias Canetti
  • “Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.”Frank Crane
  • “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.” Wilfred A. Peterson
  • A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. ~Rita Mae Brown
  • Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong. ~Lord Mansfield

The hardest step is just starting, so pick a choice and be prepared to quickly change routes if you have to, or ride the wave and see what you learn along the journey.