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Great Decisions

The best decision you’ll ever make is probably one you’ve been putting off.
Charles Foster

Not to decide is to decide.
Harvey Cox

There’s a very easy way to test whether you’re making decisions based on emotions. When you come across data that are strikingly different from what you previously thought, how long does it take for you to shift your thinking? The longer it takes to accept new data, the more you’re relying on your emotions.
Michael Dell

Whenever I make a decision, I start out by recognizing that there’s a strong likelihood that I’m going to be wrong. All I can do is the best I can. To worry about it puts obstacles in the way of clear thinking.
Fletcher Byron

The effective decision-maker does not start out with the assumption that one proposed course of action is right and all others must be wrong. Nor does he start out with the assumption, “I am right and he is wrong.” He starts out with the commitment to find out why people disagree.
Peter Drucker


I don’t give my word lightly, and I don’t ever break it.
Vince Lombardi

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.
Tom Peters

Dad was a man of absolute honesty, thoroughness and industriousness. His word was his bond. You didn’t need a contract with him. Everyone knew that whatever he said, he was going to do.
Elizabeth Dole

I would rather go out of politics feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I had acted as I ought not to.
Theodore Roosevelt

Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.
Wayne Sales

Great Decisions

When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything.
General George Patton

Make major decisions in a cemetery.
Max Lucado

The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself makes things go and creates confidence.
Anne McCormick

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. A critical rule I’ve made for myself is never to leave the scene of a decision without first taking a specific action toward its realization.
Anthony Robbins

Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you’re willing to make decisions. If you do, you’ll always be waiting, and you’ll never move forward in the journey of life. For every major fork in the road, there comes a time when you have to make a choice based on the information you have. Make the best choice you can and then move on.
John Maxwell

Be Flexible

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.
Anthony Robbins

Plans are essential, but I don’t think they require religious adherence. If a plan is working, stick with it. If not, change it.
Robert Dedman

The opposite of quitting isn’t “waiting around.” No, the opposite of quitting is an invigorated new strategy designed to break the problem apart.
Seth Godin

Flexibility allows you to put worry where it belongs – out of your life – because you know that if one path is closed to you, you can find another one to get you to wherever it is you want to go.
Pat Williams

When you fail it’s often not the inherent goal that was wrong or misguided, it was simply that the means to that goal were inappropriate. You must be able to separate your vision from the path to that vision – sometimes it’s just the route you take that has to be altered.
Rick Pitino

Great Decisions

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
Henri Frederick Amiel

Don’t spend a $1.00’s worth of time on a $.10 decision.

Good decisions, financial and otherwise, are marked by peace, not panic.
Ron Blue

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoléon Bonaparte

An incredible amount of hard feelings and conflict could be avoided if husbands would resolve not to make any decisions affecting their wives and the rest of their families without first getting their wives’ consent.
Gary and Norma Smalley

God’s Will

Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success.
Benard Edinger

All heaven is waiting to help those who will discover the will of God and do it.
J. Robert Ashcroft

If you want to hear God’s voice clearly and you are uncertain, then remain in His presence until He changes that uncertainty. Often, much can happen during this waiting for the Lord. Sometimes, He changes pride into humility, doubt into faith and peace.
Corrie ten Boom

To be grasped, God’s will must be met with a readiness to obey.
Suzanne de Dietrich

When we are considering any major change or decision in our lives, we must make certain that our “sensible,” “practical” plans have first been laid at God’s feet. If He is really Lord – the supreme authority of our lives – He must be given veto power over all our designs and schemes.
Jack Hayford

Great Decisions

Those who can tolerate ambiguity and make decisions in the face of uncertainty will rise to the top.
Helen Peters

The more decisions you make, the better you’re going to become at making them. Muscles get stronger with use.
Anthony Robbins

When, against one’s will, one is high-pressured into making a hurried decision, the best answer is always “No,” because “No” is more easily changed to “Yes” than “Yes” is changed to “No.”
Charles Nielsen

It is a splendid rule to refrain from making decisions when we are discouraged.
A.W. Tozer

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