A decision without the pressure of consequence is hardly a decision at all.
A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
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 Syndrome. You must be willing to fire.
Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them.
Decide promptly, but never give any reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.
Decision is a sharp knife that cuts or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
Decision making is the specific executive task.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.
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?
Every decision you make is a mistake.
Everything starts with yourself — with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend.
How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.
I also remember the moment my life changed, the moment I finally said, ''I've had it! I know I'm much more than I'm demonstrating mentally, emotionally, and physically in my life.'' I made a decision in that moment which was to alter my life forever. I decided to change virtually every aspect of my life. I decided I would never again settle for less than I can be.
I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.