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Quick Decision Making Quotes


"Decision-making is lonely." - Colin Powell

"Decision making is the specific executive task." - Peter Drucker

"Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Sometimes success isn't about making the right decision, it's more about making some decision." - Robin S. Sharma

"Quick decision makers are often stuck behind annoying people in line at Starbucks." - Ellen Degeneres

"Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war." - Jim Rohn

"Balanced emotions are crucial to intuitive decision making." - Michael Eisner

"Design is a career where you learn creative decision making." - Biz Stone

"Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The sweetest part is acting after making a decision." - Emily Saliers

"Decision-making is a skill. Wisdom is a leadership trait." - Mark Millar

"The hard part is implementing the decision, not making it." - Guy Kawasaki

"Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process." - George Washington

"I'm scared of people with power making the decision." - Ray Dalio

"Making an un-perfect decision is far, far better than not making a decision, which is the worst possible decision you could make." - Hank Green

"When you're having trouble making a decision you're making it too soon." - Esther Hicks

"Using the 'military decision-making process' is extremely valuable when making policy decisions." - Joe Heck

"The only people who have quick answers don't have the responsibility of making the decisions." - Clarence Thomas

"We had very good discussions on current security challenges and NATO's continued adaptation to meet them. Canada is a committed ally and a capable contributor to international security. We appreciate your quick decision to deploy forces, planes and ships to strengthen our collective defence in view of Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine, as well as your contribution to the international anti-ISIL coalition. Canada plays a major part in our decision-making and helps keep the vital bond between Europe and North America strong." - Jens Stoltenberg

"Making no decision is a decision. To do nothing. And doing nothing always brings you to nowhere." - Robin S. Sharma

"Without women's full inclusion at the decision making table, we cannot have any healthy decision making that is good for men and women alike." - Zainab Salbi

"The individual citizen has very little possibility of having any influence - of making his opinion felt in the decision-making." - Erich Fromm

"I think going from laughing to crying to laughing to crying - making those quick turns adds years to your life." - Amy Poehler

"The most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision." - Robyn Davidson

"Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making" - Jack Dangermond

"When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple." - Tony Robbins

"Making a decision to sell is the most difficult thing we do." - Walter Schloss

"Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action." - Joseph M. Juran

"The electronic town hall allows for speedy communications and bad decision-making." - David Shenk

"It is too late if we wait until the moment of temptation before making our decision." - Nathan Eldon Tanner

"Shooting percentage is just as much about decision making as it is about technique" - Jeff Van Gundy

"This is all about having great leaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making." - Steve Ballmer

"We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision." - Gary Collins

"True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done." - John Wayne

"Find ways to decentralize. Move decision making authority down and out. Encourage a more entrepreneurial approach." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Two basic values, autonomy and solidarity, serve as helpful prompters in any decision-making process." - Gyorgy Konrad

"Free and open expression coupled with visionary leadership generally encourages good decision-making." - M Russell Ballard

"I think all decision making is very instinctive, in the end." - Nell Hudson

"You have to be willing to have the decision-making follow the data." - Ted Cruz

"Economic policy and decision making do not function in a political vacuum." - Manmohan Singh

"I believe in evidence-based decision making. I want to know what the facts are." - Hillary Clinton

"A lot of times, in music especially, it's producers making a political decision." - Reggie Watts

"Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Changing our decision sets up a bad habit. It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom." - Sakyong Mipham

"every individual can make a difference ... if we continue to leave decision making to the so-called decision makers, things will never change." - Jane Goodall

"Developing an explicit decision-making process upfront for how you will make that decision will help alleviate conflict and gridlock when you actually need to decide." - David Livermore

"The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"I think electric cars can help save Detroit. They reflect good decision-making, and there has been bad decision making in the auto industry for so long, in my view." - Chris Paine

"Make the basic shot-making decision early, clearly and firmly, and then ritualize all the necessary acts of preparation." - Sam Snead

"It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life." - Paulo Coelho

"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons." - Sigmund Freud

"In part because individual judgement is not accurate enough or consistent enough, cognitive diversity is essential to good decision making." - James Surowiecki

"Most of society's decision making for young people happens without young people, and that could not happen without adultcentrism." - Adam Fletcher

"My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-draw ing to other people." - Laurie Anderson

"Any decision you make isn't worth a tinkers damn until you have formed the habit of making and keeping it." - Henry Ford

"Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes did' predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did." - Cordelia Fine

"Making decisions is probably the most important thing people ever do. Nothing happens until someone makes a decision." - Ezra Taft Benson

"It's very important, who has the most delegates. The superdelegates should not be the ones making the decision." - Linda Chavez-Thompson

"Organisations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes didn't predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did." - Cordelia Fine

"Just a recognition of the reality of decision-making and the state of play in the government of Israel." - Richard Boucher

"Simple messages travel faster, simpler designs reach the market faster and the elimination of clutter allows faster decision making." - Jack Welch

"Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility." - Tony Robbins

"The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don't exist." - Seth Godin

"Making the decision to do more serious work raises eyebrows. It's less easy for the industry to deal with...." - Jacqueline Bisset

"Whenever you're making an important decision, first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away." - Jillian Michaels

"Deliberation is not a particular type of speech, but a political act of collective decision-making in consideration of consequences." - F. David Mathews

"Russia has cultivated an opaque network of patronage across the region that it uses to influence and direct decision- making." - Al Franken

"If you're going to decide to run a data-driven campaign, decision-making has to follow it." - Ted Cruz

"Making an investment decision is like formulating a scientific hypothesis and submitting it to a practical test." - George Soros

"A pilot must have a memory developed to absolute perfection. But there are two higher qualities which he also must have. He must have good and quick judgment and decision, and a cool, calm courage that no peril can shake." - Mark Twain

"The ablest and most effective leaders do not hold to a single style; they may be highly supportive in personal relations when that is needed, yet capable of a quick, authoritative decision when the situation requires it." - John W Gardner

"Somewhere along the line, I conditioned myself to be a quick thinker. I take a step back and try to assess the situation, then make the best decision possible at the moment." - Jonathan Sadowski

"The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself." - Douglas J. Feith

"I am very invested in the physical activity and the decision-making that is involved with making paintings - nothing else is quite like it." - Stephen Beal

"Making one brilliant decision and a whole bunch of mediocre ones isn't as good as making a whole bunch of generally smart decisions throughout the whole process." - John Carmack

"One good wish changes nothing. But one good decision changes everything. Your power to choose, to make a good decision, spells the difference between wishing and making real life changes." - Steve Goodier

"Everybody's got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader." - Bill Walsh

"Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One's own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter." - Surya Das

"Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One's own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter." - Surya Das

"Is anyone really surprised that Warren, who is the ultimate embodiment of concentrated decision-making power, picked somebody [Bill and Melinda Gates] who he thinks is like him in many important ways? It was a noble and sensible decision." - Charlie Munger

"In the military, we are also taught to only use one third of the available decision-making time, so that our subordinates have time to go through their own decision processes when they learn what we want them to do." - Colin Powell

"People who to back and chastise themselves, or second guess themselves, for making a wrong decision or a weak decision continues to set themselves up for failure in future decisions simply because they don't trust themselves." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Be quick without hurrying." - John Wooden

"In photography, you've got to be quick, quick, quick, quick...Like an animal and a prey." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"The strength of collective decision making and political responsibility is not only a question of recognizing other people's ability. It is also recognizing one's own limitations." - Aruna Roy

"By 'expecting nothing' you are not 'giving up.' Far from it! You are making a decision to focus on what needs to be done rather than on outcomes." - Eric Maisel

"Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for a good reason." - Adele

"Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain." - Deepak Chopra

"I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting." - Richard Branson

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"Decision-making takes care of goal-setting, but discipline also takes care of goal-getting. Decisions and discipline can't be separated; one is worthless without the other." - John C Maxwell

"Bubbles and crashes are textbook examples of collective decision making gone wrong. In a bubble, all of the conditions that make groups intelligent - independence, diversity, private judgement-disappear." - James Surowiecki

"Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they're not. They're habits." - Charles Duhigg

"Levi's eyebrows were pornographic. If Cath were making this decision just on eyebrows, she would have been "up to his room" a long time ago." - Rainbow Rowell

"A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision." - Cavett Robert

"If you're making a long-term decision for a short-term gain, you're in trouble. If you don't believe me, just ask someone who's in a bad relationship." - Alan Robert Neal

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"I want to discourage you from choosing anything or making any decision simply because it is safe. Things of value seldom are" - Toni Morrison

"Look down, not up, when making your initial investment decision. If you don't lose money, most of the remaining alternatives are good ones." - Joel Greenblatt

"Designers need to be more than ambassadors, they need to be fully functioning and fully aware members of strategic decision-making teams in a company." - Nathan Shedroff

"Under our [constitutional system] - either we're going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we're going to have to rethink our process of decision-making." - Newt Gingrich

"It's still about making a good decision. We all want to have the Reggie Bush's of the world on our football team, but it's not reality." - Scott Linehan

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"Chess can help a child develop logical thinking, decision making, reasoning, and pattern recognition skills, which in turn can help math and verbal skills." - Susan Polgar

"Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they're not. They're habits." - Charles Duhigg

"I don't think leadership demands yes or no answers; I think leadership is providing the forum for making the right decision, which doesn't demand unanimity." - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

"We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make sacrifices that come along with making that decision." - Kobe Bryant

"understanding the true nature of instinctive decision making requires us to be forgiving of those people trapped in circumstances where good judgment is imperiled." - Malcolm Gladwell

"The challenge of life is regretless decision making, relentless pursuit of vision with faith, forgiving others, enduring pain with a smile & achieving goals with an extra MILE" - Sujit Lalwani

"We unfortunately live in a corporate world where group decision making is made to avoid failure rather than to achieve success." - Bill Cahan

"Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they"re not. They"re habits." - Charles Duhigg

"Now more people are doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem-solving, and we need an educational system that will help develop those skills." - Seymour Papert

"Look down, not up, when making your initial investment decision. If you do' lose money, most of the remaining alternatives are good ones." - Joel Greenblatt

"Traditional medical ethics, based on the doctor-patient relationship must be changed... The primary function of health care regulations should be to limit an individuals own decision-making!" - Donald Berwick

"Whenever I'm in doubt, I ask myself, 'What would Jesus do?' And then I realize, Jesus got crucified, so maybe his decision-making isn't all that great." - Oscar Wilde

"It appears easier to talk about protecting women than it is to fully include women at all decision-making levels in peace talks and post-conflict planning." - Zainab Salbi

"It is the diversity of views that stems from different experiences and different backgrounds that lead to healthy decision-making and not the unified experiences and unified views." - Zainab Salbi

"I think the greatest lesson I have just recently learned is how powerful the mind is, informing our decision making unknowingly." - Nikki Reed

"Decision-making power, whether it's on foreign affairs or domestic affairs, is concentrated in the White House in a reasonably small circle." - David Brooks

"I don't think that women should be punished as Donald Trump said they should, for making the decision to have an abortion." - Tim Kaine

"I would say democracy once meant an organizational society and a state, in which the individual citizen is - feels - responsible, and acts responsibly, and participates in decision-making." - Erich Fromm

"The thing about Iran is there are many political factions and it's not quite the dictatorial, authoritarian state with one person always making every single decision ..." - Hooman Majd

"Don't confuse poor decision making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It's OK; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!" - Steve Maraboli

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone

"Studies of decision-making in the monkey, where activity of single neurons in parietal cortex is recorded, you can see a lot about the time-accuracy trade-off in the monkey's decision, and you can see from the neuron's activity at what point in his accumulation of evidence he makes his decision to make a particular movement." - Patricia Churchland

"The fine art of executive decision consists in not deciding questions that are not now pertinent, in not deciding prematurely, in not making decisions that cannot be made effective, and in not making decisions that others should make." - Chester Barnard

"The fear of making a decision is the result of fearing to make a mistake - the truth is, the fear of mistakes has a greater impact on you than making the mistakes." - Bob Proctor

"Your kids grow up. I think they more than anything are making me feel as if, you know, you want to squeeze everything you got every single day out of this thing. Because it passes quick." - Barack Obama

"Any individual decisions can be badly thought through, and yet be successful, or exceedingly well thought through, but be unsuccessful, because the recognized possibility of failure in fact occurs. But over time, more thoughtful decision-making will lead to better overall results, and more thoughtful decision-making can be encouraged by evaluating decisions on how well they were made rather than on outcome." - Robert Rubin

"For the employee, the goal is to have full access to necessary information and as much independent decision-making ability as possible. For the entrepreneur, the goal is to grant as much information and independent decision-making ability to employees or contractors as possible." - Tim Ferriss

"There is no such thing as being non-political. Just by making a decision to stay out of politics you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it." - Joan Kirner

"When the Founders thought of democracy, they saw democracy in the political sphere - a sphere strictly limited by the Constitution's well-defined and enumerated powers given the federal government. Substituting democratic decision making for what should be private decision making is nothing less than tyranny dressed up." - Walter E. Williams

"Collectivism takes on many guises and seldom uses its own real name. Words like 'community' and 'social' soothe us into thinking that collectivist decision-making is somehow higher and nobler than individual or 'selfish' decision-making. But the cold fact is that communities do not make decisions. Individuals who claim to speak for the community impose their decisions on us all." - Doug Bandow

"The constant drive for campaign dollars has distorted decision-making in Washington, DC, to the point where our systems can no longer effectively address complex, long-term problems like the climate crisis. Which brings me to my other major concern - the short-term focus of capitalism. It distorts the allocation of resources and the decision-making processes of companies." - Al Gore

"I think it's very, very important that in foreign policy and national security decision making, as in any other realm, that there be a range of diversity that reflects the full complexity of America. We should draw on those experiences to inform our decision making." - Susan Rice

"Quick beleevers neede broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"Quick. Name ten dead redheads." - Doug Coupland

"Quick, someone's coming! Look real!" - Terry Pratchett

"Quick believers need broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"The decision to get married will impact one's life more deeply than almost any decision in life. Yet people continue to rush into marriage with little or no preparation for making a marriage successful. In fact, many couples give far more attention to making plans for the wedding than making plans for marriage. The wedding festivities last only a few hours, while the marriage, we hope, will last for a lifetime" - Gary Chapman

"Our unconscious is really good at quick decision-making - it often delivers a better answer than more deliberate and exhaustive ways of thinking." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Withholding a decision is a decision." - Orson Scott Card

"No decision is, in itself, a decision." - William James

"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." - Deepak Chopra

"Freedom... refer[s] to a social relationship among people-namely, the absence of force as a prospective instrument of decision making. Freedom is reduced whenever a decision is made under threat of force, whether or not force actually materializes or is evident in retrospect." - Thomas Sowell

"If a woman makes a unilateral decision to bring a pregnancy to term, and the biological father does not, and cannot, share in this decision, he should not be liable for 21 years of support ... autonomous women making independent decisions about their lives should not expect men to finance their choice." - Karen Decrow

"If you're having a difficult time making the best decision then consider fasting. Fasting is simply taking something you regularly do and replacing it with praying and seeking God. For example instead of eating a meal you can take that time to seek God and allow Him to speak to you about the decision." - Dan Black

"We seem to have lost the wisdom of the indigenous people, which dictated that in any major decision, the first consideration was 'How will this decision we're making today affect our people in the future? These days, decisions are made based on the bottom line." - Jane Goodall

"Not making a decision is the worst thing you can do. So long as you feel you made the right decision based on the information you had at that time, there's no need to fret about it. If it fails, you'll know what to do next time." - Bo Schembechler



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