Decision Making Quotes

More decision making quotes about work, career and some ideas about time.

Decision making quotations - career

Decision quotes involving work and careers that allow for a richer life.

"Make a living by doing what you enjoy, and you never have to work a day in your life."


"What is it that you like doing? If you don't like it, get out of it, because you'll be lousy at it. You don't have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don't like it you'll never be successful in it. "

Lee Iacocca

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."

Warren Beatty

"The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life"

Buckminster Fuller

"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door... go out and give it directions."


"If a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

Henry David Thoreau

"Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else."

Brian Tracy

"We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow."

Jonathan Westover

"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do."

Elbert Hubbard

"Decisions are a way of defining ourselves. There comes a time in life when there is nothing else to do but go your own way. Where you are headed there are no trails, no paths, just your own instincts."

Sergio Bambaren

"I found every single successful person I've ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it at all."

Brian Tracey

Decision making quotes - time

And a few decision quotations about time and how we can decide to perceive and use it.

"The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

Albert Einstein

"Learn from the past but realize that it is no longer the key to the future."


"No matter what a man's past may have been, his future is spotless."

John R Rice

"The future is neither ahead nor behind, on one side or another. Nor is it dark or light. It is contained within ourselves."

Loren Eiseley

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."


"A conclusion is just simply the place where someone decided to stop."



Decision making quotes - Business

Business decision making quotes from some masters.

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level."

Peter Drucker

"Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."

Peter Drucker

"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake."

Peter Drucker

"A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself."

Arthur W. Radford

"You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a Board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own."

Rupert Murdoch

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