37 Quotes About Being Decisive

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Things change when people respond and become more decisive over their desires. These quotes about being decisive is just some examples to the type of character and willpower that has to exist to make the change you want become a reality.

“[The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy … The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation.”

“Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

“Always you find that the more decisive event wins so my father’s sort of annual decisiveness which came upon him on the Day of Atonement every year, he suddenly remembered that he was Jewish.”

“And I know better, not to be friends with boys with girlfriends, oh I know better than that, i know better. you’ll play the victim, and i’ll be the bad guy, but i know better than that, no i know better.”

“As buoyancy is not contrary to other characteristics of leadership, including decisiveness, accountability and performance standards, I don’t ever think it can be self-defeating.”

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”

“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.”

“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.”

“Gradually the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material furnished by the senses. … Galileo and Hume first upheld this principle with full clarity and decisiveness.”

“I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what’s missing right now in the economy – you know, pieces that are missing to get this jump-started. So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”

“If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I’d say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.”

“If it is ever your misfortune to be attacked, alertness will have given you a little warning, decisiveness will have given you a proper course to pursue, and if that course is to counterattack, carry it out with everything you’ve got! Be indignant. Be angry. Be aggressive.”

“Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.”

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

“It’s better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.”

“Listen, be respectful of others’ opinions, be willing to change your mind – and then ultimately you have to make the decision. Decisiveness is very important.”

“Luck favors the bold. Leaders must fearlessly exploit the Secret of Decisiveness. Act boldly at critical moments.”

“Most of the strength and the leadership skills and the decisiveness, the resoluteness that I think America was craving from Donald Trump, from a leader, is the same in public as it is in private.”

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.”

“Reflection doesn’t take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action – to be a leader.”

“The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.”

“The direction of a man’s thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind.”

“The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.”

“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.”

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”

“The social repression and ideological repression of women began with depriving them of education, political decisiveness, mobility and essentially creating sexual slavery.”

“The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.”

“The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.”

“There are many qualities of a great leader. Passion is one, empathy is another, listening is another, decisiveness is another. I think a great leader makes people feel comfortable, so that they feel that they’re allowed to be stupid, they’re not afraid to give their opinions.”

“To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking.”

“We associate leadership with decisiveness. That perception of leadership pushes people to make decisions fairly quickly, lest they be seen as dithering and indecisive.”

“Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.”

“You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve.”

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”

One of the best ways to start become decisive today is to stop questioning yourself.

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