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Top 54 Most Inspiring Quotes on Decisiveness (DEEP)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Decisiveness

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

Douglas MacArthur
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. - Zig Ziglar
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. - Napoleon Hill
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. – Napoleon Hill
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all. - Brian Tracy
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all. – Brian Tracy
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. - Omar Bongo
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. – Omar Bongo

“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 O’Hare McCormick
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals. - Stephen Covey
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals. – Stephen Covey
You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. - Michelle Obama
You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. – Michelle Obama
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. - George Canning
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. – George Canning
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. – Napoleon Bonaparte

16 Motivational Quotes on Decisiveness That Will Unlock Your Strength

“A lobster, when left high and dry among the rock, does not have the sense enough to work his way back to the sea, but waits for the sea to come to him. If it does not come, he remains where he is and dies, although the slightest effort would enable him to reach the waves, which are perhaps within a yard of him. The world is full of human lobsters; people stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.”

Orison Swett Marden
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
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
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Caleb Colton
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. – Charles Caleb Colton

“Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!”

Les Brown
It’s better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. - Marilyn Moats Kennedy
It’s better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. – Marilyn Moats Kennedy
The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive. - George Weinberg
The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive. – George Weinberg

“Don’t labor forever over the question of how or if you can do it. Studies have shown that the most successful people make decisions rapidly because they are clear on their values and what they really want for their lives.”

Tony Robbins
Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm... No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!" - T. D. Jakes
Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm… No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: “This too shall pass!” – T. D. Jakes
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say NO to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger YES burning inside.”

Stephen Covey
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. - Mark Twain
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. – Mark Twain
Follow your pain as if it were a candle in the night, leading you to a place of decision. - Caroline Myss
Follow your pain as if it were a candle in the night, leading you to a place of decision. – Caroline Myss
Hesitation only enlarges, magnifies the fear. Take action promptly. Be decisive. - David J. Schwartz
Hesitation only enlarges, magnifies the fear. Take action promptly. Be decisive. – David J. Schwartz
I don't believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right. - Ratan Tata
I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right. – Ratan Tata
One of the most important decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
One of the most important decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. - Voltaire
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. – Voltaire

11 Quotes on Decisiveness That Inspires Effective Leadership and Governance

“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.”

Sherry Lansing
Luck favors the bold. Leaders must fearlessly exploit the Secret of Decisiveness. Act boldly at critical moments. - Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Luck favors the bold. Leaders must fearlessly exploit the Secret of Decisiveness. Act boldly at critical moments. – Toyotomi Hideyoshi
I think in the immediate days after 911, the administration acted very, very well. I liked the decisiveness of it. - Ann Richards
I think in the immediate days after 9/11, the administration acted very, very well. I liked the decisiveness of it. – Ann Richards

“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.”

Peter Koestenbaum
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. - Abraham Lincoln
Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. – Abraham Lincoln

“A very difficult year is ahead of us. We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the euro, to make sure we do not waste the sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled and disastrous bankruptcy.”

Lucas Papademos
No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. - Julius Nyerere
No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. – Julius Nyerere
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. - Thomas Sowell
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. – Thomas Sowell

“There is the perception that the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has certainly not included adjectives that are more commonly associated with the Singapore government, such as clarity and decisiveness.”

Pritam Singh

“Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point–and couch your desires in such natural logic that no one can raise objections. Then move on.”

Cyrus the Great

“Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.”

Julius Nyerere

4 Quotes on Decisiveness in Business Management

“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.”

Lee Iacocca
Foreign investors like decisiveness; they like clarity. There isn't any confusion about Ireland's corporate tax rate it is 12.5%. End of story. - Enda Kenny
Foreign investors like decisiveness; they like clarity. There isn’t any confusion about Ireland’s corporate tax rate: it is 12.5%. End of story. – Enda Kenny
The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness. - Lee Iacocca
The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness. – Lee Iacocca
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. - Steve Jobs
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. – Steve Jobs

2 Quotes on Decisiveness in Sports

“I’ve had the privilege of playing in our top seven leagues and the main differences when stepping up are organization, athleticism and decisiveness. Believe me, the gap is even more evident when you achieve the holy grail of the Premier League.”

Glenn Murray
Decisiveness turns slow players into fast ones. - Joe Ingles
Decisiveness turns slow players into fast ones. – Joe Ingles

11 Quotes on Decisiveness That Will Make You Think

“In ‘Growing Stronger,’ I expose my most painful moments and open my heart, thoughts and person, so that my experiences can inspire alleviation, consolation and decisiveness.”

Thalia
I will confess that in general decisiveness worries me; it is often an excuse for being impatient with the details or insufficiently sensitive to other people's concerns. - Abhijit Banerjee
I will confess that in general decisiveness worries me; it is often an excuse for being impatient with the details or insufficiently sensitive to other people’s concerns. – Abhijit Banerjee
The most difficult thing is the decision to act! - Amelia Earhart
The most difficult thing is the decision to act! – Amelia Earhart

“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.”

Janet Suzman
Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision. - Paulo Coelho
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision. – Paulo Coelho
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. - Stephen Covey
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. - Oprah Winfrey
Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. – Oprah Winfrey
May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong. - Thomas S. Monson
May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong. – Thomas S. Monson
Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. - Alan Watts
Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. – Alan Watts

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