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This month’s inspirational quotes are about “Decision-Making.”  I hope you will find them inspirational and helpful.

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Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The Extra Mile.

—Gary Ryan Blair

Until you are committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, ineffectiveness. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves. All sorts of things begin to happen to help you that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from that decision, raising in your favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which you couldn't have dreamt would come your way.

— W.H. Murray

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

—Jim Rohn

Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.

—Eleanor Roosevelt


Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.

—Anso Coetzerl

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.

—Author Unknown

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

—Chinese Proverb


Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you 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 the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.

—John Cale



Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

— Voltaire

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

—William James

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

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin.

—Mother Teresa

A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.

—Samoan Proverb

Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.

—William A. Ward

To thine own self be true.

—William Shakespeare

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.

—Gloria Anzaldua

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

—Coco Chanel

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

—Ayn Rand

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and create a new ending.

—Maria Robinson