I am the most indecisive person on planet Earth. Seriously, from big life decisions to what to have for breakfast, I cannot decide anything. It’s been something I’ve been working on for a while now and I’d like to think I’m getting a bit better at it. Faced with many tough decisions these past few months and no one else around to decide for me, I really had no choice.
Now I find myself in a better, happier place in my life, but still faced with many tough decisions. Which major do I declare? Should I stay in a city I’ve gotten comfortable in with the amazing friends I’ve made, or uproot my life again for a city I love? Which movie should I watch tonight? Do you see what I mean?
Sometimes I feel hopeless when faced with these decisions. Which one is the right one? The truth is, there’s never a right choice in life. Every choice simply leads down a new path with a new set of obstacles and opportunities. Still, making a choice can be tough and sometimes I wish the universe would just send me a sign. Do you ever feel like that? Well, here’s your sign.
Today I’ve compiled my favorite quotes that have led me to really reflect, get my butt in gear, and finally make the tough decision I’ve been avoiding. So go on, get reading, get inspired, and get moving!
“Ask forgiveness, not permission.”
“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”
“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision,
the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”
“Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.”
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
“Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.”
“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.”
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”