D is for Decisions

This post is part of our blog series, The A to Z of Being Babyproof, a celebration of the attitudes and behaviours it takes to balance career and family – because “babyproof” is not a destination, it’s a blueprint for having it all and making it work.


We’re rounding up our mini series on decision-making this week with some motivational quotes to help you put the theory into practice. Bookmark this blog so that when your nerve fails you or you are struggling to make an important choice, you can refer back to get some extra motivation. Effective decision-making is a key factor in keeping your life and career ambitions moving forward in the direction you desire (have a look at my blog on reasons to be decisive) and it’s a skill that can be learned. So read on, take the decision-making plunge – and keep practising!


15 motivational quotes on decision-making.


quotes on decision making



“There is a big difference between motion and action. Just because you get out of bed doesn’t mean you are making progress. Taking action requires decisiveness, dedication, and clear direction.”
― Farshad Asl, Business Leader


“All the paths kneel before the decisive minds!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish Writer


quotes on decision-making


“The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive.”
― George Weinberg, Psychologist


“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, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist


quotes on decision-making


“Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.”
― Charles Caleb Colton, English Cleric and Writer


“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”
― Brian Tracy, Public speaker and Self-help Author



quotes on decision-making


“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
Michelle Obama


“It’s better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonise at length and be right too late.”
― Marilyn Moats Kennedy, Author and Career Strategist


quotes on decision-making


“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another… There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”
― Deepak Chopra, Author and Public Speaker


 “Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.”
― Paul Tillich, Philosopher and Theologian


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quotes on decision-makingCaroline Flanagan is a Keynote Speaker, Babyproof Coach and Author of Babyproof Your Career, The Secret to Balancing Work and Family so you can Enjoy It All. Caroline believes passionately in the dream of having it all, and founded Babyproof Your Life to train and prepare ambitious career women for the marathon of working parenthood so they can find their own way to #enjoyitall and #makeitwork. You can reach Caroline at caroline@babyproofyourlife.com