In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decision-making) is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several possible alternative options, it could be either rational or irrational. Decision-making process is a reasoning process based on assumptions of values, preferences and beliefs of the decision-maker. Every decision-making process produces a final choice, which may or may not prompt action.

Some decisions are so simple that you’re barely aware you’re making them, while others are time consuming, high risk, and can leave you feeling anxious.Decisions can make or break a project or an entire business. And they often involve complex and unpredictable interpersonal issues, too. Below are some quotes on decision making.

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” —Keri Russell

“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

“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” —Tony Robbins

“Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them.” —Brittany Murphy

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” —Edwin Markham

“I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.” —Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I think that there is something beautiful about mortality. It makes our decisions mean more.” —Brandon Boyd

“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.” —Jim Rohn

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” —John C. Maxwell

“The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.” —Thornton Wilder

“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation; successful people make decisions based on where they want to be.”- Anonymous

“Don’t base your decisions on the advice of those who don’t have to deal with the results.”- Anonymous

“Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.”- Anonymous

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.”- Caroline Myss

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take and the decisions we waited to make.”- Anonymous

“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” -Anonymous

“A major life decision is never a choice but rather a realization that the decision has already been made.”- Doug Cooper

“Make and be confident in your own decisions. Stop looking for people’s approval for everything. Live your life and do what you want.”- Anonymous

“You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It’s your life. Live it without apologies.”- Anonymous

“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”- Paulo Coelho

“Every decision brings with it some good, some bad, some lessons, and some luck. The only thing that’s for sure is that indecision steals many years from many people who wind up wishing they’d just had the courage to leap.”- Doe Zantamata

“A wise man makes his own decisions. An ignorant man follows public opinion.”- Chinese Proverb

“You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.”- Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”- Tony Robbins

“It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.” -Malala Yousafzai

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” -Roy Disney

“Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.” -Anonymous

“Once the decision is made, do not look back, do not second guess your decisions.”- Muhammad Ali

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do things, we can accomplish those goals.”- Stephen Covey

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change direction overnight.” -Jim Rohn

“Indecision is a decision.” -Anonymous

“The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her, treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one. A Stanford study showed that those who saw a photo of their future self made smarter financial decisions.” -A.J. Jacobs

“Sometimes in life, you have to make decisions that are best for you, not for everyone else.”- Anonymous

“You cannot make progress without making decisions.” -Jim Rohn

“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.” -Jun Camp

“When faced with a decision, choose the path that feeds your soul.”- Dorothy Mendoza Row

“Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make them.” -Dan Brown

“Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” -Oprah Winfrey

You never know when your life is about to change. You never know when one decision will dramatically impact your life and change the course of your destiny.- Dani Johnson

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. -Maya Angelou,

There are times when delaying a decision has benefit. Often, allowing a set period of time to mull something over so your brain can work it through generates a thoughtful and effective decision. -Nancy Morris

We may think that our decisions are guided purely by logic and rationality, but our emotions always play a role in our good decision making process. -Salma Stockdale

YOU decide what your limits are, and YOU decide your level of success. You are responsible for the time that you spend on this planet.- Les Brown,

There are no guarantees or crystal balls for the future, and there’s no absolute way to know if you are or aren’t making the right decision. Give tomorrow the best possible chance that you can.- Kennedth Dino

If you have a decision to make, list down the pain points of doing it and the pleasures of doing it. -Romuald Andrade

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.- Peter F Drucker

The most important thing is to make decisions. Whether the decision is right or wrong is secondary. You will soon receive feedback that will help you to progress.- Marc Reklau,

Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.- Anthony Robbins

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.-
Elbert Hubbard

“You are the CEO of your own life, start making executive decisions today.” -Stephen Luke

“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” -Anonymous

“Whenever you’re making an important decision, first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away. If the answer is closer, pull the trigger. If it’s farther away, make a different choice. Conscious choice making is a critical step in making your dreams a reality.” -Jillian Michaels

What’s more, beyond our personal world most of the great problems of our day can be solved only by each of us deciding to take action in our sphere of power. -John B. Izzo

A decision isn’t a life long thing. Sometimes we make the wrong decision, but we can always change it if we realize we’ve made the wrong choice. -Simon Smith

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. -Anthony Robbins

Accountability for results requires room for personal judgment and decision-making. -Brian Dive