The worst thing you can do is nothing.— Terry Pratchett
Remarkable Tough Decisions quotations
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
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.
The best thing you can do is follow your dreams
One of the most important decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.
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.
Being in command means making tough decisions.
Not being in command means shutting up and doing what you're told. --Artemis Fowl
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
You can never predict what kind of tough decisions are going to come in front of a President's desk. But if you can trust they will do the right thing, and maybe the hard thing, and maybe not the popular thing, and if you really want to know how a person will operate, look at how they've lived their life.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
Personally, I like it much better when someone else does the decision making.
That way you have legitimate grounds to whine and complain. I tend to find both whining and complaining quite interesting and amusing, though sometimes--unfortunately--it's hard to choose which one of the two I want to do. Sigh. LIfe can be so tough sometimes.
That's why I made decisions; they were tough decisions but we shouldn't feel bad at all - don't look back with any regrets, that's how I made decisions as governor.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.
If you make the tough decisions, people will hate you today.
But they will thank you for generations.
Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy.
Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
My job is to get people back to work and make tough decisions. I've been willing to do it.
I've often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they - and they're fearful, they're fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation.
If we don't make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow.
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.
I feel really good right now. It will really be a tough decision. It's so hard to give up what you love doing. Hanging up the boots will not be an easy thing to do.
It gives us a lot of versatility and flexibility.
Looking ahead, we've got a lot of good young players coming through the system. As they make their way, we'll have some tough decisions down the road. I'm just glad to have this one bat in our lineup that can drive in 100 runs, hit 25 to 30 home runs at least, and in our ballpark, maybe more.
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.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
I want the Iraqis to understand that we are with them and that they have to make tough decisions, and we'll help them make those tough decisions for this country, for this democracy to survive. And they've made some tough decisions.
Don't make a permanent decision for a temporary circumstance.
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy.
But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you'll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
If we have to go through a mental exercise, yes or no, every time we are faced with a tough decision, we will continue to have trouble with living what we supposedly believe.
And it took to "The Devil Wears Prada" to play someone tough, who had to make hard decisions, who was running an organization, and sometimes that takes making tough decisions for a certain kind of man to empathize. That's the word - empathize. Feel the story through her. And that's the first time anybody has ever said that they felt that way.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
You must avoid the investigation trap. You can't postpone tough decisions by studying them to death.
I am a great believer that you need passion and energy to create a truly successful business. Remember many new businesses do not make it and running a business will be a tough experience, involving long hours and many hard decisions - it helps to have that passion to keep you going.
When I see my own people going through the tough times, it's a wake-up call.
I hope my influence can impact someone else's decision to get out here and vote.
Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.
Tough times test your valor, persistence and ability to make decisions.
They force you to fight for your dreams.
I have voted to make tough decisions in budgetary times, I've served on two recessionary budgets, my opponent has never served on any a budget committee where there was less money to spend than the year before.
There never is a good time for tough decisions.
There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.
I understand everybody in this country doesn't agree with the decisions I've made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.
Leadership is tested not by one's capacity to survive politically but by the ability to make tough decisions in trying times.