Top 15 Making Choices Quotes

Life is full of choices. Even in those instances where you may not think you have a choice, there is usually an element of “choice” involved where you can choose one direction or the other, for some reason or another.

These making choices quotes will help you look at how you make choices affects your own self development.


 Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. — Roy T. Bennett

As we think, we feel and as we feel, we do. You have a choice in what you think, and that choice has a direct connection to how you feel and what you do.


 In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Every decision we make may not always be the “right” one. You won’t know one way or the other if you choose to do nothing. Even if the decision does not turn out not to be the “right” one, you’ll learn something from it… being a lesson to move forward with. In the journey to your personal self-development, the only time to do nothing is after a long, hard day of doing something to reach your goals.


 We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us. ― Ken Levine

Each and every choice we make is a reflection of our inner values, providing a picture of our inner self. What does your picture look like? Is it providing the “picture” that you want?


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 The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice. ― Rick Riordan

Some of the choices that we make are decided upon in an attempt to take the “easy way out.” However, the “easy” way rarely provides the desired outcome or end result. The journey to success in life is hardly ever a straight and easy path.


‎ Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone. ― Shannon L. Alder

We don’t tell you what your “comfort zone” should be… that’s your decision! If you’re satisfied and comfortable with where you’re at in life right now, that’s great! If not, the path to better your self-development and emotional wellbeing requires stepping outside your current “comfort zone” and going after where you want to be.


 There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. ― Denis Waitley

The opening phrase of a speech by Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” comes to mind here…
“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles…”


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 Not to decide is to decide. ― Harvey Cox

Not making a decision IS a decision… you’re deciding to accept things as they currently are. A choice is being made to not do anything about it one way or another.


 You will make better decisions once you begin thinking long-term rather than short-term. ― Adam Smith

Long-term goals (whatever they may be) are often shattered by short-term desires. When keeping both your thoughts and focus on the “big picture” long-term goal, you can then focus your short-term actions on the things that will help you reach that goal.


 Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. — William Jennings Bryan

You control your destiny and the path you take in life… it does not just happen. The choices you make and the actions you take determines your destiny.


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 The entirety of one’s adult life is a series of personal choices, decisions. If we can accept this totally, then we become free people. To the extent that we do not accept this we will forever feel ourselves victim. — M. Scott Peck

Our individual lives are determined by the choices and decisions we make. When fully accepting those choices and decisions as a whole—including the good, the bad, and the ugly—the chains that are holding you back are broken and you’re free to move forward.


 No matter how difficult your situation may be, there is always a choice you can make. — James A. Murphy

Again, life is full of choices. In every situation we encounter, in every reaction we make, and in everything we do (or don’t do), there is an element of choice involved. You may not be aware of the choice, but it’s there… being made as the result of a learned habit.


 Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not. — Roy T. Bennett

Every choice you make has a consequence. Whether the consequence is deemed to be good or bad, it is yours… you own it. There is no room for regret because the choice that was made and the direction you took is exactly what you wanted to do at the time.


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 Your future can be changed by one decision. One good thing can offset a mountain of bad. But you need to choose. ― Jennifer Probst

The past cannot be changed. However, the choices and decisions made today influence and affect our tomorrows. Are the choices and decisions you’re making today moving you towards where you want to be? Or are they keeping you living in the past?


 What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient — Bodie Thoene

There are times when convenience and a short-term “quick-fix” solution are necessary. However, the easy way out is neither the best nor most effective solution for the long run. Quite often, it’s only a band-aid that’s not “fixing” anything, with further action needed to do so. Short-term solutions seldom bring long-term results.


 We can’t undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing we need. — Steve Maraboli

The past is the past and can’t be undone. However, all of the thoughts that we have, the beliefs we hold, the actions/reactions we take that are linked to the past can be changed. The choices, decisions and actions we take today determine what our life will be like in the future.


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