The Individual Of Decision

“The women and men who have left a mark upon their century have been the ones of great and prompt decision. An undecided person, a person who is ever balancing between two opinions, forever debating which of two courses they will pursue, proclaims by their indecision that they cannot control themselves, that they were meant to be possessed by others. They are not in the arena, but in the stands.

The individual of decision, of prompt action, does not wait for favorable circumstances. They do not submit to events; events must submit to them.

The vacillating woman and man is ever at the mercy of the opinion of the person who talked with them last. They may see the right, but they drift toward the wrong. If they decide upon a course, they only follow it until somebody opposes it.”

-Orison Swett Marden

2 thoughts on “The Individual Of Decision

  1. I appreciate this quote very much. I’m an indecisive person, so it helps to have encouragement to take risks, especially when not waiting for “favorable conditions.” Thank you!

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