111 Power of Choice Quotes to Inspire you into Action
Life is a series of continuous choices we make every day, so the power of choice is not something to take lightly.
What do you want?
In every moment of life you have a choice.
You have the choice to become the best version of yourself that you can become and by being the best version of yourself you are able to serve others with your gifts and greatness and continuously rise higher and higher in life.
It’s a CHOICE. Make it, and see your life transform before your eyes.
111 Inspirational Quotes about Choice:
1.) “Where there is no decision there is no life.”- JJ Dewey
2.) “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.” – George Eliot
3.) “Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.” – Fiona Apple
4.) “Why do we have to listen to our hearts? Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you all find your treasure.”- Paulo Coelho
5.) “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart
6.) “There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
7.) “This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.” – Omar Bradley
8.) “To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.”- Robert Heinlein
9.) “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
10.) “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.” – Leo Buscaglia
11.) “Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” – Anthony Robbins
12.) “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” – Oprah Winfrey
13.) “In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices.” – Dr. Kathleen Hall
14.) “You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.” – Edgar A. Guest
15.) “The choices that we make in our life, indeed determine the kind of results that we experience and the quality of the life that we live.” – Sumeet Jain
16.) “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” – Jim Collins
17.) “Regardless of what you lose or the challenges you face, you will never lose your power to make decisions”
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18.) “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” – Neil Peart
19.) “Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”- Anthony Robbins
20.) “It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.” – Jean Nidetch
21.) “Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.” – Gordon Graham
22.) “Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.” – Pat Riley
23.) “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.”- Sun Tzu
24.) “Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.” – Frederick Bailes
25.) “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho
26.) “Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.” – Oprah Winfrey
27.) “When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.” – Samuel Johnson
28.) “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”- Unknown author
29.) “A man is happy so long as he choose to be happy.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
30.) “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”- Jim Rohn
31.) “As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.” – Mary Lou Retton
32.) “When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.” – William Joseph Slim
33.) “Destiny is not a 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
34.) “We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.” – Thomas Merton
35.) “Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar
36.) “Changing our decision sets up a bad habit. It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom.” – Sakyong Mipham
37.) “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy
38.) “Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future.” – Catherine Pulsifer
39.) “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.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
40.) “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
41.) “When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past.” – Aron Ralston
42.) “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
43.) “In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices.” – Dr. Kathleen Hall
44.) “Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.” – James E. Faust
45.) “And we have complete control over our own attitude. We are the ones we decide how we feel, how we look at things, how we react.” – Catherine Pulsifer
46.) “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
47.) “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” – Buddha
48.) “The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” – Charles R. Swindoll
49.) “Each person has a choice; the choice to do as one may wish and as one wants remains with the individual. If a person sees no benefit to change, they will not change.” – Byron Pulsifer
50.) “The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way.” – Alice Waters
51.) “We all need to decide whether to “play it safe” in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. Which choice are you making?” – Charlie Badenhop
52.) “One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.” – Mike DeWine
53.) “May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
54.) “Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences.” – Alfred A. Montapert
55.) “You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.” – W. Clement Stone
56.) “If you’re a good choice maker, you can choose the best emotional responses and choose the best new life paths, forward and upward.” – Karen Salmansohn
57.) “Big changes don’t have to be hard, but they do have to start with a choice. This is where real change begins; this is where you start taking control of your life and how you choose to live it; this is where it all starts.” – Nathalie Thompson
58.) “The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” – John Dewey
59.) “In my experience working with a variety of people over several decades, far too many individuals choose to be anonymous members of the pack, therefore suffering from the inner remorse that makes them feel like failures, filled with conflict and resentment and wondering what the meaning of life is.”- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
60.) “Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.” – Barbara De Angelis
61.) “You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’ – Salma Hayek
62.) “The biggest breakthroughs in consciousness occur when things are difficult; when we have a choice to fall to the worst of ourselves or rise to the best of ourselves.” – Yehuda Berg
63.) “We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we’re able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.” – Angelina Jolie
64.) “In this new era, you have two choices: become a temp staffer (not a horrible choice) or become an artist-entrepreneur. Choose to commoditize your labor or choose yourself to be a creator, an innovator, an artist, an investor, a marketer, and an entrepreneur.” – James Altucher
65.) “The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
66.) “I really do see that anywhere I am, whether it’s doing interviews a hundred in a row, that every situation I’m in, I’m at choice in the matter.” – Alanis Morissette
67.) “You shape your future every day through the choices you make. That’s sort of a hard one to swallow, isn’t it? It would be much easier to say you are a victim of circumstances. Then you don’t have to act. Your choices create your reality.” – Jason Harvey
68.) “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic
69.) “There’s no one path. There’s every path. Every path starts with this one moment. Did you choose yourself for this moment? Can you be bold? Then all paths will lead to the same place. Right now.” – Dick Costolo
70.) “Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.” – Tom Hanks
71.) “To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.” – Henry Van Dyke
72.) “Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.” – James Allen
73.) “I love people that work with passion and love. When you make choices that way, there’s reverberations, consequences. That’s what I’m interested in, that echo, that ripple of choice.” – Derek Cianfrance
74.) “We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice.” – John C. Maxwell
75.) “I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.” – Jon Anderson
76.) “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
78.) “But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” ― Stephen R. Covey
79.) “Tell yourself that you have a choice, not that you are a product of your childhood, your environment, your culture, or your genes. Yes, you may have limitations, psychological damage, and a certain background, but you can make that choice every day: To be better.” – Albert Rogers
80.) “In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn’t matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.” ― Cassandra Clare
81.) “Transformation occurs when there has been a learning lesson and you choose to create a better choice.” – Andrea Reibmayr
82.) “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” ― J.K. Rowling
83.) “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” ― Roy T. Bennett
84.) “Too many times, the majority of people choose to limit their own power and potential because they have not allowed themselves the opportunity to see the big picture of what can truly be theirs in life.” – Mark Eriksson
85.) “We are our choices.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre
86.) “Life is the sum of all your choices.” – Albert Camus
87.) “It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” ― Hermann Hesse
89.) “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
90.) “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
91.) “Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” – Richard Bach
92.) “People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.” ― James Baldwin
93.) “I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude.” Judith M. Knowlton
94.) “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” ― Roy Disney
95.) “The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.” ― Rick Riordan
96.) “Empowerment is being aware that there is no one to blame for my choices and actions; that I have a personal choice and responsibility for my life.” – Steve Mariboli
97.) “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or to accept responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
98.) “Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.” – Anne Frank
99.) “Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future.” – Catherine Pulsifer
100.) “You shape your future every day through the choices you make. That’s sort of a hard one to swallow, isn’t it? It would be much easier to say you are a victim of circumstances. Then you don’t have to act. Your choices create your reality.” – Jason Harvey
101.) “Life is about choices, and economics is about how incentives affect those choices and shape our lives. Choices about our education, how we spend and invest, what we do in the workplace, and many other personal decisions will influence our well-being and quality of life.” – James D. Gwartney
102.) “People who are high in internal self-awareness tend to make choices that are consistent with who they really are, allowing them to lead happier and more satisfying lives. Those without it act in ways that are incompatible with their true success and happiness, like staying in an unfulfilling job or relationship because they don’t know what they want.” – Tasha Eurich
103.) “You have the choice this very moment – the only moment you have for certain. I hope you aren’t so wrapped up in nonessential stuff that you forget to really enjoy yourself – because this moment is about to be over.” – Oprah Winfrey
104.) “Motivation is that which induces action or determines choice. A motive is an urge within the individual, such as an instinct, emotion, habit, impulse, desire, or idea, that incites him to action.” – W. Clement Stone
105.) “In principle each of us is free. What we decide is our own choice. Our freedom is not a given, however, but must be won day after day. We can choose to embrace new ideas and new values, cultivate different interests, begin new activities, and develop new relationships.” – Piero Ferrucci
106.) “Our parents bring us into the world, but in the end, we are responsible for what we become.” – Kahlil Gibran
107.) “The choice to take action to accomplish what you want or what you deserve is entirely up to you. No one is going to seek you out and no one is going to do it for you. It’s your move.” – Catherine Pulsifer
108.) “There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life fully, entirely, completely, or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.” – Oscar Wilde
109.) “It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.” – William Glasser
110.) “I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – That’s when I get in trouble.” – Angelina Jolie
111.) “It’s not complicated to embrace life. You just have to make the choice.” – Faith Hill
What choice are you going to make today that could alter the course of your life forever in positive ways?
It’s all in your hands, no one can do it for you but you, and you probably already know what it is about.
How has life been calling you to change?
When you make a conscious choice about something in your life you release energy into the universe and your entire life experience can shift for the better.
All that is required is that you Choose that which brings you Aliveness or makes you come Alive (even if it’s scary!).
Consider making a choice about something and ask yourself these questions:
1. “What would happen if I didn’t go through with this? How would my life look 6 months from now, a year from now, three years from now? If I didn’t do this?”
And then after you have answered those questions, write down your answers on these questions as well:
2. “If I did this, how would my life change? How would my life look in 6 months from now, a year from now..? How would my life change, if I did this?”
Take your time to write everything down that comes to mind and then feel your way (intuitively/gut feeling) to what the best next step for you would look like (and then take the step).
Only fear can ever hold us back. Will you allow it, that’s the question.
Will you allow fear and timidity rule your choices and actions? I hope not.
Choose to live a rich, full life, and that is what you will get, but you have to make a conscious choice about it and say “This is what I want, and from now on, I’m going to be all in!”.
Thank you so much for this powerful article. It’s a calling for me to boldly step into/get in sync with life. All of the quotes are great. I think my favorite was #53 by Nelson Mandela. Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement! Time to go put my super power to work!
Yes! That’s awesome Carolyn! 😊 I’m very happy for you.
Life truly is in the flow of Life – all else is a bleak existence and so many people live below what they could have and be.
If they just dared to step outside of their comfort zone their lives would explode (in positive ways!), or open up, in ways that they can’t even imagine.
Many people have said it before me, but life truly is outside of your comfort zone.
There will always be choices to be made, and the more decisive (and trusting) we are, the more we get to experience the fullness and richness of life.
And the more indecisive (and timid/fearful) a person is, the more passive, stagnant and dull life they have.
As long as there’s timidness, there’s a disconnect, or an ‘out-of-alignment’ with the flow, but the flow is always there, it’s just a matter of CHOICE to align with it.
It’s about choosing Life instead of merely existing.
Thank you so much!!! I’ll follow this up with “Know What you want and Why you want it, and the Universe shows you how”. Exactly what I need RIGHT NOW!
That’s awesome Resa! 😊 Glad the message found you when you needed it.
And it was also exactly what the Universe needed from you as well (Clarity and Choice) so now you’ll be shown what to do next.
Plus, things, people, resources etc. will begin to flow into your life too, so expect the unexpected! 😊
I’m curious to hear how has things unfolded for you since you wrote your comment Resa? 😊
Exactly what you stated!
“things, people, resources etc. will begin to flow into your life too, so expect the unexpected! 😊”
Honestly,you send emails and articles at just the right times. Even the comment to this article today is very intuitive of you 😊.
You have been a big inspiration and guide throughout all my challenges so that I can see them in a much clearer light.
My life is not the same, and I constantly read “How to Survive the Spiritual Path Without a Job” parts 1 and 2.
The email you sent about using the imagination positively was a great help, I read that one a lot too. It came in the most opportune time!
Thank you so much.
Thank you 😊
You’re so very welcome Resa and thank you for your kind words. 😊 I’m glad to hear that what I share has been helpful to you.
I’m also glad to hear things are going well and that life is unfolding beautifully for you, may it continue with even more awesomeness. 😊
I so enjoyed these empowering quotes. Choices. Power to choose!
Glad to hear you enjoyed them MissKorang! 😊