Decisions can be harder than actions

“Decisions are far more difficult to make than actions are to take. We often put off doing something for as long as possible, then as we finally make the decision and step into the action, we’re surprised by its relative ease. We’re left to wonder why we dreaded doing it until we realize that most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.”
–Robert McKee, Story (1996)

Posted by | Comments (1)  | February 24, 2005
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

One Response to “Decisions can be harder than actions”

  1. Aaron Fuller Says:

    This excerpt rings true, and needs to be remembered more often. It points to the only difference between people who realize dreams and people who talk about “could have” and “thought about.”

    It feels great to realize how exciting life can be, and how much potential power we hold as individuals–in fact, the feeling is joyfully addictive.