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SAT essay - Is it better to make a bad decision than making no decision at all?

SAT essay - Is it better to make a bad decision than making no decision at all?

 

Model essay 1 – this essay shows the first draft, the starting point of writing an essay. It shows some interesting ideas, thought, and framework. You should always jot down something like this as the first step, then modify it, supplement it, polish it before finalize it.

 

 

Yes, it is always better to take decisions than no decision at all! One who idles life is not worth the human form! Human life was not meant for satisfying wanton desires and greed for materialistic riches! There is something beyond the ephemeral world that needs introspection. The power of critical thinking and discernment available to human beings makes it easier to make decisions.

 

Unfortunately many people never take a decision! Their lives are like rudderless boats going round and round in the same place. Why leave things to chance? One can manifest destiny by taking timely decisions and pursuing the goal of life dear to our heart. Making sound decision is the first step that leads to meaningful work, perseverance, and the final success!

 

Taking decisions in life is the sole prerogative of every individual human being. Our parents, teachers, friends and relatives only give their advice. To follow or not to follow is our sole prerogative! All is the result of a karma that cannot err! As per the doctrine of karma... whatever we sow so shall we reap... nothing less or more! (Give some examples here)

 

Those who take timely decisions get ahead in life! Every single successful entrepreneur develops a habit of taking timely decisions! The line between success and failure is very thin. (give some exampels here) Why remain dependent on fate and circumstances in life! Taking timely decisions spells success. Noncompliance conceptualizes failure! (Give some examples here)

 

Success is primarily taking right decisions at the right time! When taking decisions, it need not always mean our being right. Some decisions will be proven wrong,  discarded, and lead us to the right ones. Failure is the mother of success. (Give some examples here)

 

Only by errors and omissions one proceeds in the journey of life. It is not happiness that we always experience. Everyone has ones quota of pitfalls and failures! Success and failure both are part of life! Life is not designed as a sure destination for success. Instead, it is more of a journey of experience, a journey of itself!


2010/3/8 13:50:32

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Re:SAT essay - Is it better to make a bad decision than making no decision at all?

Decision quotes - the importance of decision making

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. "

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

"The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny. "

Frederick Speakman

 

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Ben Stein

 

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."

Tom Robbins

 

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion"

Chinese proverb

 

"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

 

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

Eric Hoffer


"If you had one shot,
one opportunity,
to seize everything you ever wanted,
one moment,
would you capture it,
or just let it slip..."

Eminem

 

"Sir, What is the secret of your success?" a reporter asked a bank president.
"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"
Good decisions.
"
"And how do you make good decisions?"
"One word."
"And sir, what is that?"
"Experience."
"And how do you get Experience?"
"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"Bad decisions."

Anon

 

"It is the theory that decides what can be observed. "

Albert Einstein

 

"Whether you decide you can or you can't, you're right!"

Anon

 

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."

Agnes de Mille

 

Decision quotes - indecision

As a decision, this is a poor choice. So some decision quotes about indecision as a decision!


"We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision."

Gary Collins

 

"Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."

Rita Coolidge

 

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

Benjamin Disraeli

 

"It's much better to prepare and not have the opportunity than to have the opportunity and not be prepared."

Anon

 

"Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

Theodore Roosevelt

 

"When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything."

General George Patton

 

"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


And a few older decision quotes along the same lines...


"Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome'. You must be willing to fire."

T. Boone Pickens


"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision."

The Principles of Psychology 1890


"If someone tells you he is going to make a 'realistic decision', you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad."

Mary McCarthy


"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."

Aneurin Bevan

 

Decision quotes - against reason

And some decision quotes that undermine the idea that rationale and logic is the best way to go.


"One of the saddest lines in the world is, 'Oh come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to
look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride."

Richard Nelson Bolles


"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature."

Sigmund Freud


"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things."

George Savile


"Most decisions are seat-of-the-pants judgments. You can create a rationale for anything. In the end, most decisions are based on intuition and faith."

Nathan Myhrvold in "The Microsoft Provocateur"

 

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."

Mike Krzyzewski


As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

Noam Chomsky


2010/3/8 13:57:21

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Re:SAT essay - Is it better to make a bad decision than making no decision at all?

In law, a prerogative is an exclusive right given from a government or state and invested in an individual or group, the content of which is separate from the body of rights enjoyed under the general law of the normative state. It was a common facet of feudal law.

In modern popular culture usage, the word prerogative has come to mean the egalitarian condition of the right for anyone's own self-determination, e.g., that it is "one's prerogative" to do as they please.


2010/3/8 13:52:02

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