How I Approach the Toughest Decisions

Our choices reflect and determine who we are.

Photos by Pete Souza

ne of the first things I discovered as President of the United States was that no decision that landed on my desk had an easy, tidy answer. The black-and-white questions never made it to me — somebody else on my staff would have already answered them. And while few decisions in life are as complex as the ones you face in…