Decisions Determine Your Destiny.
EPISODE 12 of a Daily Dose of Greatness Quest with Trevor Crane
Your decisions determine your destiny.
While buying a bicycle for my 10-year old daughter, I realized something powerful.
Today’s episode might just be the best I’ve ever recorded.
I know you’re going to love it.
Most people settle for good enough, instead of exercising the patience necessary to choose what they really want. Choose wisely. – Trevor Crane
In what area of your life, are you settling for good enough?
What are you going to do TODAY to make sure you MASSIVELY improve this area of your life.
- Write in your success journal what it would look like if you were living this part of your life in excellence instead of settling.
- Who do you need to become to make this a reality?
- Who are you going to be accountable to?
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Hey guys, welcome back to another episode of Greatness Quest.
Your decisions determine your destiny.
While buying a bicycle today for my 10 year old daughter, I realized something really powerful and today’s show just might be the best I’ve ever recorded.
I know you’re going to love it.
(INTRO – AUDIO)
Alright guys, welcome back, today I was at Walmart of all places, buying a bicycle for my 10 year old daughter. And it was crazy what happened. We were there for three freakin’ hours… to buy a bicycle. I gave my daughter the option to pick out any bike she wanted. And so we started off with kids bikes, she’s about to turn 11, and so we were looking at these 22 inch by 24 inch bikes and thing is, is that my daughter hates to shop. Um, which is kind of a good thing, you know, I’ve got a little woman I’m raising who doesn’t like to shop – which is not that bad.
But what’s crazy is that she just says like on to Daddy, I’ll just take that one. And it was fine. Like that bike was really cute. It was a nice little kids bike. It had these little streamers you could imagine that going off the handlebars and it was Kinda like pink and blue and that’s what she’s kind of bought in the past, you know, when she was five, six, seven, eight years old.
And we’ve had those bikes in the past and I was just looking at her. She’s almost 11 and I’m just thinking that that’s actually the bike she wanted. What I noticed was that she was just willing to SETTLE and take that bike and so we look through some more bikes and we, I had her like kind of ride some of them around and she was scared she didn’t want to do it. Like she’s, you know, for a little while it was fun, but then she just kind of bailed out and then I found her like this cute little blue blue bike and blue or light blue or teal or whatever. It was kind of her favorite color now. And so she said, Daddy, that’s my bike. And she, it was a step up and she was definitely liking it and it wasn’t all girly or just like little kid-ish.
She actually was really happy with it, but we wanted her to look at all the bikes because she actually has absolutely no idea. She knows nothing about bikes, you know, she really lived in the neighborhood where she’s going to ride to the neighbor’s house, you know, a few, few minutes away. It’s not really a big deal. It’s not actually, it’s going mountain bike riding, but she has absolutely no awareness of what even the options are, you know, she’s getting to the stage where she can start to do shifting bikes and they have, you know, controls and breaks on the hands and stuff like that. And so I wanted to invest a little bit more time with her and the thing is, is that it was kind of annoying as hell because here I am trying to get my daughter to this really cool gift I wish and I grew up. My parents would let me go pick out any frickin bike I wanted. That was not the situation, but now I’m doing this for my daughter and I realized how often we do this.
We humans, we crazy humans where we are willing to settle and when we really have, it’s just like it’s what’s in front of us and it could be we’re settling in our relationship. It could be we’re settling for our job, it could be we’re settling. If we’re in college and we settled, we just, we want to just pick something and we’re not really willing to do whatever it takes to do what’s necessary to even give an educated guess, to use our wisdom to make sure that we’re choosing what’s right for us.
So my question for you today is:
What area of your life are you settling?
The thing is, my daughter and I got into this big argument. Here I am trying to give her this great gift, I had to shut down her griping. I’m like, honey, you got to stop being a little spoiled Brat here.
I said, “Let’s just look. Let’s just make sure. Maybe there’s another bike that you’ll like better. ” And so we went and we found a second bike that she really liked better.
And she was like, “Daddy, it looks really good, but it’s a little scary. It’s a little bit too big and the seat is too high, so I’ll just take the first one.”
And so I lowered the seat and then the seat wasn’t low enough and so I needed to go ahead and low and I needed. I needed a little tool because I couldn’t adjust the seat and she didn’t want to bother and I’m like, no, no, no. And I walked around the store until I could find a little screwdriver or allen key set to go ahead and lower the seat. And she was so lost, stirred and wanted to God, I’ll just take the first bike. I don’t care, but here’s what happened. She was a little awkward on the bike.
Oh. And then what I did is I took her outside and said, hey honey, let’s go ahead and um, you can ride this bike in the parking lot or in the, the outside garden section. And she finally did it and she said, Daddy, hold on. I love this bike is. I really wanted it. I wanted it more than the first one, but I just thought maybe I was, I, I’m not big enough for it yet. And so then I’m like a great. So we took, she tests road both bikes was really excited and I said, honey, there was one more row bikes. You want to look at him? And she said, no, she was willing to settle for that bike and she’s going to be very happy with it. I have no doubt, but see, this was like a beach cruiser type of bike. Imagine like a powder blue beach cruiser with a, um, a yellow, a basket up front.
And she was like, that’s what I want.
But I still wasn’t sure.
I didn’t really feel like it was her bike. I wanted to give her a chance to go ahead and just make sure she saw what all options were.
So low and behold, we find a third bike. And she liked it. A lot. But, she was flustered again. She basically said she was willing to settle. Just so we could be done with the shopping process.
Now here’s the thing. Maybe you’re thinking, DUDE! You should’ve just gone with the first bike. Who frickin cares?!! Why on earth would you spend three hours in Walmart picking on a bicycle? And your daughter obviously doesn’t care?!
But, here’s the thing: I have decided in my life that I want to be.
I want to make sure I get what I want. I want to be informed and make an educated decision about what I want. I want to make sure that I want the fricking thing that I’m buying or investing in. I don’t want crap. And, it’s hard.
All too often we humans do this. We quit, and settle before we should.
And my question for you again is, where are you settling?
Pick something. Where are you settling for good enough?
I love the WARRIOR program I’m in with Garrett J White. He often talks about 4-areas of your life: body being, balance or business. So, where are you settling for -good enough?
Because most people settle for good enough instead of exercising the patience necessary to choose what they really want. So my advice to you is to choose wisely. Your decisions shape your destiny.
And my challenge to you today is to make sure that you take some massive action to improve this area of your life. Like once you identify where it is that you’re settling, than what are you going to do today? Not Tomorrow, today. What are you going to do today? You’re gonna. Write in your journal, you gonna call someone.
Today, I am about to go on a jog. I’m walking around my neighborhood right now. But, I wanted to record this episode real quick before I go on my job with my dog. I’m committed to getting this show recorded – so I’m going to get it done.
What are you going to do? What’s the massive action that you’re going to take today? That’s part one.
Part two is, uh, you know, are you going to write that in your success journal? That might be what it’s going to be. You know, are you gonna? You know, I, I would ask you to define this clearly, like if you were to go ahead and if you were living this part of your life and total excellence instead of settling, what would it look like? Be Crystal Clear.
Tony Robbins asked me to do this one time when I was at a seminar and I pulled out my journal and I did this and I wrote down to the relationship that I wanted to be in and I wrote down the ideal woman that I wanted to have in my life.
And then he asked me a follow up question. I’m gonna ask you this follow up question, which is, who do you need to become in order to make this a reality? So that again, who do you need to become in order to make this a reality? Now, when Tony asked me this question, he didn’t say, he said, who do you need to become to be able to attract and keep this woman?
And the truth was I was NOT demonstrating characteristics that would attract or keep that woman in my life. But eventually… I was. I changed myself. And when she showed up in my life, and I think I’ve shared that story with you before, that I eventually and I actually met my wife.
And I met her when I had just come out in the worst time of my life, after I filed a big old bankruptcy and I was feeling that the lowest of the low.
But here’s what happened. When we were dating, I went back and I looked at my journal. You know that I had written years before and this woman was that girl that I had created in my journal that day.
So my challenge for you today, again as to what are you going to do to make progress in this area of your life? If you’ve identified where it is that you’re settling and then be clear in your journal, in your success journal about what life would look like if you’re living in this part of your life and excellence instead of settling, who do you need to become in order to make this a reality? In the last part here is what are you going to do? And I’m, excuse me, who are you going to be accountable to?
Because you know, I find that a mentor in my life is what I need and part of two mastermind groups right now that I pay a lot of money to be in so I can hold myself accountable to the things that I say I’m going to do.
And then I lead two mastermind groups, one for books and for business when I and I help people with that stuff because we need coaches and mentors around this that are taken, helping us take our lives to the next level.
So that’s it for today.
Go do this now. Answer these questions. Do your homework.
And I can’t wait to see you tomorrow on our next episode and share with you another Daily Dose of Greatness Quest.