My wife and I recently bought a house in Franklin, Tennessee.
There were other houses that were available that were bigger.
There were other houses available that were newer.
But we chose a smaller, older house. Why?
Because our kids can walk to school and we’ve started to make decisions based on the “lore” of their childhood. We’ve started to ask ourselves, “What story do we want our kids to tell when they’re grown up? Which of these decisions will add to the lore of their childhood?”
And when we were looking for houses, we realized our kids will never say in their 30s, “When we were growing up, we had amazing closets in our house. The closet space was just so ample.” Nobody says that.
Our kids will however say, “We could walk to school.” So we made a lore decision. We thought about the story they’ll tell.
Today, tomorrow, next week, you will face countless decisions. You will have a million choices before you. And in some of those situations you’ll have the chance to make a lore decision, to pick the option that will create a story you’re proud of, you’re excited about and you’ll remember. When you have that chance, make that choice.
(Below is a video that blew up this week of a wedding proposal where a guy decided to make an elaborate, amazing lore decision.)