World travel takes effort! This is something that should be simple to comprehend but so many people don’t think about it. I mean how many times have you heard someone whining about how they wish they could go travel the world. People talk about world travel like it’s some sort of Holy Grail of goals. Well I’ve got news for you it’s not! Anyone can go travel the world. I’m going to tell you why people don’t ever get to go see the world. It’s because people simply don’t take action. They seem to think that it’s such an impossible goal why should they even try, or that eventually they’ll get to go traveling. Well let me tell you something that’s not the way it works. World travel doesn’t just fall into your lap it’s something you have to try to achieve. Here are a couple of simple ways that you can get yourself pumped enough to actually start taking steps towards your dream of travelling the world.
Have an idea – What I mean by this is you have to have a physical idea you can work toward whether it’s as big as backpacking through all of South America or as small as simply going to California for a family vacation once a year. It doesn’t really matter how big your goal is just as long as you have something to work towards.
Make a plan – This doesn’t mean that you have to have some sort of crazy written plan that goes on for pages and pages, but you’ll need a plan that you can start taking action on. Something as simple as telling yourself if I work for this long then I will be able to afford this many weeks of vacation will work, or maybe putting a certain amount of money away every month so that you’ll be able to afford that plane ticket to Italy is a better plan for you. No matter what your plan is it’s an absolute necessity to have one. The reason a plan is necessary is because once you have a plan you can start you can start taking steps towards your goal and this is an excellent way to get stoked to go travel the world.
Take action – This sort of with making a plan. I mean a plan to save up money for world travelling adventures does absolutely nothing by itself you actually have to take action on that plan to accomplish your dream. So don’t just let your plan sit idly by and do absolutely nothing by itself start taking steps so that you can actually go world travelling.
So now you have a physical goal and a plan to reach that goal and you’re starting to take action but what happens if you lose momentum and start to slack a little bit? Well here are a couple of ways you can keep yourself stoked.
Learn the language – Now this rule doesn’t apply to everyone and some people don’t have enough time or money to learn a language but you can still learn a couple of basic greetings and goodbyes. So start labeling things in your house in the language you’re learning and talking to your pets and friends in the language. Not only will this totally get you stoked but the locals of where you’re travelling to will also appreciate your efforts.
Talk to friends and family – Nothing will pump up your excitement for a trip quite like chatting to friends about it. The constant thought of your trip will also help keep you focused and taking steps towards world travelling plans.
Look at pictures – Now I don’t know about you but nothing makes me want to go travelling to an exotic paradise more than seeing a picture of it. So print out a picture or postcard of where you’re planning to travel to and put it on your desk, or fridge, or somewhere else you’ll see it a lot, and get excited because you’re about to go travel the world.