We all know that we need money to travel. Some of us choose not to travel in order not to incur travel expenses. Others set cheap travel plans, while others take their time and save up for their dream destinations. In fact, travel is a matter of courage. It is true now, more than ever.
Even before you take your first step towards your intended destination, you need courage to even think of traveling. This applies not only during times like a pandemic. It takes courage to travel, each time you decide to pack your stuff and go. Why?
Travel helps you grow. Each step of the way to finally fulfilling your travel plans involves a lot of risk-taking, belief in the kindness of fellow humans, belief that the Universe has your back, and trust in your own capabilities.
Traveling is risky because you will be uncomfortable and basically you’ll be by yourself, in another place, far from the comforts of home and the reach of family and friends. Travel requires you to constantly challenge yourself adapt to change and manage your expectations.
Traveling involves a strong belief in the wonderful possibilities that could happen; trust that everything will go right, and belief that at the end of the day, you can accomplish what you set out to do in your journey and collect more pleasant memories than unpleasant ones. Believing in something and trusting in the positive side of things, takes a lot of courage. It takes courage to pursue your travel goals.
More importantly, it takes courage to dream and to pursue that dream. It also takes discipline and the perseverance to go on despite obstacles. It takes courage to hold yourself responsible for the realization of your goals.
Did you not suddenly transform into a person who prefers to save for future travel plans instead of splurging impulsively? Did you not change into someone more mindful of their habits and tendencies when you decided to prepare for your dream destination?
It takes courage to think of doing something different and even more courage to sustain the effort and energy, and sometimes the sacrifices to be made, to make that change come true.
So if you travel; you bring your courage with you to every destination and for every decision you will need to make along the way. This does not only apply to travel only though.
Challenge yourself to use your courage and apply it to accomplishing all your goals. Become the person who is responsible for your own happiness. Have the courage to be the person you want to be and to live the life you want to live.