How often have you heard yourself say, “when we have more _____ (time, money, freedom), we will go on that big trip that we have been thinking about?”
To me, the worst one is, “we will save that trip for retirement, when we have more time.”
There is not going to be a better time to go after your big travel dreams than RIGHT NOW. I know you, your inner skeptic just spoke up and said, “wanna bet…” and listed off a bunch of excuses about why that isn’t true, or couldn’t happen. Hear me out.
Live in the Present
We really don’t know what the future holds. Here is a quote that I absolutely love.
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Alice Morse Earl (also used in Kung Fu Panda :-)
If you don’t get started intentionally creating our travel dreams right now, you are selling yourself and your family short. The mindset of, “let’s wait one more (day, month, year) until it is a better time” continues indefinitely until your kids are grown and you are desperately wishing that you had found a way to take those big trips with them that your heart so desperately wanted.
Time is Precious...Don't Let Your Travel Dreams Slip Away
Our kids really are growing up SO FAST. Think about it this way. My oldest child is seven right now. If he leaves when he turns 18 to go to college or whatever, that only leaves 11 more summers to share the world with him. Only 11 more big summer vacations. Man, there just really isn’t enough time! There are so many more places that I want to share with them!
And what about retirement? That is when we are supposed to have time to go after our BIG travel dreams, right? How many people have you known that thought the same thing, and then still didn’t have the puzzle pieces (time/money, health, finance) in place to travel like they wanted to?
The truth is, now will never be the right time for travel unless you make it so. Making room in your life for your travel dreams takes work. It means that you might have to let go of some things that take up your time and your resources to free them up to support your travel dreams.
The Importance of Mindset in Manifesting Our Travel Dreams
Travel is solely not dependent on the availability time/money, knowledge or health. It is more about your mindset. If your mindset is not set in the right way to make your travel dreams happen now, by the time you get to retirement, it is going to be that much harder to reset.
We create our reality, moment by moment. If you shift your thinking, and the story that you tell yourself about travel, your subconscious mind will start to manifest your thoughts. It will start to manifest the puzzle pieces that you need to create your NEW reality.
When we continue to say, “We don’t have enough time to travel” or “We don’t have enough money to travel” our brains create this reality. They work in the background to make what you have said true.
Now, what do we do with this information? We can work to shift our thinking about our goals and desires so that we can live a life without regrets.
I don’t think that most people get to the end of their lives and think, “Man, I traveled too much and saw too much of the world.” the opposite is more often true.
I don’t want you to regret not taking the time to follow your heart and travel. I don’t want you to regret not sharing more amazing travel experiences with your kids. I am here to help you to find the unique path to your own travel dreams.
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