If you are dreaming of a big trip (or any endeavor of any kind really) go through this exercise and make it happen!
That moment when you get your flight/train/whatever ticket is one of the best moments a travel lover has. This is the ticket that will take you to a new destination to discover and emerge yourself in… It’s a moment full of anticipation, excitement and hope.
For me this moment came 10 years after the dream of going. It took me an awful amount of time to finally decide to take the trip. The more I researched it the more I wanted to go and the more I postponed a decision on it…
“It wasn’t the right time” I though.
Then the opportunity came but how could I do it if “I didn’t have enough funds”?
Finally I had enough savings but “how could I do it by myself”?
Why?! Why do we keep postponing the things we want the most? It is one of the most dangerous things there is, since you don’t know when your time will run out.
The most common reasons to postpone something in life are:
- Uncertainty of actually wanting it
- Fear of doing it
- Lack of funds
- Feeling overwhelmed by the endeavor
So what is really necessary to make a trip of a lifetime happen?
Before you take on any major project in life, ask yourself these 5 questions:
- Why do I want to do this?
- What do I want to gain from or achieve with it?
- What do I have now that I can use to get there?
- What small step can I take today to start working towards it?
- What am I waiting for?
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Of all the points talked before, people often get stuck on the “financial part of things”.
If at this point you’re thinking “ I know I want it but I just don’t have the necessary funds to do it”, read on, read on!
You have more resources than you realize and you have more disposable income than meets the eye. Don’t believe me?
- Establish the budget you need for the trip you want to take
- Make a thorough account of your expenses (yes, all of them, coins included)
- Identify your negotiable and non-negotiables of your expenses
- Revert all negotiables towards the “trip fund”
It’s not that you don’t have the extra money… more often than not it’s that you aren’t focused or determined enough to make the change.
The more you want it, the faster you’ll make it happen! So, how bad do you want it?