Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is re-reading one of his favorite books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, by Rolf Potts. Most of our readers are NOT long-term travelers, but I asked him to write down any useful ideas our readers might appreciate.
Joseph: Are you one of the many folks who want to travel, but can’t find the time? If so, here’s some good news!
You likely NEVER will find the perfect time to achieve your travel goals! Your schedule will always be busy. And that makes NOW the perfect time to travel.
Too many folks have that harmful “someday” approach to traveling. And it can make for a lot of regrets!
Don’t Procrastinate on Your Travel Goals
Back before I had the opportunity to work at Million Mile Secrets, I would still travel a lot. Friends of mine would ask how I managed to travel so often. It’s because I viewed travel as important enough to make time for it.
I know lots of folks who would LOVE to travel. Folks who have been talking about the same destination for years. The problem is, they don’t truly see the importance of traveling.
They don’t view travel as an meaningful part of life. They think of it as something to do when the opportunity presents itself, or when there is extra time. But too often there is NEVER extra time.
There’s never a perfect time for any big decision in life. Whether it’s switching careers, having a baby, or taking a 2-week trip to Malta, you can always find good reasons to procrastinate.
If a goal is important to you, and you plan to do it someday, just do it now! If you wait for the ideal opportunity, you may look back on a much less exciting and gratifying life.
Having a “someday” attitude won’t help you achieve your travel goals. “Someday” never comes for lots of folks. Don’t be one of them!
You’ll always be able to write a list of pros and cons to any decision. If travel is important to you, stop finding excuses to postpone your dreams and just do it!