Just Go

Go. Now. Find that spot on the map and buy your ticket. Why so incessant? Because the desire to travel and to change the world is a small flame inside most of us. The farther you get into a comfortable and ordinary life the more chances that flame will have to go out for good. You must fan the flame and help it grow if you want to create change and impact. We need more global citizens, people who care, but are also willing to act.

You are braver than you think

There are millions of ways fear can cover itself up as excuses; like job security or career advancement, not wanting to be uncomfortable once we finally have the house and job.But if we’re being honest with ourselves it obviously isn’t enough. That desire is in you for a reason. It could be for a week; it could be for years. You’ll discover what makes you truly happy if you give it a chance.

Take small steps…the first of which should be research

It can be frightening, but with the right guidance, friends and attitude, you can make it happen. Do your research, and do it now. Even the experts find value and courage in getting comfortable with an idea through extensive research.

Avoid getting stuck

Go now to avoid getting stuck. Sure you’re happy, but you don’t know what else is out there. And if you’re comfortable, you’re not growing. It is our understanding from experience that you are only growing when you’re slightly uncomfortable. Just like when you were a kid: your shoes didn’t quite fit month to month and your pant legs were always a few inches short. Discomfort means you are learning, growing and adapting, and you’ll be proud of yourself when you do.

So why now? To fan your internal flame to travel the world, to take a step out of your comfort zone, and to become better – one baby step at a time.