It’s fair to say I’ve travelled quite a lot. 26 countries and still counting, soon to be 27. Throughout my travels, I’ve learned a lot. Not just in culture and travel itself, but a wide range of things. I’ve decided to share these life lessons to help and inspire many others out there, especially those that haven’t stepped out their country yet – it’s honestly the best thing. Go do it! So, without further ado, here are 7 important life lessons travelling has taught me…
#1 You’re Never Alone90% of the time, I’m travelling solo, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m always alone. Throughout my travels, I’ve met some great people. Some of who I’m still in contact with and we catch up regularly. I’ve learnt that no matter where you go, you’ll always be able to meet people and make friends. Be the first one to smile, make an effort with people.
#2 It’s Not Scary To Jump Out The Comfort ZoneThis is a big lesson I learnt many many years ago. Nothing grows in the comfort zone. Being afraid of trying new things and experiences in life will limit your knowledge and skills, and even restrict the amount of fun. I never thought I’d jump out a plane at 15,000 feet. I never thought I’d go visit a country the other side of the world on my own. I never thought I’d consider starting a business.
All of those happened because I stepped out the comfort zone and tried something different.