Whenever I talk to people about travelling, most of them usually say they can’t travel because they don’t have time or they don’t have money. Especially time is likely to be our most valuable resource. It’s a portion of our life we’re giving, so we should spend it wisely. That’s my exact point when I try to encourage people to travel: we’re running out of time!
Many people are so busy working, earning money, collecting material goods and making a living, that they fail to appreciate time spent on non-material things. Things like a lovely sunset, stargazing at night and spending time with loved ones have escaped many minds. Travelling is even a step ahead. Going to another environment, to see what a tiny place you occupy in this world. An unknown place where you can explore the world and get to connect with yourself in a way you’ve never done before. For many people it’s a very rare experience.
Cover the earth before it covers you
There’s so much to see, feel & connect with in this world and our time is limited. Do you really want your precious life time to run out while spending almost your entire life working, earning money and paying bills? Let’s be honest: one day you’re going to die. No one has promised you there will be a tomorrow. Maybe you won’t even make it till tonight. So if it’s certain that our time is limited and we have no guarantee tomorrow will come, how could we use time as an excuse not to travel? I’m sure travelling is a much better time investment than a full day of working, isn’t it? 🙂
There’s always a way if you really want it
The thing is: if you really want something, you’ll find a way. It isn’t easy, but with hard work and determination, time and money will manifest themselves. If you have a job or a family to reckon with, look at the holiday calendar. Mark at least one weekend each month to make a short trip to an unexplored destination close to home. If not a weekend, at least one day to make a short trip. And if you’re in for more; spend one week (or at least a mid-week) every 3 months in another place. Go solo, with a friend, your partner or even take your family along! Just get yourself out of the day to day life once in a while.
Imagine the doctor says you’ve got only 3 months to live. Would you still continue living the way you are right now?
Make time to travel. Pursue your passions. Live your dreams. Because in the end we only regret the things we didn’t do.
Regret sucks, so take the step now.