Happy New Year!
It’s a curious phenomena the significance we place on just one moment in time every year. As the clock flips us into the new year, along with it are all our hopes and wishes the year ahead will be so much healthier, wealthier or happier than the year we just struggled through.
Now I don’t want to pooh bah the idea of your new year’s resolution, but let’s face it, the reality is that for most of us, by February, resolutions made for the year ahead are as good as dead and buried.
The reason is simple. Most of our new year’s resolutions are no more than fairy tale wishes. It’s like we wave this magic wand expecting our life to magically change. We repeat the same practice year after year only to find life continues with the same old routine.
What’s missing in our resolutions is simple. We need to accept that to make changes in our lives, we have to step out of our comfort zone.
But the problem is any change, no matter how big or small is uncomfortable. We therefore take the easy route by avoiding any discomfort.
However, the rewards for taking on the challenge for even a small step out of our familiar routines can make a significantly positive outcome in our lives.
That’s exactly what I discovered when I embarked on my senior gap year backpacking around the world. Despite the hundred reasons I felt I shouldn’t do it, stepping out of my comfort zone resulted in this journey being one of my most positive life changing experiences.
With a new decade ahead, why not make your 2020 resolution life changing. A resolution that steps you out of your comfort zone, no matter how big or small.
If you dream of more adventurous travel let this be the year you give yourself permission to have the courage to make it happen. You can start right now by going to youthfulmidlifetravel.com and find out about being a smart Youthful Midlife Traveler.
May your new year be an exciting and rewarding year with lots of new and exciting adventurous travel.
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