Travel somewhere that terrifies you

February 1, 2018

Travel somewhere that terrifies you

When I was 19 I joined the army. I enlisted for many reasons. One of those reasons is because I knew that if I could survive basic training then I could survive anything. Accomplishing that goal gave me self-confidence. By putting myself through that experience, I created a pedestal of inner strength. Standing on that metaphorical pedestal, I can confidently look down on other challenging experiences and tell myself “I can do that, I’ve survived things that are harder than that.”

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You don’t need to be a soldier to have inner strength. Do things that scare you to build it.

How does that translate to travel? I often see people who don’t travel because they are afraid. Or they don’t travel solo because their family is afraid for them. You are letting fear hold you back. But if you had that pillar of inner strength to stand on, you’d know there isn’t anything to be afraid of. If you don’t already have that pillar, it’s never too late to form one. And that is why I suggest you travel to somewhere that terrifies you. Every other trip will be so much easier because you did the one that scared you the most. You just might find that you had nothing to be scared of.

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This was a group of lovely women that I met while on my solo trip to Marrakech, Morocco.

Do you have a pillar forming story? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Don't let fear hold you back. Create a pillar of inner strength to stand on by traveling to somewhere that terrifies you. Every other trip will be so much easier because you did the one that scared you the most. You just might find that you had nothing to be scared of.

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By Amber Alexander

Through my own adventures, I strive to provide insight into experiences that will enrich your life. Traveling is my passion and I want to share that with you. Along with recommendations for adventures, I will also review books and supplies that are related to those adventures. I want you to push your own boundaries of what you thought you could do. Let me be your guide and compass to rediscovering how fun life can be!

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    Ashley

    Completely agree! Stepping outside your comfort zone pushes you to grow ❤️ It’s a wonderful/addicting experience.

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