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.”
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.
Do you have a pillar forming story? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!