Recently I was recalling a memory of speaking with a family member about my trip around the world I took several years ago.
My trip lasted for over 9 months and took me to more than 25 different countries all across the globe.
That includes places whose mention alone are enough to make you dream, such as Fiji, Egypt, New Zealand, Tahiti, Thailand, Bali, and many more.
I was enjoying telling them about all of the places I was going to see, how wonderful it will feel once I’m there experiencing it, and how I was actually going to be paying for the whole trip with my online business while I was there.
Many of us have had the experience of sharing a dream, thought, or idea with somebody and been on the receiving end of some sort of criticism or combination of words that leaves you feeling a little deflated.
They were doing their best to be supportive, but I think a good degree of jealousy was being felt, and they offered up some less-than-supportive advice and said that maybe it’d be a better idea to buy a condo and “settle down”.
You’re bound to get some criticism from people that you know in your life.
Some of it’s well-deserved and worth a listen. Some of it will be fears or feelings of jealousy and are to be taken for what they are.
Yet if you ask anyone on the street what they would love to do if they won the lottery, or something they absolutely need to do before they die, many of them would probably answer: travel around the world.
There are many reasons that people around you will attempt to discourage you. Many people themselves are afraid of change itself, which prevents them from actually experiencing new things in their life.
The initial reaction from them will likely be a slight degree of feeling jealous and wanting to do something “outside the norm” for themselves.
Shortly following that, people tend to think of all the reasons they tell themselves why they couldn’t do something like travel the world. They feel that a lifestyle like this is only reserved for the rich and famous, and they limit their entire life’s experience.
In fact, the thought that something like that would even be possible is very disturbing to many people’s view of reality.
It forces them to question everything they currently know about life and how themselves and most everyone they know choose to live it.
I feel it’s important not to ever be afraid to share your dreams with anybody, yet at the same time it’s incredibly important to constantly surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you.
Like attracts like, and if you’re wanting to become a more successful person with more freedom and enjoyment in your life, surround yourself with more successful, happy people!
*How to Travel the World and Do What You Love*
Traveling from country to country and experiencing what this planet truly has to offer is something that most people have at least somewhat of a desire to do.
The biggest thing keeping them from actually doing that tends to be placed upon responsibilities like work, families, and other obligations.
Yet if they had a means of making a full time living working and being able to work from anywhere in the world, they would likely be living their lives very, very differently.
The freedom of the Internet Lifestyle allows this dream to come true. I can work and live from anywhere in the world with my online business.
I have automated many aspects of my business as well to allow more free time, so my involvement is limited to the few things that are absolutely necessary and the tasks that I love doing, like writing.
Is it easy to attain a lifestyle like this?
I would say that it’s not as difficult as most people imagine, but it does require some focused attention.
Overall, it’s much easier than spending 40 hours a week working at a job you don’t enjoy for the rest of your life.
Creating a life like this for yourself is more realistic and attainable than many realize. So often it’s the limiting thoughts themselves that keep you from getting what you want!
You don’t need to sign the rest of your life away to a job or career you don’t feel passionate about. Your life has more value than that!
Once you have the proper infrastructure in place, living your dreams can seem a lot more real than you once thought. All it takes is some conscious effort and knowing which systems to put into place.
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