The One Goal You Need to Achieve All of the Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions: Travel
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- For me, the most important reason to keep traveling is to get to know the world outside of my own bubble, with all its facets. Traveling lets you reduce your prejudices. You think Columbia is super dangerous? Or maybe you believe that every Iranian is a religious extremist? You’ll only really find out when you travel to those places (or through reading this blog ;-)). Traveling makes for a better understanding of foreign cultures and therefore a better togetherness, in the best case.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
- Traveling cultivates and broadens your horizon. You’ll gain new experiences and impressions and eventually see the world with different eyes – a little more every time. You’ll see what others make better or simply different and may take pleasure in that way. You’ll also potentially see how our day to day behavior in our own bubble impacts the rest of the world: the people, the animals and the environment and you may get more conscious about it.
“One must travel, to learn.” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
Cover the 10 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions (of Germans) with This One Goal
You can achieve all of the most popular New Year’s resolutions of Germans (and probably most people all over the world), in fact not overnight from December 31st to January 1st but bit by bit sustainably and longterm-oriented:
What else you can achieve with this one goal:
- Personal development: confidence, time management, organization, research, intercultural communication & interaction, independence, taking responsibility for oneself, problem solution, patience, getting out of ones comfort zone and much more.
- Get to know yourself a little better: What is it you really like and dislike? How do you want to live your life and what kind of people do you want to surround yourself with? When you travel, you’re not influenced by your daily surroundings. You also brace your intuition and learn to be your own best friend.
- Humility: Seeing people with nothing (nothing that we in our material world consider necessary) living a fulfilled and happy life, makes you humble. You’ll learn how to appreciate the little things in life and you may notice how liberating you can feel without too much luggage or not having to make too many decisions. Maybe you’ll live a more minimalistic life at home eventually.
- Learn new things, maybe even discover a new hobby.
- Get to know other people