We all know that we need money to travel. Some of us choose not to travel in order not to incur travel expenses. Others set cheap travel plans, while others take their time and save up for their dream destinations.
No matter what kind of traveller you are, travelling with others or by yourself takes a lot of courage. Even before you take your first step towards your intended destination, you need courage to even think of travelling. Why?
Each step of the way to finally fulfilling your travel plans involves a lot of risk-taking, belief in the universe and trust in your capabilities. Travelling is risky because you will be uncomfortable and basically just be by yourself, in another place, far from the comforts of home and the reach of family and friends.
Travelling involves a strong belief in wonderful possibilities and trust in your own capabilities; that everything will go right at the end of the day and that you can accomplish what you set out to do in your journey and collect more pleasant memories than unpleasant ones.
But even before that, it takes courage to dream and to pursue that dream. It also takes discipline and the courage to persevere despite obstacles. It takes courage to hold yourself responsible for the realization of your goals. Did you not suddenly transform into a person who prefers to save for future travel plans than to splurge at the moment? Did you not change into someone more mindful of their habits and tendencies when you decided to prepare for your dream vacation?
It takes courage to think of doing something different and even more courage to sustain the effort and energy, and sometimes the sacrifices to be made, to make that change come true.
So if you travel; you bring your courage with you to every destination and to every decision to be made while you are in your journey. This does not only apply to travel though. Bring your courage and apply it to accomplishing all your goals. Become the person who is responsible for your own happiness. Have the courage to be the person you want to be and to live the life you want to live.