Recently I was talking to a family member that’s very close to me. We were talking about my trip around the world that I’m planning for next year.
I was telling them how next year I’m going to be spending over 9 months traveling the world, spending time in over 25 countries, and going to places I’ve always dreamed of going.
That includes places whose mention alone are enough to make you dream, such as Fiji, Mauritius, Tahiti, Thailand, Bali, and many more.
I was getting all excited telling them about my trip, where I’d be going, and more interestingly, how I was going to make this trip actually pay for itself and at no cost to me, in fact most likely earning me even more.
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve shared something very personal to you with someone, like a lifelong dream or ambition, only to realize that you should have just kept your mouth shut about it?
Sometimes people can’t do any better than try to discourage you from living your life to the fullest. This is exactly what happened to me when I was talking to that person.
My supposedly very supportive family member kept arguing with me how that trip might not be such a good idea, that instead I should “settle down”, buy a condo and play it safe.
Why travel to exotic tropical islands, share your passion with the world and earn a living in the process when instead you could buy a condo and stay at home somewhere that truly doesn’t inspire you?
The funny thing is that I bet if you had a big dream like that, and you were to ask a few friends and family members what they thought about it, more than one would do the exact same thing: try to discourage you from doing it.
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.
But there are many reasons why others will try to discourage you from living your dreams.
First of all, they themselves are not doing it. They feel pretty bad about someone else being able to do what they’d love to do when they can’t. So they prefer to stay in their comfort zone and not have to deal with jealousy and other negative emotions, rather than admiring what you do and trying to learn from you.
Secondly, most people don’t believe it’s possible to make a living doing what they love and get to travel the world. They think that this kind of life only belongs to the rich and famous.
In fact, the thought that something like that would even be possible is very disturbing to their view of reality. It would lead them to question too many things about their lives, so they’d rather not have to deal with it and again, keep you in their comfort zone.
Years ago, I heard someone say something very true: “Only share your dreams and ambitions with people who can support you and encourage you.”
Don’t ever share your dreams with someone who will discourage you from realizing them. Instead, make your dreams a reality and then let them know about it!
*How to Travel the World and Do What You Love*
Going back to my trip around the world, this is something I’ve always wanted to do. In the last few months, I have made tangible steps towards realizing it.
I know exactly when I’m going, and I also know where I’m going.
But most importantly, I have business systems in place to allow me to do something like that.
I can work from anywhere in the world.
I have automated many aspects of my business, so my involvement is limited to the few things that are absolutely necessary, and the things that I love doing like writing.
Is it easy to do something like that?
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.
In the next week or two, I’ll be sending you emails with some of the most important ideas I’ve discovered along the way on how to make a living doing what you love.
Maybe traveling to tropical islands several months a year is not exactly your thing. But maybe you have some kind of other dream, or you would like to have more time for yourself and your family, and do something you really enjoy for a living.
Stay tuned for these next emails!
In the meantime, remember that the most important things are to define what you want. What are your dreams? What do you want from your life?
Keep these dreams for yourself, or only share them with positive people who can support you. Otherwise, you’ll get quickly discouraged by the resistance you get from the rest of society.
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Yours for health and success,