As I began sharing details of my upcoming trip to Europe on social media, I kept hearing from people who sounded wistful, envious even. They reminded me that there was a time when I was one of those people who thought I would never figure out how to see the world.
Two things made a big difference and I have passports full of stamps as evidence. The turning point began when I realized I could create a business that incorporated travel. I got really clear about what that looked like. I didn't want to be one of those weary travelers like the corporate road warriors I encountered in airport lines. As a self-employed person I could control not only the amount of travel, but also the destinations of my excursions.
That was motivation enough to keep me laying the groundwork. However, things really began to happen when I boldly decided to get my passport even though no specific trips were on the horizon.
Whether or not travel is a high priority for you, but I want to remind you that you have the power to create whatever your unfulfilled adventures list includes. Start piling up evidence of that.
Pick a small experience and challenge yourself to fund it in a totally new way. This is one of the best exercises you can do if you want to create a life that exceeds your expectations.
Then celebrate your accomplishment and create the next project. And the next. Keep showing your dreams that you mean business by investing in yourself.
You could end up with a passport full of stamps or glorious experiences that constantly enrich your life. Best of all, you'll discover new talents and abilities you may not have known you had.