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Take that trip.
All successful people are forever attempting to expand their horizons; to stretch their minds. Oliver Wendell Holmes put it beautifully when he said, “Once the mind has been expanded by a big idea, it will never go back to its original state.”
Holmes was right. When you have expanded your mind, you have developed a greater awareness, and awareness is not something you can lose.
Traveling can do this for you.
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled completely around this shrinking globe you and I live on. I was running around Brazil when I was eighteen. I have strolled through the streets of Suva, Fiji, had dinner at a home in Takapuna, New Zealand, played golf in Barbados, lived in Sunbury-on-Thames in England, and been entertained at the Lido in Paris.
All of these places and countless others I can return to at will, in my memories. They are fond memories. Every one of these experiences in other places has broadened my mind. I recently spoke with a cab driver in Barbados who was in his forties and had never been off the island. Although I love Barbados – it’s my most favorite spot to rest and relax – I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him because he had nothing in his personal experience to compare it to.
Where would you like to go and take your loved one?
Why don’t you make a firm decision this very minute to go?
Set a date, book your flight.
Don’t think about what the trip will cost.
If you plan to go one year from today and amortize the cost over a year, it will be very little each day.
Make a game out of it. Each day put away the necessary amount. When the time comes to leave, your trip will be paid for. You will also find that one of the most enjoyable parts of your trip will be looking forward to going. Traveling. It will make you a more interesting person.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Elliot
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from one of my favorite books, The ABC’s of Success: The Essential Principles from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher by Bob Proctor.
If you had one week to live and no money restraints how would you spend your last moments? Let me know in the comments!