For many people quitting a job and heading of round the globe can seem like a very scary thing.
It needn’t be a scary experience, but stepping out of the comfort zone and out of the familiar routine can often seem impossible to some. The cycle of paying bills and spending what you get paid keeps people trapped from ever realising their dream of traveling.
It’s often self inflicted.
From the age of 18 I always wanted to go traveling, or did I? I think I’ve realised now that I liked the idea of going traveling at the time but in reality I really didn’t want it enough.
I probably could have saved money if I really wanted it but I think the fear of unknown places and possible dangers prevented me leaving until I was 26 years old.
For me the realisation that my life for the next 30 plus years could be spent working for someone else staring at a computer screen made me take action.
I wanted to go see things and explore while I was young and open minded, for me retirement comes at the wrong end of life.
Here are 5 reasons to quit your work and go traveling:
1. If I don’t do it now will I ever?
A lot of people say they are going to do something but never do, they put it off for so long it never actually happens.
It often comes down to people’s comfort zones, they step out to a degree but then fall back in. The key is to take action and make it happen, one such way for example is booking your flights.
2.I don’t actually enjoy my job
Many people just go through the motions of life, they work in a job just for the steady income and rarely look elsewhere. Do you actually enjoy getting up in the morning and heading to your job, if the answer if “yes” then you maybe one of the lucky ones.
Going traveling can give you a whole new perspective on life and work, you may decide to come home for a career change. Traveling won’t solve your problems but will be an amazing experience.
3. It’s only fear holding me back
For some the thought of long term world travel is scary. Places far away sound dangerous usually there’s little evidence to back up the irrationally fear.
I remember hearing from people who had been traveling that Cambodia’s capital was dangerous after dark. I spent many evenings out in the city socialising and never saw any trouble at all. It was probably a lot safer than my home town.
Don’t let the fear of the unknown put you off, once you arrive you’ll usually realise it’s not scary or dangerous at all. Just like at home, common sense is the key.
4. There is more to life than this
Do you often think that there must be more to life than getting up and working for someone else? There’s a whole world out there to explore.
Don’t let the world pass you by whilst you stare out of the office window thinking what could have been, do something about it.
5. What am I being paid for?
Life is there to be enjoyed, save that pay packet and get out into the world! Don’t fall into the trap of paying for products and services that you don’t really need because you’ll end up working your life away working for them.
Cut out the wastage and save like a mad man and your travel dreams will come true quicker than you could ever imagine.
See my article Secret Of Successful Saving For Your Trip.