One of the things I learned in life, apart from the cliché of “if you really want to make something happen, you can” is that we always make excuses for why we can’t. Whether it’s fear, uncertainty, or what we rule out to be logic, we always make excuses for why we should wait to make our dreams come true. If I can just focus on A and B, I will eventually get to enjoy C. Yes, this is good thinking and, a lot of times, that’s true. But speaking from experience, I think that we sometimes overestimate the attainability of certain goals. For instance: Travel.
So, many people tell themselves that if they work hard enough now, they can just travel when they’re older, when they’ve establish a “solid” career, a “solid” life. They put their dreams of travel on the shelf, admire it often, and dust it off occasionally. However, if you look at a lot of those people, not all, but a lot, they’ve either dismissed that dream or life got in their way. Whatever the reason, it ends up not happening the way they’ve planned and that’s probably because all they did was plan. Continue reading