There are many different reasons why it’s important to travel as often as possible. Seeing new places and meeting new people allows you to open yourself up to new experiences you never thought possible. It is not rare for travellers to return home from trips feeling like different people from who they were before their adventure.
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Travelling can even help you in your career. This is because, as Tracey Tullis from Lifehack puts it, travel inspires and educates in ways that build character and develop skills naturally. Frequent travellers learn these skills and are more likely to be a success as a result.
Here we explore the 8 reasons why frequent travellers are more likely to be successful:
1. They know how to thrive outside their comfort zone
Frequent travellers are in unfamiliar situations regularly. They must work through the unknown because of necessity. Faced with countless new experiences they learn valuable coping strategies that help them shoulder uncertainty and remain calm and effective. This is a key skill for success in both business and leading people.
2. They welcome and embrace change
Travellers invite novelty. People constantly surrounded by new and different things avoid boredom and learn to focus better. This way of thinking inspires innovation and creativity.
3. They know how to manage their emotions
Frequent travellers experience varying levels of stress routinely; tight flight connections, interrogations by border guards, and rude hotel staff can all cause ones nerves to fray. Travellers hone the ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure developing keen self-awareness. Being self-aware increases productivity and helps people find what makes them happy in life, the ultimate success.
4. They trust and don’t always need to be in control
Travellers have to rely on people they don’t know all the time. They deal with language barriers, cab drivers in strange cities and are often dependent on the kindness of strangers. Accepting the fact they can’t always be in control helps them build new relationships. They develop confidence in their ability to choose friends and acquaintances that are genuine and trustworthy.
5. They manage fear and move past it
The key to success is taking action. When you travel a lot you put yourself in situations where there is no turning back.This makes people face fears head on and develop coping skills to take action despite the fear.
6. They recognise and seize opportunities
Travellers have a wider breadth of experience and knowledge about the world. They learn new and better ways of doing things being exposed to different customs and cultures. This knowledge helps them recognise opportunities to improve and innovate at home and in the places they visit.
7. They know how to negotiate to get what they want
Travellers negotiate to avoid being taken advantage of. Good negotiating skills are needed to get what you want or need without becoming pushy or aggressive. This skill is important in influencing others and helping them understand and accept your ideas in business and as a leader.
8. They see beauty where most don’t
Frequent travellers see many different types of things and train their brains to focus on the beautiful. Constant novelty keeps the mind and the eyes sharp. People who travel see beauty where others see the ordinary. This skill belongs to great photographers, poetic writers and fertilises the garden where inspiration grows.
Tracey has listed seven more success-defining traits in her article, read them below:
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Reposted from: LifeHack
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