How to Travel Light through the Journey of Life 188

How to Travel Light through the Journey of Life, Let's Reach Success

You may consider yourself a traveler, who knows where to go and how to live his life to the fullest, but there’s something you don’t always realize.
And it concerns many of us.

You’re walking around with a huge backpack on your back. And that ruins your experience.

It’s exhausting. It prevents you from breathing deeply the fresh air of the beautiful nature around you, of buying new things from the place you’re at right now and that’s only because you have no space in it.

So why don’t you put it down for a while and see how it feels?

Then you’ll be free as a bird to run and jump, to look around with interest and enjoy the view, to visit places and speak with strangers.

You don’t need most of the things in the backpack anyways.

You get too many things you’re never going to use. You bring with you too much ‘just in case’ stuff , because you don’t know what’s going to happen and want to be prepared.

But guess what? Even if you bring all your belongings, you still won’t know what the future has in store for you. And that’s the beauty of life. It’s a never-ending journey full of surprises.

You also bring more pairs of clothes than you need because you think they’re not going to be enough.

You bring stuff from home that is not meant to leave your place or made for travelling. But it makes you feel comfortable.

All this ruins your journey and that of the ones you’re travelling with.

It feels so good when you don’t need to carry the backpack all the time. So imagine what it will be like if you leave it somewhere and never go back to it again.

The solution, again – as for many other things in life, lies in simplicity. In the beautiful act of letting go, eliminating what’s not needed so that the essential can shine.

It’s the same even if you’re not going to see another place of the world.

Think about your days.

Day after day you carry with you bad memories from the past, fears, worries about the future, doubts and uncertainties, many desires, expectations, needs, etc.

And all that makes your life a dreading experience. You can never take a break and empty your mind even if you’re not doing anything.

You keep carrying this huge backpack with you wherever you go. And other people in your life have to put up with it as well, they suffer because of your excess baggage.
This is often a reason for bad relationships.

Why don’t you throw it away then and see what happens?

The truth is that nothing bad is going to happen, things will be alright even if you stop worrying about what others think of you and whether what you do is right.

The past will still be there but this time it won’t prevent you from living your life; you’ll still communicate with people but this time you won’t be afraid that they won’t approve you or that they won’t answer your expectations.

You’ll be free. Free to enjoy this moment, to focus on what is now, to appreciate what you have and live life to the fullest.

Life is a big adventure, a beautiful journey that is meant to be travelled light.

The only way to make the best of it and enjoy each second is to put down that backpack and let things be.

Image: messicanbeer @Flickr

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7 Quick Tips on How to Be More Successful in Everyday Life 6

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Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.