Travel is one of those things that transforms people. You become a more developed and well-grounded person because of the experiences and traveling skills you have learned.
Travel has given people the most comprehensive education anyone could ever receive. It fills up the gaps of knowledge and skills, and you start to see how everything is connected when you finally discover the similarities and differences of various cultures, of different places, and of your persona.
In traveling, nothing is going to be given to you, but the more you put yourself out there, the more uncomfortable you are willing to be; the more amazing the experience you will encounter, almost every single time. It changes people in a variety of ways. Each and everyone has different perspectives, approach, attitudes, likes, and dislikes; so it really varies in every person and on how you’re willing to cope with it.
Traveling Skills gained:
Flexibility, Tolerance, and Patience – Some of you live in a world that is highly organized. Sometimes you get thrown off by some little things that don’t go with what you have planned; like when things don’t arrive on time when things don’t work out our way, and when things turned out to be nothing.
What travel teaches you is that when things don’t work out how they supposed to be, it’s usually pretty fine. You can take that lesson back to your real life and try to learn how to be flexible on things, tolerate stuff that you don’t have control unto, and be patient when everything is not working out. These skills are simple but only a few know how to pull it off. One day you wake up without knowing, it turned out to be the most important experience you have had in your travels.
Socialization – When traveling you are forced to communicate, whereas introverts people are scared while extroverts people have no problem with it. Anyhow, traveling is a big opportunity in meeting new people with different languages and cultures. It is a bit overwhelming but it could be a life changer for you. Who knows the person you were talking when you had your breakfast in Italy would be your future client or business partner? Life has its way of working out, so do you.
Being immerse in social situations with new people having different values and dialects, you have to really try to communicate with them to get around and actually acclimate in the society. This skill will come in handy when you come back home. Socialization is a fundamental skill in order to succeed in life. Once you’re good at it you will gain self-confidence that will boost your self-esteem.
These are actually a life changer!
Decision Making – Some people have a hard time making decisions, may it be personal, for the family, for work, and etc. You might have a go-to-guy all the time to help you figure out what decision you must pursue or you might have someone in your life that makes decisions for you. But when you travel, especially when you’re alone, you have to make your own because you have no one depend on but yourself.
This skill will help you grow as an individual, you will discover your own person. What are your priorities, likes, and dislikes? This is important in life and you’re lucky if you learned it well while traveling.
Time Management – When you go to a new city or country, it’s likely that you will be there for a short period of time like a couple of days or a few weeks. Before you go to your travel destination you must be ready with your itinerary. What will you prioritize this day, what activities you will best do, and food to taste. This skill is very important not only for traveling but also when you come back home.
Budgeting – When you travel, money is likely to come into place. You have to spend your money accordingly, how much you need every day for your transportation, hotel, food, and miscellaneous.
Everyone knows that traveling is a great way to learn, but until you’re out there that you realize that the extent of the stuff you learn and still don’t know is fascinating. Traveling has taught everyone something that really essential for our personal growth and career; If you have the opportunity, go and grab it!