Simply put, travelling is awesome. But while you’re having the time of your life your overseas experiences are moulding you into what I believe to be a stronger, more rounder, global, smarter individual. I have put together a list of 10 points of why extensive travel is an important part of self-development.
- Openness, appreciation, understanding of other cultures and ways of life.
- Second language development.
- Decision making.
- Crisis aversion and management.
- Mental toughness & endurance.
- Stress management.
- Social / people skills.
- General/ global knowledge and insight into different markets.
- Thinking time. Clear mind. Remove technology. Think about career / life purposes.
- Network – e.g. peace core members, actors, tech entrepreneurship MBA scholars, oncology nurses, software engineers, neuro surgeons, advertisers, health insurers.
Having left NZ just under 6 months ago not only have taken 15,000 photos ( Yes I’m a bit trigger happy) over 23 countries but hopefully I have picked up a few of these 10 at least. Looking forward to getting back to NZ over the next few days. Just in time for RWC fever.
Here are a few snaps of my travels.
M.I.T., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nefertari’s Temple, Abu Simbel, Egypt.
View from Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France.
Eating escargot, Paris, France.
Lauterbrunnen, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.
Oia, Santorini, Greece.
Graeme @ graemefielder.com