Of course, everyone has a different definition of success.
But the point is, some people are successful and some not.
What are these people doing who can say “they have succeeded”?
Why are they successful in achieving their goals when other people are not?
There is a lot of talk about the skills to be learned and the habits to be adopted to be part of this group of “successful people”.
We know, for example, that it is necessary to work on self-confidence or to overcome fears in order to dare to act in the right direction.
One thing is clear, however: even by applying these “recipes for success”, there are people who have a greater probability of succeeding than others.
Who are they ? These are the people who travel often. Those who have made travel a major part of their life.
People on the move, learning about themselves, about others and about life, exploring the world.
Here are 15 reasons why travelers are more likely to be successful:
1. They know how to live outside their comfort zone
During their travels, travelers regularly experience unusual situations, far from their little cocoon and from what they know perfectly.
They must therefore face an environment that is unknown to them to get out of a situation.
As they constantly face new situations, they learn valuable coping strategies that help them stay calm and efficient, even when uncertainty prevails.
It is a skill that is essential for success in professional life, especially for managing a team.
2. They are not afraid of change and even know how to benefit from it
To travel is to be confronted with the unknown and with change. People who travel often are surrounded by new things and new people all the time.
As a result, they are never bored and have the ability to concentrate better, even when distracted, by everything around them.
Thanks to this quality, they perfectly tame the novelty, which becomes a new way of thinking. It is a state of mind that promotes innovation and creativity.
3. They know better how to manage their emotions
Regular travelers are exposed to different levels of stress on a daily basis: delay for a connecting flight, questioning by border guards and rude hotel staff, are all examples that can put your nerves on edge.
But, despite these inconveniences, travelers gain an incredible ability to manage their emotions and remain calm in any situation.
Why ? Because they know how to stay in the present, aware of themselves. They do not have their minds monopolized by future problems over which they do not necessarily have a grip.
They focus on the concerns of the present and on the solutions to resolve them as quickly as possible.
As a result, they develop a problem-solving ability and become increasingly productive in their work.
It also helps them more easily find what makes them happy in their life, which is the ultimate form of success.
4. They can trust others and don’t always have to be in control.
Travelers often have to rely on people they have only just met. They know how to deal with the language barrier, the taxi drivers in unfamiliar cities and, above all, how much the kindness of certain people can be of use to them.
They come to terms with that they aren’t always in full control of the situation they are in, which helps them build new relationships and meet a lot of great people.
They thus develop, in their everyday life, an ability to trust the right people, those who are genuine and benevolent towards them.
5. They know how to manage fear and overcome it
One of the keys to success is knowing how to make decisions quickly.
But the art of making the right decisions is not for everyone. When you travel a lot, you find yourself in situations in which you cannot turn back.
People who travel a lot manage to deal with their fears and therefore develop this incredible ability to make the right decisions, quickly, without giving in to panic or fear.
6. They know how to identify and seize opportunities
It’s a fact: travelers have a greater experience of the world. Being exposed to different cultures and customs, they continually learn new, and often better, ways of doing things.
This acquired knowledge allows them to more easily identify the opportunities that present themselves to them.
As a result, they find it easier to improve and innovate in their work and personal life.
7. They know how to negotiate to get what they want
Travelers need to negotiate constantly to avoid getting caught. However, good negotiation skills are necessary to get what you want. All this without sounding arrogant or aggressive.
This skill is very important, especially in professional life.
It allows you to influence your interlocutor, to help them better understand your point of view and, above all, to get them to accept your ideas.
8. They see beauty where others do not.
People who travel regularly see a lot of diverse things. To sort it out, they train their brains to recognize and focus on what is beautiful.
Why ? For perpetual novelty keeps the mind and the eyes awake and sharp. So travelers get to see the beauty of things where others see nothing special.
It is this capacity that the great photographers, the travel writers, the poets have… This way of seeing the beauty of the world then fertilizes their interior garden and develops their inspiration.
9. They have confidence in themselves or know how to pretend when they are vulnerable.
People who travel a lot learn to rely on themselves and believe that they can accomplish whatever they want to do.
This conviction allows them to be persistent in the face of obstacles or bad times.
Better yet: thanks to this self-confidence, they recover from failure more quickly.
And when sometimes they don’t have confidence in themselves, they know how to pretend so that their interlocutor does not feel it. As a result, it allows them to get out of delicate situations even when they are vulnerable.
10. They understand the differences between people better and are more tolerant
Travelers keep meeting new people. They know what questions to ask to learn more about their interlocutors.
Especially regarding their opinions on their country, their city and their culture.
Questions come easily to their minds thanks to their natural curiosity and their desire to learn more about the places they visit.
It therefore results in rich conversations that help travelers better understand and accept the ideas and differences of their interlocutors.
In fact, they make friends easily, when traveling or in their daily life, and are loved by many thanks to this quality.
11. They know how to live in the present
” Carpe Diem Is not just an obscure phrase. Learning to be in the present moment has many benefits, both physical and mental.
Travelers know that the time they will spend in such and such a place is fleeting, and therefore will not last forever.
It constantly reminds them to live in the present, to savor the moments, the encounters and the landscapes.
In addition, constantly discovering new things is also an effective way to be immersed in the present moment.
12. They smile more and feel happy more often
Many studies confirm it: traveling makes you happy. Thus, people who travel often smile more than the average person because they discover new places regularly.
They feel happy because they meet lots of different people, discover amazing places, and taste new and delicious foods.
Living in the present moment also helps you feel happy more often.
And, it is well known: happiness produces happiness. Also, positive behaviors cause positive things. This is how the virtuous circle is set up.
13. They know how to listen to other people
It’s an essential quality that far too many people overlook: knowing how to listen to others.
Learning to focus and listen carefully to what people are telling us is absolutely fundamental to being successful in life.
Because, you can’t achieve success without building strong relationships that allow you to understand the people around you.
People who travel a lot know how much listening to others, their ideas, their positions, their needs or their fears, is the essential prerequisite for any business or any project, whether personal or professional.
14. They judge others less and know how to put themselves in other people’s shoes
All people who have accomplished great things in their life will tell you: understanding others and knowing how to put themselves in their shoes is necessary to move forward, carry out projects and gain the trust of the people around you.
Travelers learn to empathize and avoid judging others for this very reason.
Empathy is the desire to understand others. And people who travel often tend to acquire this quality naturally.
15. They are not rich, but know how to save and spend wisely
People who travel know better than anyone how to control their spending. Why ? Because when the whole world is your home, it is much easier to choose the destinations with the lowest cost of living.
By traveling outside of school holidays, outside of times when everything is more expensive, they can afford to earn less money while spending less and live much better in many different countries.
Control your budget and live a better quality of life: who says better ?!
You can see it: traveling inspires, fulfills and naturally allows you to acquire skills that are very useful in everyday life. Those who travel therefore have “weapons” that others often do not have in order to set off for success!
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