Most everyone wants to take the “big” trip someday. They have the money and windows of time to travel but somewhere between desire and execution, the dream slowly dies and excuses fill the empty space.
Why? Because its hard to plan the flights, hotels, shuttles etc…it’s just hard. It’s during the part when you are writing it down, you see all the steps, costs, currency exchanges, details, details, details. The note pad then gets set aside for “further review”, maybe tomorrow and so it goes.
Why do we go to the doctor? Have you ever bought a house or a car? None are easy, but we all make it happen by doing what? You make an appointment, put money down or make an offer…we commit to something.
You want to take that “big” trip? Don’t worry about the hotels, shuttles or currency. The secret is this…BUY THE PLANE TICKET FIRST!
Once that’s done, put the notepad down, smile and breathe. Now it’s no longer academic, YOU’RE GOING ON A TRIP! You’ve committed, now relax and work backward. You now have time, the pressure is off. Everything else is easy to plan, change or cancel if necessary. It’s almost fun!
So there it is! Now you know the secret. Most people get stalled at the plane ticket. Don’t worry about the big picture, just decide where and when and buy the ticket. Use google.com/flights and it gets even easier.