On Wednesday we talked about the importance of taking action, so today I thought we’d talk about the impact that taking action can have on your family and your relationship. The biggest benefit to taking action for your family and relationship is that amazing doors can open up and you and your family will be exposed to things that can stretch and grow you. This is a big part of what it means to be a kid: having experiences that will stretch your mind and give you experiences that you can learn from and build onto and apply as an adult.
The traveling that we did when I was a kid opened my mind to the fact that everyone is unique, special and that there is potential for something new and amazing anywhere you look. Just because it seems like a town of shacks compared to living near a big city like New York, doesn’t mean that there aren’t really cool things to discover there; you just have to be open to being OK with things being different than you’re used to.
The more games you play, places you go, things you try, foods you make, and experiences you pursue, the quicker you’ll build up your knowledge base, allowing you to excel at work, and better understand and work with the people you come into contact with. Why? Because you have more knowledge to work from, and you know what has or hasn’t worked in the past and in what situations, and can apply that knowledge going forward.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that you’ll find a place that really feels right to you in your travels, or people that you want to spend more time with and possibly the rest of your life. It’s people like these that make the traveling more exciting, and life more worthwhile.
“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.” Amelia Earhart