The journey Ferdinand Magellan ventured out on over 500 years ago was thought to be utter madness by most people.
They had heard stories of sea monsters, human flesh eating frogs and worse – would they fall off the end of the world?
Not all of the ships that left on this journey returned to their home port. In fact, not many of the total crew returned home. By the end of the trip there was no food aboard and the crew was chewing leather aboard to obtain some potential nutrients.
What was the impact of this journey with so much lost and risked?
From this historical journey connections were made with people, ideas were shared between cultures and trade for various goods was witnessed and ultimately established to even broader worldwide customers. The trip took years and was by no means a pleasure cruise.
If you had the opportunity would you have taken this trip as a member of the crew? If you were Magellan would you have undertaken this project?
Today we board a jet and fly to our destination. Once we arrive at our destination we conduct our business or head off to our vacation points and don’t really explore or interact much with anyone not involved in one of these activities. Who lives in these areas we fly over or even at our destination? What is life like there? What foods do they eat? What is their culture like?
Isn’t it time to explore?
Isn’t it time to interact personally and see who else lives on this beautiful planet?
Sound interesting? Seems out of reach? No time for that?
No matter your financial situation, where you live or how time constrained you make your life – there are options to go and explore.
The first step is to list your dream list of where you would like to explore. Nothing is out of reach here – that’s why it’s called your dream list!
Second is to create your first steps list. What is within reach that you may explore that may in some way connect to anything on your dream list. For example, if going to South Africa on a Safari is on your dream list, who can you meet nearby that may be from South Africa?
Third is to set dates. Go to both of your lists and set dates for when you are going to take these trips and explore. No writing – some day – is not a date! At least a month and a year for each item. Write it down.
Bonus Step – If you have taken these three steps – post the two lists and the dates here
If you’re not that bold who will you be accountable to? Share your lists and dates with them.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.