Just go. Great advice. I’m working up to the big one. I’m 58 and go on short 2 to 300 mile trips so far. Italy, France, England, Southern Ireland, Wales. Went rough camping in Ireland when weather was good but most of the time I stay in hostels which are great value for single travellers and you meet like minded people. I’m separated so only thing holding me back is work. Don’t retire till I’m 60. I’ve also got a new granddaughter who is amazing. My daughter is a free spirit and she is travelling through Portugal living in her converted horse box. She’s always telling me to just give work up and go. I’m going to cycle out to see her in September. I’m getting close to 3 but not quite there yet ? It’s great to read so many others who are out there doing it already. Makes it all less daunting. Thanks for the advice….
Reviewing your goals daily is a crucial part of your success and must become part of your routine. Each morning when you wake up read your list of goals that are written in the positive. Visualize the completed goal, see the new home, smell the leather seats in your new car, feel the cold hard cash in your hands. Then each night, right before you go to bed, repeat the process. This process will start both your subconscious and conscious mind on working towards the goal. This will also begin to replace any of the negative self-talk you may have and replace it with positive self-talk.
When I was in seventh grade, our teacher introduced journal writing to our Language Arts class. Well it really wasn’t an introduction at all! We all had a spiral and at the beginning of class each day she told us to stop talking and start writing. We had no idea what we were doing or why we were doing it and we certainly had no idea what to write. When we whined about not knowing what to write about she informed us to just write, “I don’t know what to write about.” over and over again. So that’s what I did, day after day. Needless to say, Journal Writing 101 was not a huge success.