If we live truly, we shall see truly. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prompt: Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is that place for you, and what will you do to make sure you get there? (Author: Chris Guillebeau)
Morocco is the place I want to visit one day. Its historical roots, its ethnically diverse culture and civilization, its biodiversity, and its mesmerizing mixed colors merged with its mystery appeal to all my senses. Writing this down and sharing my travel desires with others—with the world—is my first step toward being there. But it’s easy to languish in the dream of going. To make sure I get there, I’ll psych myself into acting on this dream. I’ll let everyone know I’m going. Then when the obvious question, when are you going, comes up I want to have an answer. I must select a date. This reverses my usual travel planning exercise of digging deep and studying hard about where to go and what to see; instead it forces me to focus my deep dive on when I’m going and how to get there from here.
Writing about my dream has moved me much closer to acting on it. I’ll make the commitment to those reading this: I’m traveling to Morocco within the next two years, “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise” as old folks say.
As I begin exploring travel dates and mapping out specific sites and cities to visit, I’ll continue my self encouragement. Yet, I’ll be buoyed by the encouragement of others who now know my travel wish. I feel I’m much closer to being there. Thanks for the push.