15 Inspirational Quotes About Travel & Motivation
It's no secret that traveling is a big task.
Sometimes you need inspiration to get started, motivation to complete the travel planning process, or that extra push to book that flight.
No matter where you are in your travels, these 15 quotes are sure to inspire and motivate you to get moving on your goals!
1. Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Set aside time to prioritize the top 3 things that must get done that day.
I'm guilty of creating super long to-do lists, which can be overwhelming.
When you figure out what your main priorities are for that day, you'll run the day instead of the day running you.
2. The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. - Stephen Covey
We all have day-to-day tasks that must get done, but when we're trying to do bigger and better things - like travel, or working on a side hustle - we must schedule that into our day.
Nothing changes if nothing changes, so how are you going to change your schedule to fit in what matters most?
3. If you want something you've never had, you have to be willing to do something you've never done.
Change is uncomfortable, but that is how we grow and move to the next stage.
4. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. - Stephen Covey
Haha, I love this quote!
In a world of distraction, focus is key. This is something I'm working on as I tend to juggle multiple projects at once.
5. Starve your distractions. Feed your focus.
Going along with the one above, focus is so important - finding ways to keep distractions at bay.
For me, if I really need to focus, I'll turn my phone notifications off using the "do not disturb" iPhone feature.
6. The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
This can go so many ways...work, life, travel, fitness...
What you do today sets you up for tomorrow, and the next day, so on and so forth.
7. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King
Sometimes you have to take the leap and figure out how to fly on the way down. Healthy risks can be a good thing.
8. Great things never came from comfort zones.
So true and sometimes so hard to deal with!
Traveling can get you out of your comfort zone in a good way, and you learn so much about yourself and the world while seeing the world.
9. Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
What's holding you back from traveling and living the life you desire? What are you going to do to get to where you want to be?
Progress may be a slow process, but if you keep moving forward, you'll get there.
10. Opportunities don't happen, you create them.
Whenever someone says you're "lucky," they're often just mystified at your situation without realizing the hard work and dedication that likely went into it.
Create the life you want to live and don't count on "luck" to come into play.
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11. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong.
I recently read The Power of Habit, and it mentioned that we're willing to work hard and feel "pain" temporarily if that means gratification is on the way.
The easiest example of this is exercise: say you're improving your running speed with high intensity interval training. There will be moments during your training where you feel tired and like you want to stop moving, but you keep going - because you know the reward (speed and fitness) will improve if you push yourself.
12. You weren't born to just pay bills and die.
YES. So much YES to this quote. Do you want to look back on your life regretting the things you did not do, or look back thinking of a life rich with experience?
It's never too late to do what you love.
13. That moment when you want to quit, is the moment when you need to keep pushing.
I've noticed some of my best creative breakthroughs have happened when I kept working on a project or idea, even when I was convinced it was garbage and was about to scrap it.
Know when you need to move on, but consider if you've put everything into it before you do so.
14. Set goals that scare you and excite you at the same time.
How do you know if you have a good goal? One that both excites and scares you.
One of my personal goals is to step foot on all six inhabited continents in my 20s. When I made that goal at 23 years old (with two continents covered), I was excited because I'd love to see all these places...but a little scared because it's a pretty big goal!
At 25 years of age I've now been to three continents (North America, Europe, Asia), and will get to my fourth (Australia) next month!
15. The only trip you will regret is the one you don't take.
Live a life you'll remember. If you want to travel, get focused and plan that trip.
It's okay if it's not right away, but have it on your radar and put a plan in place to make it happen. You can do it!