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If You Could Go Anywhere, Where Would It Be?

by Sean Ogle | Last Updated: July 21, 2011

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Over the next few months I’ll be gearing up for a considerable amount of travel.  Lately, I’ve been pretty firmly planted in Portland as I enjoy the summer (that still hasn’t quite arrived), and put the finishing touches on Location Rebel.

I’ve gotta say. I’m excited. Really excited.

In the next three months I’ll be heading to Vegas, Vail, Yellowstone, Bali, Laos and Thailand – among other places.

I’ll be able to cross a few bucket list items off along the way, and take a little bit of time to enjoy some of the benefits of all my hard work.

That said, recently I was going back through the archives here and I stumbled upon a post called “If You Were to Live Abroad…

I wrote it while still at my job, and it was pretty much an excuse for me to live vicariously through others as they lived out their travel fantasies.  Oh, how far we’ve come.

That said, I wanted to take a minute to address those of you who are yearning for more travel or adventure in your life, and ask a very simple question:

If you could go anywhere, where would it be?

Think about that for a second. If you could go anywhere on Earth, and do whatever you want, what would it be?

Got it?

Ok, now ask yourself (honestly), on your current path, how long is it going to take you to get there?  Are you just a few months or maybe a year out?  Is it going to take you 5 years? 10 years?

On your current path are you ever going to make it to your dream destination?

If the answer to that question is anything more than a year, then something needs to change.  The world is not that big, and the reality is that in relative terms you can get anywhere for not that much money.  It’s all about priorities and perhaps the willingness to take a risk.

When I wrote that post from my cubicle nearly two years ago, I really had no idea how easy and possible it was to travel to faraway and exotic places.  The very first comment on that post was left by Adam Baker, and it said this:

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It’s cliched, but that doesn’t diminish the truth of the words: You’re more likely to regret the things you didn’t do, than the things you did.

If you’re considering, or perhaps yearning, for a change, go back and read the comments in that post.  That encouragement went a long way for me, and I know it could do the same for you.

Believe me, I recognize that most of you can’t pick up and quit your job tomorrow and head out to wherever on Earth you please.  That said, if you aren’t currently able to travel to the places you want, and do the things you want to do, do you at least have a plan to get there?

If not, start creating one.  Write down all of the things that in an ideal world you would do in the next five years.  Then start thinking of what you need to do in order to accomplish those things.

For example, I created my bucket list.  The primary goals were to be able to build a business and travel.  I wasn’t getting very far in my current situation, so I started putting plans in motion to achieve those goals.

Regardless of how much you work, there’s still free time to prepare for the future.  And if you feel there really, truly isn’t?  Then chances are I won’t be of much help to you.

Today the SECOND of three Location Rebel case studies went live, where Matt Koenig talks about how he is preparing to leave his job and move his entire family to travel to Indonesia.  Who says you can’t travel with a family?

Sean Ogle is the Founder of Location Rebel where he has spent the last 12+ years teaching people how to build online businesses that give them the freedom to do more of the things they like to do in life. When he's not in the coffee shops of Portland, or the beaches of Bali, he's probably sneaking into some other high-class establishment where he most certainly doesn't belong.
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