Often the most difficult parts of any trip is getting it started. It’s just about getting enough momentum for plans to emerge and evolve, tickets to be booked, equipment to be procured and for you to find yourself taking that first step on your journey.
Well, I have a trick to get this going, it’s one that many serial adventurers use and it’s a technique revered for its simplicity and effectiveness: ‘tell your mates.’
Yep, that’s it. Just tell people about what you are looking to do. If you’re doing it alone then telling people will reaffirm to yourself that it’s actually happening. Tell enough people and the idea will gain its own momentum and you will mercilessly be swept along with it. It’s a bit sneaky but many people would lose face by going back on what they have said they will do, but that’s good in this case, don’t fight it. Use that peculiar social function to fuel your motivation and show people that you are the kind of guy or girl who gets things done, does what you say you will do and can deliver on promises.
If you want to travel with friends then get onto Facebook, love it or hate it you can’t deny it’s great for organising event’s, or get people in a big joint email and get going. Make a proposition and ask for ideas. If they are interested then the trip will take on a life of its own as different people start to chime in with ideas.
Once a firm plan has emerged then book your tickets and tell others to do the same, no one wants to be left out so it’s usually finalised in heart beat and then you are, with near certainty, on your way to an adventure!