This week’s travel quote comes from H. Jackson Brown Jr., an American author and inspirational writer. He is best known for his book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Born in Tennessee in 1940, Brown only started writing in his late 40s. His books are based on the sayings and observations of his family.
Often misattributed to Mark Twain, the quote—“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do”—comes from Brown’s 1991 book P.S. I Love You: When Mom Wrote, She Always Saved the Best for Last.
While this idea can be applied to many different parts of your life, I think it’s particularly relevant to travel. Most people want to visit exotic places and have life-changing experiences, but few actually bother trying.
Don’t be like most people. You have the power to fulfill your wildest travel dreams. You have the power to life your life to the fullest.
Figure out what’s preventing you from going on that journey—Is it self-doubt? Fear of the unknown? Unnecessary commitments?—and promise that you will no longer let it have control. In twenty years, whatever was holding you back will seem trivial. But the memories you make on the road; those will last a lifetime.
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