How To Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

So, you have decided that becoming a world-traveler is something that you want to do. You are well-aware of the fact that it is not going to be easy, but you have been watching a lot of travel-related shows, reading a lot of travel-related books, and listening to a lot of travel-related podcasts. There is absolutely no doubt that you know what you want to do with your life, and you are aware of the fact that there is a little bit of risk involved. You know know that being a world-traveler is not easy, and you are not afraid of the fact that you might fail, but for some reason, you still want to do it. And since you have put a whole lot of thought into this whole process, you have finally made a decision to quit your job and start following your travel dreams.


However, you are now facing one major problem – almost every single person that you know thinks that you have completely lost your mind. They think that you are trying to force them to believe in something that you read in one of your travel-related books. Also, they think that it is their duty to try to talk you out of this mess, and they really hope that you will find the power to put all of this behind you and get back to your job sooner rather than later. But you know that becoming a world-traveler is something that you truly want to do, and you are trying to do everything that is in your power to do it. That being said, here are three steps for dealing with people who don’t support you on your journey to becoming a world-traveler!


Try To Understand Your Unsupportive Friends

Your unsupportive friends probably don’t understand what humans are capable of, and you need to understand that. The main reason why they don’t support you is because they haven’t experienced the mindset changes that you have. But in order to succeed, you have to be strong enough to ignore their advice.


Explain Why You Want To Become a Traveler

Do your unsupportive friends even know the main reason why you want to travel the world? If they don’t, you should tell them as soon as possible. By doing this, you are going to make the whole situation much easier for everyone.


Take Small Steps

One of the first things that you need to do is prove to your family and friends that you are capable of traveling alone. This way, you are going to show them that you can navigate an unfamiliar place with ease. Once you notice that your family is comfortable with you traveling domestically, head to a nearby country and spend a week or two there.

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