Travel is rarely “perfect”. The careful plans one makes at the start of a trip can easily go awry. Whether its a delayed flight, a less than perfect meal, a rude hotel clerk, a stomach upset or a storm, your holiday or business travels can be quickly impacted.
Best-selling author H. Jackson Brown, Jr. in a book titled “Live and Learn and Pass It On: People ages 5 to 95 share what they’ve discovered about life, love, and other good stuff” printed a quote by an unknown 52 year old who said:
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy holiday, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
For some travellers, a disaster, problem or obstacle is the literal end of the world. They end up being hyperventilating angry blobs melting down in hotels, airports and train stations across the world.
For others, these occasions are the stuff that makes the trip and guarantees hilarious re-tellings for years to come.
Your attitude will determine how your travels proceed. Consider:
- Is this event really destroying my travels?
- What can I really do to fix this situation?
- What can I learn from this?
How do you get your attitude into gear when things go awry?
- Stop Wishing and Do it- Life’s Bucket List
- Forgetting stuff
- Don’t Stress
- Travelling with Others (without tears)