How Travel Made Me Face My Fears

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The Gold Coast was the first place I visited when I set off my trip to Australia five years ago.

I had no idea that trip would lead to those five years of travel.

All I could think about on the plane ride was how much I didn’t want the plane to land!

I was petrified of being by myself in the other side of the planet.

For the first time in my life, I would truly be alone.

I had no one to fall back on.

Just myself and my backpack.

Alone.

That I didn’t want the flight to land, highlights how much I was wracked with fear.

But, do you know what?

Once the plane landed, and I stepped out of the airport, I realised it wasn’t that bad!

I had a world of opportunity in front of me. I could either embrace it, or shrink away in fear.

Often what we fear the most is nothing more than self-limiting beliefs we wrongly attach to ourselves.

Fear only gets smaller the closer you get to it.

I let fear take a hold of me on the flight, but once I was in Australia, I realised I was more than capable of standing on my own two feet.

Our fears can cripple us if we let them. If we break free, we can soar.

And when you do, you’ll wonder what you were so worried about in the first place!

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