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Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

I enjoy traveling. It’s an amazing experience to explore this big world, understand different culture and meet people from around the world. How will you ever know what another country is really like if you’ve never been there? Besides, it’s such a big world out there that we’ll regret not seeing it with our own eyes before we die.

Here I’ve collected some of the incredible things about traveling from 15 movies which will get you pack your stuff and go traveling.

1. Life’s too short to stay in the same place, a big world is out there. Traveling widens your horizon and helps you feel the world.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller in a still from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    2. Sometimes to travel is the best reason to go traveling. Why do you need to give yourself different reasons just to take on a fun journey?

    “Miner’s Wife: Are you two looking for work?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren’t looking for work.
    Miner’s Wife: No?… Then why are you traveling?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.”
    – From “Motorcycle Diaries”

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      3. Traveling takes you not only to a different place, but a different stage of life.

      “You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?” – From Edward Norton in Fight Club

      Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Screengrab)

        4. Not everything can be expected is what makes traveling exciting. Things just won’t always go the way you want as you travel.

        “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – From Jack in Titanic

        jack

          5. The best things’ not always mentioned in your map or guidebooks, you need to explore the world on your own.

          “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” – From Indiana Jones in “Last Crusade”

          indi jones

            6. Traveling enriches your experience, it changes you in a way you never expected.

            “Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was.” – From Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in “Motorcycle Diaries”

            motorcycle diaries2

              7. You never know the differences between one place and another until you really have been there and experience them.

              Vincent: Yeah, baby, you’d dig it the most. But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
              Jules: What?
              Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it’s just…it’s just there it’s a little different.
              – From Pulp Fiction

              pulp fiction

                8. Traveling with fear is alright, it won’t hurt you.

                “I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.” – From Richard in The Beach

                the beach

                  9. Don’t stay in your comfort zone, try exotic places where you can gain new perspectives of life.

                  “English, who needs that? I’m never going to England” – From Homer Simpson

                  simpson

                    10. It’s okay to feel lost when you travel. You don’t always have to know where you are to go on with your journey.

                    “We haven’t located us yet.” – From The Darjeeling Limited

                    The Darjeeling Limited

                      11. As you go on traveling and visiting more places, you start to realize how sweet your home really is.

                      “There’s no place like home” – From The Wizard of Oz

                      wizard of oz

                        12. The people you travel with are as important as the places you travel to. They are people who can make your journey memorable.

                        “Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” – From Charlotte in Lost in Translation

                        lost in translation

                          13. Traveling’s not about having a luxurious trip all the time, it’s about the experience of a different country and different culture.

                          “I’m not really wealthy as such but it I want to stay in the Hilton I could do it, but to me, to stay in the hostels and such, that’s really travel.” – From A Map For Saturday

                          A-map-for-saturday

                            14. Indeed there are unfortunate people who really can’t afford to travel, but most people only blind themselves with excuses to stay in their comfort zone and are not willing to take on an adventure.

                            “Most people don’t have the luxury of just leaving it all behind.” – From The Way

                            the way

                              15. Adventure is out there, as simple as that! Travel around and you can create remarkable memories in life.

                              “Adventure is out there!” – From Up

                              up

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                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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