1. Go to a place you’ve never been before
Not a long ago I read “Go at least once a year to a place you’ve never been before”. I think this should be a way of living. Whether it’s in Italy, Africa or Russia, traveling opens your mind. Try to understand the local culture, become a spokesperson of your country and compare the differences. You’ll have a lot to learn and to teach. Don’t stop at what you see but lose yourself in. If the main attraction of London is the Big Ben, look for the gaze of a homeless or a cop and don’t forget it. Give your smile to the bartender and ask for an advice about the city.
Adventure is outside, step out of your comfort zone.
2. Find inspiration
This is one of the most inspiring text I’ve ever read. Terse, short and positive. It’s the “Holstee” manifesto.
Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.
3. Observe from above
I love airports because they burst with emotions. You can feel them in the air as soon as you enter the building, they soak your soul. A mom is saying goodbye to her son in tears; a couple is ready to spend a romantic getaway and a man on his fifties has to make a deal and he’s got a business class ticket. Choose a window seat. Look outside and ask yourself what’s city you’re flying over. I always ask myself “I wonder if they see us” or “Who knows if the people in that house are crying or laughing”.
A movie that enlightened me was The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Watch it.
Do it. Take Walter Mitty as an example.