12 Reasons People Who Travel Often Are More Likely To Be Successful

Out Of The Comfort Zone

Out Of The Comfort Zone

Frequent travelers are not afraid to get out of their comfort zone. In fact, they do it so often that they've learned how to thrive in an environment that they don't feel 100% safe in. Having new experiences helps people adopt coping strategies that will get them through tricky situations with people closer to home (or in business).

Welcoming Change

Welcoming Change

Travelers know how to be okay with, and even embrace, change. A major contributor to those that fail is a failure to recognize and accept that fact that the world is constantly changing. Realizing that you can be part of the change if you accept and understand it is key.



Managing Emotions

Managing Emotions

One should never deny their emotions outright, however, it is a great skill in life to be able to manage them. If you get anything from traveling it is the ability to deal with your emotions as a flow-on effect of that change we already talked about. It goes without saying that being able to keep your emotions in check in the office or in business is integral to success.

Knowing How To Trust

Knowing How To Trust

Frequent traveling gives you the confidence and maturity to know that there are often times when you will need to trust other people and that you most certainly cannot always be n control of everything. Nowhere else is this as important as in your professional life.



Managing Fear

Managing Fear

In a way, this is a combination of things we've mentioned and yet, it is a skill unto itself. Quite often, be it in travel or work life, it is the fear that you're simply not up to the task that is most crippling. Learning how to deal with that fear in the great wide world will stand you in a great position to be able to then deal with it at home/work.

Seizing The Opportunity

Seizing The Opportunity

Prolific travelers have garnered skills from all over the world - different ways of approaching a problem or simply different ways of treating people. This is great training for recognizing (and then acting upon) opportunities that present themselves in work/business life - things you may not have seen or known how to handle without travel.



Learning To Negotiate

Learning To Negotiate

The art of negotiation is a great one to learn in different parts of the world - especially as the planet become smaller and you're more and more likely to encounter elements of other cultures closer to home. Traveling teaches you to do this without offending people, and to influence without being overly aggressive.

Seeing The Best In Something

Seeing The Best In Something

Perhaps the best skill you can have in life is to focus on the positives and not the negatives. This isn't to suggest that any form of naivety should be maintained, but rather, to be able to see the beauty in things. This attitude lends itself to creativity, which is something that should never be underestimated.



Faking It Till You're Making It

Faking It Till You're Making It

Nobody wants to deal with someone who is fake, but someone who can fake confidence until they actually are confident, is someone who is prepared to get out of that comfort zone we mentioned. These are people who realize that being vulnerable certainly has its own rewards if you have the guts to take yourself there.

Accepting Differences

Accepting Differences

Perhaps this is the most easily recognizable trait of a well-traveled person when looking at how that might help them be successful in other areas of life. When abroad, you'll encounter all sorts of different people and their cultures - it goes without saying that being tolerant of a wide range of people will put you in a great position in your professional life.



Living In The Moment

Living In The Moment

Of all the things that a traveler knows how to do, perhaps the best thing is the ability to live in the moment. If we bother to do anything at all, there is very little point if we don't take the time to soak up what is happening right here and now.

The mental benefits of learning to live in the moment are many.

Learning To Listen and Smile

Learning To Listen and Smile

At the end of the day, whatever your pursuit, it's ultimately about making yourself happy. Travelers know that happiness is garnered not only from being heard, but listening to others.

Travel makes the traveler happy. Learning how to be happy and letting yourself be happy sound like the simplest of skills - but when you look at all the unhappy and unsuccessful people in the world, it's proof that sitting around waiting for the world to come to you simply won't get the job done.