Personal Motivation

Let’s face it – sometimes people get in slumps. Some people slump for a lifetime and others slump every-so-often for 5 minutes or so. I don’t think I’ve been in a slump but I have been ever-so-comfortable with my life. Then again, why shouldn’t I? I like my life. I’m happy with it.

Unfortunately, for me, that tends to led me to believe that I’ve lost some motivation to do some of the things that I said I wanted to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m allowed to say that I’ve accomplished more than I ever imagined I would. I’ve never been a goal-oriented madman. Yes, I’ve had some aspirations but I don’t think that life is all about achieving goals. But, I do think that life is all about experiences, both good ones and bad ones with good ones outnumbering bad ones by a significant margin. The more significantly, the better with an understanding that bad experiences are necessary to underscore the importance of good experiences.

So, to kind-of get myself back on track mentally I asked myself what I could motivate me a bit to step up my enthusiasm for life and be a little less comfortable with my existence? The answer was, of course, to pursue some travel plans. That always motivates me. It always get me juiced.

Where to I wondered? Somewhere scenic was the answer. When I went to Google and searched for “world’s most scenic” I found lots of articles. One in particular, The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017, caught my attention. To track the potential sites for future travels I created an aptly-named map, Bucket List, to log the sites I found inviting. My goal was to find the next 100 places I wanted to visit. I started with the above article. The first location that I found that I needed to visit can be seen in the above picture.