Brain Tip of the Week: Travel

Several years ago, I visited the Amazonian rainforest with some friends. We flew there in a tiny little plane that landed in what I could barely call a field. When we got out, we hiked for an hour, canoed for another 45 minutes and then finally met an indigenous tribe that consisted of just 7 families.

This tribe was so remote that we needed two translators to even try to communicate. Deep in the jungle, there was no electricity or plumbing or stores. It was a new experience for all of us – because we were this tribe’s very first Western contact, too. I spent just 3 days with this tribe. But during that time I learned an immense amount about myself, the environment and other individuals.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to travel.

So many fear stepping into the unknown. But the unknown is where the learning is. After all, if you’re learning something that you already know, than you’re not really learning.

That’s why your ability to be comfortable with being uncomfortable will likely drive more of your success than many other things. If you want to create new results, you must do and think new things. All of your passion and growth will happen in the areas where it’s different.

But it’s also crucial to be able to step in and engage with the unknown safely – which is why I recommend traveling.

As a travel agency owner once told me, traveling is the ultimate learning experience. It’s really hard for somebody to be prejudiced if they travel. By experiencing different environments and cultures, you start to see how different things are – but you also start seeing how similar things are.

At a base level, we all have the same values like safety, relationships and honesty. When you’re living with foreign people, you start to make the unknown the known. And when you know something, you don’t fear it.

As my friend Quincy Jones likes to say, “You have to go to know.”

Kwik Learners embrace the unknown because that’s where they’ll learn the most and connect most with their passion – so start today! Can’t book a vacation to an exotic locale? Try a new cuisine, see a foreign film or just do something you’ve never done before. After all, you can’t learn anything if you never try anything new.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Several years ago, I visited the Amazonian rainforest with some friends. We flew there in a tiny little plane that landed in what I could barely call a field. When we got out, we hiked for an hour, canoed for another 45 minutes and then finally met an indigenous tribe that consisted of just 7 families.

This tribe was so remote that we needed two translators to even try to communicate. Deep in the jungle, there was no electricity or plumbing or stores. It was a new experience for all of us – because we were this tribe’s very first Western contact, too. I spent just 3 days with this tribe. But during that time I learned an immense amount about myself, the environment and other individuals.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to travel.

So many fear stepping into the unknown. But the unknown is where the learning is. After all, if you’re learning something that you already know, than you’re not really learning.

That’s why your ability to be comfortable with being uncomfortable will likely drive more of your success than many other things. If you want to create new results, you must do and think new things. All of your passion and growth will happen in the areas where it’s different.

But it’s also crucial to be able to step in and engage with the unknown safely – which is why I recommend traveling.

As a travel agency owner once told me, traveling is the ultimate learning experience. It’s really hard for somebody to be prejudiced if they travel. By experiencing different environments and cultures, you start to see how different things are – but you also start seeing how similar things are.

At a base level, we all have the same values like safety, relationships and honesty. When you’re living with foreign people, you start to make the unknown the known. And when you know something, you don’t fear it.

As my friend Quincy Jones likes to say, “You have to go to know.”

Kwik Learners embrace the unknown because that’s where they’ll learn the most and connect most with their passion – so start today! Can’t book a vacation to an exotic locale? Try a new cuisine, see a foreign film or just do something you’ve never done before. After all, you can’t learn anything if you never try anything new.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

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