Aug 08

Traveling is Struggling

by in Gilgit-Baltistan, Tips

rakaposhi danial Traveling is Struggling

A trekker crossing a small stream of glacier water at Tagafari, Rakaposhi Base Camp, Gligit-Baltistan - Pakistan

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Finding excuses for not doing work is the most easiest job ever. Why do we always think that not doing work, staying stagnant and finding excuses will lead us to something achievable?

People around me always ask to take them along if i am traveling anywhere. They would never have their own initiatives. And when i ask them to go, I’m bombarded with countless excuses. I’ve work at home. I can’t go that far. Do we get internet connection while we are traveling?. My Family won’t allow me. I cant sleep in low budget hotels. I’ve heard that area is not safe for travelers…arghhh and thousand more excuses, just excuses.

I strongly believe in Aristotle’s saying  “We are what we repeatedly do. excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”

So would you make an excuse again for not doing work, any work? travel? or would you take on the initiative and keep on doing it because that is how you’ll achieve excellence.You need to have this power of fearlessness, thirst to explore beyond measure. Not just in terms of traveling but for everything that seems hard.

I have just one question? If you won’t take a single step out, how would you reach your goal? People who are successful and have achieved something in their life keep on struggling till their life last. If you don’t struggle, you won’t survive in the battle with yourself.

So now you have only two options, either sit back home, turn on the AC, enjoy your favorite TV show along with your ordered pizza and keep dreaming. Or, you leave all that, pack you back, take a ticket of a place you’ve never been to or you always dream of going to, experience the odds that are going to happen to you while traveling, see the last beam of sun hitting the mountain top, experience twilight at the beach, take a bumpy road trip in the north, take some adventure, experience the worse. Simply Travel to Explore….

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11 Responses to “Traveling is Struggling”

  1. From Anas Ahmad:

    nice article

    Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 at 9:56 am #
    • From danialshah:

      @Anas: Thank you Anas :)

      Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 at 10:17 am #
  2. From Saghir A. Khatri:

    Salam danial bhai,
    was waiting for ur article.. :)
    and here i found it :p…

    good article though.

    Regards,
    Saghir A. Khatri

    Posted on 09. Aug, 2011 at 6:13 am #
  3. From Carol Jones:

    Well said, Danial! My I be inspired, and others also who perhaps just need encouragement to get conquer their fears.

    Posted on 10. Aug, 2011 at 10:57 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Carol: :) Hopefully, Inshallah :)

      Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 at 6:24 pm #
  4. From Jiya:

    Wow Danial !Your expression in writing is gaining weight day by day.This is so direct but with depth of thought :) I won’t say I’m amazed but I’m actually proud to see you develop like this.
    People are always defined by what they do and what they can do is unlimited which is totally lost by some of our kind.Hope they really look in the mirror the way they should and explore……one day! ;)
    I love the leap in the picture :D

    Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 at 5:31 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Jiya: ufff Jiya, itni tareefien ? :P i am honored. I guess you are an avid reader of my posts since i started to write, isnt it ? :)

      Posted on 28. Aug, 2011 at 6:48 am #
  5. From Jiya:

    How come I missed this question? ;) Ya I’ve been keeping an eye as I love traveling myself, no matter what’s at stake :P

    Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 at 11:38 am #
    • From danialshah:

      @Jiya: i know i know :P ;)

      Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 at 7:17 pm #
  6. From Ayesha Saddiqua:

    Every time i read u. I always used to feel like if i would be a Boy:-(

    Anyways keep up Good work, U R INDEED A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION 4 every one, who want good things to happen with their country.U have trodden a path and I am sure people r following u with much ease and courage.

    Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 at 6:36 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Ayesha: i am just trying my level best :) thanks a lot

      Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

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