Nobody loves standing in long security lines, and I don’t know one person who is thrilled by the fact that most airline seats only recline about four inches, if you’re lucky.
But I do know people who love to travel, door to door — not just when they arrive at their resort. I know people who almost always have a great flight, no matter what. I’ve talked to people whose trips got rained out, or who missed connecting flights, or who got lost, or who even had passports stolen — and when I ask them how their trip was, they smile and say, “It was great!” and proceed to tell me the full exciting tale.
So what’s their secret? I’ll tell you: they’ve let go of the Perfectionist Mindset and adopted the Adventure Mindset. The difference between these two paradigms changes everything.
The Perfectionist sets unrealistically high expectations for themselves, others, and situations — and when things don’t go well, they often fall into self-blame or blaming others. The Adventurer makes a plan and is prepared, but is willing to roll with what comes along that might not fit with “The Plan.”
The Perfectionist often avoids risk and only goes with the obvious path in an attempt to avoid “failure.” The Adventurer is less concerned with control and more interested in creative approaches and critical thinking when it comes to problem solving.
The Perfectionist focuses on what isn’t working and is often impatient and critical. The Adventurer sees what’s going well and what there is to be grateful for and is quick to offer appreciation, flexibility, and help in tough situations.
As author and coach Naomi Teeter points out, the Adventurer knows how to ask “quality questions” when faced with a challenge, questions like:
If I’m honest with myself, I know that there are times I fall into the Perfectionist Mindset, in travel and in life. But I also know that at any moment, I can choose something different. I can always choose an attitude of adventure. And as a lifelong traveler, that has made all the difference.
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Entering a new chapter in your life with your partner is one of the most beautiful phases of a person’s life. It’s a celebration of you and your beloved along with friends and family. And what’s better than going away to a secluded destination to celebrate this holy matrimony? Luckily, India is home to some of the most beautiful locations you can tie the knot in. Right from expansive beaches and panoramic mountains to majestic palaces, brilliant forts and the most ridiculously extravagant wedding venues.
Here’s a list of fantastic wedding destinations in India that can make your special day nothing short of a magical experience:
Mumbai is a city of infinite possibilities and dreams. It is one of the well connected cities in the country with flights from almost every corner of the world. This makes it extremely convenient for your wedding guests to attend your wedding. And, the city has a cornucopia of wedding venues right from 5 star resorts and hotels to incredible private banquets and lawns that can host your celebrations. This city is a true melting pot of culture and traditions. It is a great location for your wedding as there are a number of pretty banquet halls in Mumbai, as well as, offbeat places nestled in the outskirts.
With its ancient palaces, gorgeous forts and incredible mansions, Jaipur might be an ideal option to host the most regal wedding celebrations at the numerous resorts, and the sprawling lawns in these properties. The couple is bound to feel like royalty, to get married at spectacular venues that double up as picture-perfect backdrops. Adding to the splendour of the ceremonies would be the local mehendi artists, folklore specialists, pagdi walas and more. Jaipur is easily accessible via air, rail or road.
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Kerala has towns and cities that are nestled in a quaint and picturesque setting that is beyond perfect for the celebration of your union. Whether you decide to get married along the beaches of Kovalam or the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey, you’ll find endless options for resorts and banquet halls that are sure to mesmerize your wedding guests. We recommend you to indulge in Kerala’s rich culture by serving tantalising South Indian fare on banana leaves or get the party going on a traditional houseboat.
When you dream of getting married whilst the ocean wets your feet, Goa inevitably comes to your mind. Goa has something for everybody. Right from a pristine coastline, awe-inspiring sunsets, modern resorts, historical churches and lush forests that can serve as locations for your pre-wedding shoot. Your guests can also revel in Goa’s party frenzy by enjoying the haldi and Mehendi festivities by a swanky pool, or a night of endless cocktails on the beach.
Rishikesh is one of the most holy cities in the country. Isn’t it fitting to begin your marital journey here? It would be gratifying to take your pheras along the river Ganges underneath the starry sky. The soothing sound of the river flowing paired with the chants of mantras and the ominous sounds of bells will quench the spiritual thirst. There are many wedding venues aplenty in Rishikesh for you to choose from.
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