The muscle memory and Travelling
Just a thought.
How can we expect ourselves to be creative and successful when we see same faces and confine ourselves within same walls everyday ? Eyes, after all, are receptive muscles. And what I know from the concept of muscle memory is that brain tends to produce similar responses when given repetitive stimuli. Shouldn't our eyes deserve some treat ? Shouldn't we take our eyes to new places, to meet new people, to see mountains, beaches, etc ?
For eg. Take steve jobs. His will for creating the best product and business, was strong but I think he also understood the need to travel. To see new perspectives, see things from different angles and to unlock some unexplored areas of the brain (maybe, who knows).
Our old indian people usually say this proverb very often, 'behas mat karo, humne duniya dekhi hai' which loosely translates to 'Don't argue with us, we have seen the world'. Well the proverb has certainly lost its essence but I think you can guess the motivation behind it's origin.
Travelling helps in opening ourselves to new perspectives and getting over petty affairs back home. If not all that, it certainly helps in making us believe that world doesn't end at our doorstep. There is lot to see and explore.
To make it easier for you, I’ll say straight away. You’ll never feel like it. You’ll never ‘feel’ like going on a holiday. You’ll never feel the need to travel. You ‘need’ to do it. Get out of your comfort zone and go out. Meet people. Specially those who don’t speak your language. You’ll see how interesting things can get. ;)
I liked this quote from the movie "The secret life of walter mitty" :
"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life."