8 Limiting Beliefs That Stop You From Seeing the World

As we grow older, it's easy to lose the carefree attitude of our youth as that niggling voice in the back of our minds gets louder. The one that tells us to play it safe, reminds us of our responsibilities, and makes us a slave to routine and familiarity. But once a year, as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, we're reminded that time is limited, and the year ahead remains unwritten. What will you make of it?

If you've been dreaming of seeing the world but have been held back by that negative voice that tells you it's a bad idea, it's time to book a flight. Here, we've pinpointed eight arguments against taking a much-deserved vacation—and explained why they shouldn't stand in your way. Pack your bags—2017 is going to be full of adventure.


Update: This story was originally published on September 20, 2015, and has been updated by Sophie Miura.