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4 Reasons Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life for the Better

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Have you ever felt the need to do and experience something greater? Does the location you live in allow you to unleash your full potential? These are only a few of the questions someone could ask when trying to find new ways to further improve themselves. In some cases, success and happiness doesn’t only depend on our motivation levels, but also many external factors like location, societal changes and even new norms.

Relocating to a different country can prove to be a great precursor to happiness and success. We may do it because we want to check out a new way of living and culture. There are even cases where people are kind of compelled to move due to unforeseen financial strains. Regardless of the reasons, moving to a new country can deliver great benefits to your mental health and overall well-being.

Let’s see the 4 reasons why moving countries can help you grow and improve your life:

1. You will escape the current norm

If you feel that your life is too ordinary, moving to another country is the ideal way to change your routine and any mundane feelings you may have. Everyday activities like going grocery shopping or for a coffee will be a little more exciting since it will be a new challenge. You’ll get the chance to experience new sights and trends which will last for more than a usual two-week holiday.

2. You will learn a new language

Did you have trouble learning a new language when in school? Well, you will soon come to realize that interacting with a new culture on a daily basis will be an easier and more enjoyable way to learn. Learning a new language will not only become a great self-rewarding experience but also an excellent skill-set that will stick and can be used for a lifetime.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

3. You will see things from a new perspective

A stressful routine can negatively affect your mental health and output. If you feel stuck in life, moving to a new country will be an excellent way to get a fresh perspective on the things that really matter. You will soon realize that making new friends, learning more about a different culture and exploring a new part of the world will help you expand your mind more than material things ever could.

4. You will boost your confidence levels

To be honest, the process of moving to a different country is a diversity by itself. In other words, relocating will not only prove to be a daunting experience but also a great challenge for self development and growth. In turn, you will get the confidence boost you have been looking for.

New experiences and tasks will push you to learn how to manage everything once again and even learn a new way of tackling situations or issues. You will eventually reach a new level of self-reliance and assurance.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

Conclusion

Moving abroad will indeed prove to be both a challenge and a development opportunity. You will get the chance to know more about a new culture but also become happier and more fulfilled.

Before making the decision to move away from your current country though, make sure to consider the practical implications. You may need to save up to cover shipping costs as well as any new purchases you will be making once you arrive to the new place. In addition, you would also need to extensively research the country and area you would like to move to.

Find something appealing which can help you reach your goals towards success, a calm mind and happiness. Consider your options and decide whether you are ready for such a transformative experience because it doesn’t just happen, it needs planning and action. Become the master of your own life now.

Have you live abroad? If so, where? Let us know about your experiences!

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Marios Kokolakis is a health motivation blogger and Content Manager at Brain Sharp; a fitness and nutrition blog promoting organic brain health supplements for concentration and productivity. His goal is to share his passion for health and fitness through blogging, while motivating people to pursue their dreams by applying different healthy lifestyle tips.

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  1. Kayla Matthews

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I’m on vacation right now in Europe and honestly, I completely agree with all of these points. I feel much more engaged, confident and educated being abroad than I could have felt just being at home. If someone can’t live abroad (and I sure wish I did!), I highly suggest just visiting for a few days or weeks just to get a different perspective of the world and their way of life.

    Thanks for the great post! 🙂

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2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

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3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

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Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

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No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

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Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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