Push yourself, occasionally.
Go someplace you didn’t think you could handle.
I had been living in Peru for months before I attempted the four day hike on the Inca Trail culminating in a view of Machu Picchu at the Sun Gate. At times, walking for three hours up knee-high stone slab stairs, at 14,000 feet with 20 pounds on my back. Even triathlon competitors were short of breath.
The Inca Trail will change you.
Go someplace hard. Not Paris. But, yes, go to Paris, also.
Go someplace that stretches your preconceived notions of how people live around the world.
Ride motorcycles across Cuba like Che. Witness thousands of bats swarm from towering limestone cliffs in Viñales, silhouetted against the sinking blood-orange sun, speeding past sprawling tobacco fields whose dry, crisp leaves rustle as you pass.
There is more to life than BMWs and Ligne Roset couches.
Spend your money, (and more importantly your time), on a profound experience -- not a trip. Three weeks. Two months. A year!
Something that will change you. Something that will make you better.
Something that will make you kinder.
We need more of that.