Before my first trip, I spent a substantial amount of time pondering how to overcome lack of money and fear of what would happen and all kind of questions starting with 'what if...?'
So here is my easy 2-steps methodology of overcoming with all the fears and variety questions that I got acquainted with before my first trip to South India.
* Course One - Stop thinking too much
Often you might have heard of how courageous is the person who traveled without calculating consequences and pros and cons and what if's of traveling?
Just remember one thing that I was not courageous to make my first move out of cozy-comfortable-surrounding, it was just that I didn't thought for the very long time and that move made my travel possible!
We keep thinking particularly on how to make our travel 'the best', we tend to find more negatives than the positives in it, to rectify those situations or at least get prepared about one but those negatives make us scared of the fact of going to nothingness.
Think about your life, and how many times you did not opt for something exciting because you were afraid, because you did not know what will the result of your move be? How many times have you regretted the fact that you did not just try?
This very thought of not thinking on what could happen and how to be prepared for certain situations made me start traveling because you can not think of every probable situations and they are endless which will eventually make you keep thinking of the problems which will keep delaying your plans of traveling. These are the situations where fear gets in to play its role which is completely unnecessary and harmful.
Although fear can be useful when it comes to the survival instinct, when having learned from experience, it can alert you to upcoming situations that would be desirable to avoid. No one denies that.
It's simple logic -
Not thinking too much will keep you ahead of many negatives which works subconsciously in nagging and delaying.
Even let's say you are not still convinced with fact of preparing well with as much as situations, you never know what life has to serve you? Do you? You don't. What will you do when you find something out of the box? And believe me most of the time you get one like that. You have to think, gather your experience in, try hit and trials, etc.
When ultimately you have to be on the road with such position then why wasting your both time and energy in delaying the most beautiful experience of your life?
Either way, it was not feasible and justified fearing.
So I stopped thinking about the negative aspects of travel, and just started traveling.
* Course Two - Gather Experience