TPM 033 : Traveling the World and Becoming Who We Need to Be with Colin Wright
Your favorite food in the world may be Moroccan food, but if you never try it then you would never know. – Colin Wright
Somewhat random quote to open the episode today!
This week we get to hear from author, speaker, entrepreneur Colin Wright. Since 2009, he’s spent the majority of his time traveling to a new location every four months or so, with the locations being voted on by his readers. In this episode with regard to the comfort-zone, he says that the “Pursuit of comfort vital to them being fulfilled and happy – not everyone needs to be uncomfortable to live meaningfully.” That being said, he also mentions for many of us a certain amount of discomfort is needed to provide the friction required to move forward. The idea of pursuing comfort to feeling fulfilled isn’t one I’d considered before, but it was refreshing to take that idea on and really consider it. I love Colin’s content if for no other purpose than this- I often provokes a perspective counter to my own. This is vital to understanding others, and to building a powerful mindset.
I definitely agree that there isn’t any sort of…universal rule that you have to do ‘X’ number of uncomfortable things in order to be happy and fulfilled – each person has their own path and their own priorities. It is worthwhile though, to seek to find out what which would make us to feel fulfilled, and to pursue that. Whether that is something that makes you more or less comfortable in the interim then, is less important than the pursuit.
He also introduces the idea that the most love that you can show yourself is to continue to grow, and that to be static or stubbornly unchanging isn’t really loving yourself as much as lacking capability of seeing what you may be capable of.In this episode we go over a lot of things.
At the time that this is going live he is at the tail-end of his stay in Wichita, and the latest book he mentions is called “Come Back Frayed”, which is a collection of experiences about his travels through the Philippines. Since then he’s released a new book called Becoming Who We Need to Be, if you follow Colin’s content you will most likely enjoy this book as well, I’ve picked it up and gone through a bit of it and it is indeed quite thought provoking.
If you enjoy the content in the episode, be sure to check out Colin’s content linked below. He has written approximately 36 books to date, both in the fiction and non-fiction space. I’ve read several of his books so far, and recommend them to anyone interested in this sort of content!
The one takeaway I’d mention for this episode is to keep an open mind. Be open to learning more about both yourself, and the world around you!
p.s. Unfortunately I could not find a dancing cowboy Bollywood Colin video to share with you all [sad face]
Colin’s TEDx Talks: