Consistency is boring.

Consistency is boring.

In my 20’s, I did not live in one place more than 1 year. I lived on couches for a year and did not rent my first apartment until I was 30.

Yes, I did live in my Aunt’s basement for a year and my Mom’s house for a year post-college. Thanks Mom and Rhonda!

You could say I liked changing things up and experiencing new things all the time.

As I recently turned 34 (that’s ancient in internet age), it dawned on me that I’ve lived in the same place for the past 5 years.

Heck, I’m writing this from the same table.

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Novelty sparks some magical thing in our brain but it eventually fades. We go back to our baseline. They even have a term for it called the hedonistic treadmill!

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One night I looked at all the Fortune 500 companies and it really dawned on me that NO major creation happens in a short period of time. To truly accomplish major things, it takes a long time and consistency is the answer to make that a reality.

“Consistency…Don’t get bored with it.” [click to tweet]

Russell Wilson on Twitter

Book:

Mike Tyson - Undisputed Truth - We’ve all watched a vid or read a bit about Mike Tyson but hearing the behind the scenes was insane. What does it take to be the best in the world and what happens when you get there? That’s his story.

Movies:

Meru - Cool documentary about climbers tackling a mountain that’s never been done before.

Bad ass clothing:

I wear Myles Apparel shorts almost every single day. The guys over there hooked us up with some free shorts. Leave a comment with where you want to go in the world and we’ll pick a few people to get some amazing shorts!

xo
Noah “tacos” Kagan

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207 responses to “Consistency is boring.”

Marco
December 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I would love to go back to Europe!

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Judith Duval
December 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Patagonia! 🙂

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Dejan
December 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Iceland sounds good

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James
December 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

Cambodia for mission work with Caring for Cambodia (Austin Based). I'd take my kids to offer them some perspective.

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Chris H
December 24, 2016 at 10:19 am

Great article.......again! I'm in for the long game.
Place I want to go: Japan ??

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Adrian salamunovic
December 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

Thailand needs to be next. Let's go together. ?

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Ashish
September 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

I wish I had some consistency in my life.

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Laura
July 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

Isn't Mike Tyson a convicted rapist? Not sure I'd recommend him as a role model!

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royal
July 27, 2016 at 5:07 am

Antartica, strangely is calling me. I think it’s because so few have traveled there and the peace and quiet would be on a whole new level.

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Kamran
June 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

Somewhere close to nature and out of city life. Like may be mauritius or maldives.

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Harshit Sharma
June 9, 2016 at 3:09 am

Never sticked with consistency yet. Now, also no need to.

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Devan Nielsen
June 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

I want someone else to buy me a plant ticket to their favorite spot.

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Margie Jepson
June 2, 2016 at 11:06 am

I heard you on the Tony Robins podcast and now I have "found" you. I am working in a 10-year old tech start up as their first marketing person. Wow. Love me some marketing. You are interesting and I am reading you.

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Nathan
May 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm

My wife and I would like to take our little one to Iceland and Japan.

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Kenneth Ashe
May 29, 2016 at 6:19 am

Australia mate. I've never been there, and it sounds awesome.

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Leonardo LaVito @ LargerList.com
May 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Being consistently inconsistent can get boring as well too. 🙂

So let's switch it up!

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Jay
May 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Anywhere in wine country, Argentina!

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Jeanne San Pascual
May 26, 2016 at 8:52 am

Manila! Has anyone received free shorts yet? Haha.

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Darrell
May 4, 2016 at 1:36 am

My son got some Balcones from a friend. I got to try it and that shit is goooood! I could consistently drink the stuff. Good thing for my liver I don't live anywhere near Texas. Life is change which makes consistence unnatural, adaptation and the ability to adapt is survival and spice. "Improvise, adapt, overcome." - Marine Corp slogan

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Angelina Grey
May 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

I want to go to Auckland..!!!! I have heard that it is heaven on earth...!! God knows which heaven we would be going into post death... haha...

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nichole
April 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Cycling the Black Forest in Germany...soon, this May/June. : ) I move often too because I am curious like you.

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Greg
April 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

I'd like to visit my sister in Australia.. all the way from Toronto, Canada. She has a first baby due in 2 weeks.

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Dan
April 29, 2016 at 6:21 am

I have got your same problem Noah, let's build a Fortune 500 company together so ! (Tried to not long time ago)

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Eric Rosenberg
April 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I'm headed to London and Paris next week! Next up high on my list are Thailand, India, Italy, and Greece.

I just moved from rainy Portland to the sunny beach in California, and some fresh shorts would do my wardrobe some good!

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Darrell Harada
April 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

Oops misunderstood the question. Place not goal. Sorry. Niigata, Japan, my friends winery in Spain, and Dharmsala India

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Darrell Harada
April 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

I definitely want to leave, if not the world, a good number of lives, better through my work of balancing the spiritual and the secular in a useful and practical way. Those born Jewish are blessed if their lives were influenced by men like the ones portrayed in the books My Grandfathers Blessings by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen and Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. The loving and yet practical consistency of such men grew their wisdom and ability to share it. For a lot of us without such a strong tradition I hope to take the woo woo out of the wonder to enrich their life experience.

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Doug Murray
April 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Thanks, Noah! And thanks, Myles Apparel! I look forward to the showing off my new shorts!

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Michael
April 25, 2016 at 2:57 am

My next big destination is Tokyo, so much looking forward to it!

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Stefano
April 24, 2016 at 3:39 am

Tbilisi - Georgia!

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Dru
April 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Rio in Brazil!

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Nicolas
April 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Hey Noah! thanks for the extra dose of motivation, you don't know how much i've needed it this week (i've even opened a thread about motivation hacks on lean-startup fb group). Having an stable HQ for a longer (than usual) time period it can be very convenient for long term goals, but the spirit has to be open for quick getaways and not-too-much planned adventures... at least that's what i've learned..
For my next quick-crazy adventure, i would visit THE DRIEST DESERT ON EARTH (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)... so i would love to have the chance to try out these shorts! (of course, will sent the photos!)

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Marsh
April 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

I am planning to go to Barcelona, Spain with my parents and sister. We will be going on many adventures!! What would be the best pair of shorts to get when going on excursions?!

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Ryan McKenzie
April 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

i want to go to Normandy Beach and follow the path that the 101st Airborne took a la "Band of Brothers"......

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David Burch
April 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Hoi!
To the Titan of Tacos:
Loving life well takes time; and after flying through my bachelors in a brief 14 years its off to Dominica for med school 🙂
Let me know if i'll have some shorts to wear in my carribean clinic!

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Matt
April 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

I'd like to visit and take a picture at sunrise and sunset in each and every one of our glorious 50 states.

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Roman Rosario
April 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

I want to simply be inspired, then be able to act on it. That's all I want in my life! I was most recently inspired to go to Lugano, Switzerland.

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Tino
April 21, 2016 at 6:08 am

So so many places, but if I had to pick the next one, probably China to experience the culture and Silicon Valley to see what it's like

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Joel Wolfgang
April 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

I really want to visit South Africa.

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Gustav Stromfelt
April 21, 2016 at 3:42 am

I want to go to places that help people realise that there is more to the world than the confines of the reality in which they live.

So:
Patagonia
The Antarctic
Greenland
Alaska
The Rockies
Atacama Desert
Sao Salvador
Ecuador
Belize
Solomon Islands
Easter Islands
Galapagos Islands
...

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Johnny Chen
April 21, 2016 at 1:39 am

Great to connect again Noah! Definitely Sweden for me.

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Dev Patel
April 21, 2016 at 1:25 am

Consistency is boring and monotonous. I am planning to visit some cool place and eastern Europe this year.

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Roy Williams
April 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I want to travel the ENTIRE world and live out of a backpack. Experience new things and meet great people. I want to become self made and leave a legacy for me, my family and future family. I'd rather DIE than settle for anything less.

Thanks Noah

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Wang Yip
April 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Would love to go to Japan - the whole culture and food intrigues me

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Adam Cohen
April 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Was JUST talking about these shorts to a friend today; very random.

Im currently vagabonding in New Zealand for 4 weeks (would love them now!) and would use them for my trip to Israel!

Cheers!

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Candy
April 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

I want to visit the Grand Canyon someday.

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Curt Moe
April 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

Cuba or North Korea for the thrill and the story

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Adam
April 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

Bali!

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Jeff
April 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

I want to own a successful business that will give flexibility to my schedule.

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Greg
April 20, 2016 at 7:41 am

I've always wanted to go on RV'ing, camping, and surfing trip in Baja.

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Harsheek
April 20, 2016 at 5:51 am

I want to go to Southern California explore the coast and walk around a bunch

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Chuck
April 20, 2016 at 2:03 am

I would love to explore Greece! But after watching Meru, I'd also like to tackle the Fitz Traverse!

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Carl
April 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Its not so much that I want to go somewhere in particular its that I want to live and work in a foreign country for a period of time... I had the chance to intern in London as a student and found the experience to be profound. Working in a foreign country teaches you soooo much about that place, the culture, history, norms, etc... So for me, a life goal is to work in a foreign country for some period of time, preferably before the whole family thing happens.

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Nick
April 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Great read as always. I'd love to go to Japan. I'll probably go next year or something (cause screw waiting around) but that's something that's on my list that isn't booked yet.

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RJ Sumo
April 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

My oldest daughter was born Beihai China, in Guangxi prefecture. She's almost 12 and I'm trying to put together a trip for next summer. It's brutal weather, it averages about 2 feet of rain a month and between 95-100F in temp. But it's something I want her to experience before full teen-attitude mode kicks in 🙂

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kelly
April 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Fuckin' 82! wuz a good year. Since these shorts seem to be for dudes and would look ridiculous on me, a little old lady, I'm gonna go with Finland as my destination so that my boyfriend could wear the shorts while rockin' out at all the metal shows. Could you get beat up at a metal show for wearing a custom drawstring? Ok well maybe he could just wear them for all the exploring we would do.

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Jeff
April 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Liverpool, UK...probably the best food and people in the world!

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Will Howard
April 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

Australia

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Bill Griffin
April 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

I would like to go pretty much everywhere in the world that is not currently in a war zone! With sons number 2 and 3 (twins) about to go off to college, it is getting close to where I may just be able to do it!

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Josh Moody
April 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm

I want to go to Hawaii or an island! I'm graduating college in less than a year!

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Chung Chin
April 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Machu Picchu!

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Adi
April 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Mount Aconcagua, Argentina. The highest point in the Americas, and hopefully the 2nd of 7 summits for me.

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Jessie
April 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm

A really peaceful moment for me was when I let go of "when this happens I'll be happy." I thought, what if I never make more money than I do now? What if nothing changes? Can I continue living this way? And I thought....yeah. I can keep spending time with friends, roaming in the forest, or spending $5 to go salsa dancing.

If you're in it for the long haul, why not make the haul something you like?

Also, I know exactly where I want to go... Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany! So darn cool. They have a full replica of one of their airports... It's my dream destination. 🙂

Please geek out over it here: http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

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Ian Chandler
April 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

I constantly aim to defeat the hedonistic treadmill––we're more blessed than we may think.

As for where I'd love to travel, the East Coast would be wonderful!

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Alex Mullan
April 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm

I've been dying to spend a month alone in Costa Rica – Pura Vida, Baby.

My plan to get there is coming along quite nicely and it's looking like I'll be spending October splashing in the waves.

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Nik Macmillan
April 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Hey Noah,

I've got two for you!

Trip 1. Start in Zambia to swim above Victoria Falls and kayak an unreal section of whitewater on the Zambezi River, then head to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Trip 2. Tokyo 2020 to check out the Olympics Games before spending a month getting lost in Japan

Cheers!

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Marlee Peters
April 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm

My girlfriends and I were talking about this today, so it's interesting that you sent this email... I think the way to get off the hedonic treadmill is to adjust who you are internally. The way to mastery is to find the minute difference in the 1000th repetition of something, and to love it for its potential. I have no interest in your shorts 🙂 but I'd like to go to my teacher's aya center in Peru.

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Kyle
April 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Kenya would be a killer place to be exposed to some culture. Always wanted to see the great city of Rome as well

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Mario
April 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Austin,Tx
and Siena, Italy

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Brendan
April 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

I want to be the John McPhee of Hawai'i and when I move there with my lovely wife and two wonderful dogs in the next year, I will be. Naturally, the shorts could come in handy. Keep thriving, NK.

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Sarah Miller
April 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

To the top!

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Jiri
April 19, 2016 at 3:35 pm

HOUSTON, Texas

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Josh
April 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Pretty much dying to go to Machu Picchu before they close it!

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Stefan
April 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The beach, doesn't matter where as long as I'm playing with my kids and splashing in the water, building sand castles and eating ice cream

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Chase Stevens
April 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Got me thinking! Want to go to Costa Rica with the wife!

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Cesar
April 19, 2016 at 3:17 pm

I have always wanted to go to Asia and I am going this December. I would like to go to Machu Picchu in Peru.

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Tyler
April 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm

The hedonic treadmill is something I need to be reminded of each day - being grateful with the basic essentials is one of the keys to staying content.

I'll be traveling Europe for this first time in May - I practice parkour, and I'm stoked to see some of the famous parkour practice spots that I see in the videos of great traceurs.

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Myles Apparel
April 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Hi Tyler! We've got a pair of shorts that are perfect for parkour–we'd love to send you a pair! Send us an email to contact@mylesapparel.com and let us know what size/color you like and where to send them. You can check them out here: http://www.mylesapparel.com. Thanks!

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Zee Ali
April 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

China and Thailand this year for sure!

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Joel
April 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Iceland / Cuba

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Ed Meek
April 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Uggh... One place? Ireland to play some of the famous golf courses and then hang out at the local pubs the rest of the time 🙂

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Jaquelyn Burton
April 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm

I want to go to Antartica

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Paul
April 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Costa Rica!

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Ambrose WB
April 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Yo Noah, hook up a pair of them shorts mane. I got little arms, but big thighs. I need to work with what I got and look good showing out.

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Ari
April 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Cuba! Such an incredible time in history to visit. The doors are cracked open, now it's time to step through. (Also the ultimate growth channel.) Also, I hear you can get killer pedicures there 😉

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Varanun
April 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm

I'm glad to hear that someone want to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand. 🙂
I want to go Nepal.

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Matt LaPrairie
April 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm

I want to go to space, but I'll settle for a zero gravity flight for now. Looks like fun

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Dan
April 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

INDIA! I've never been and have always wanted to go.

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Kaytlin
April 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

Palau. Because I don't know how to dive and you can't go to Palau without learning. (yes, I can rock men's shorts)

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James
April 19, 2016 at 11:47 am

to the beach. any beach

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Mike Duquet
April 19, 2016 at 11:37 am

My favorite trips always involve a major culture shock. It lets you get to know a culture and find out how resourceful you are. Next, I want to go to Japan and drop myself smack dab in the middle of Tokyo with only $10 in my pocket and my passport.

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PJC
April 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

New Zealand. South Island. Fox Glacier. Helicopter to summit. Step out onto the ice mountain. Air up there is no colder than an open refrigerator. Cue the Myles Apparel shorts.

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Blake S
April 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

Wartburg, Tennessee to help (or run lol) the Barklay Marathons. Most difficult ultramarathon in the world.

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Tom Cotter
April 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

Hi Noah! I'd like to go visit the "Iceman" Wim Hof. I'd wear a pair of Myles shorts when we climb a mountain in sub-freezing temperatures. This guy first got famous when he climbed Mount Everest to 22,000 feet in just shorts and shoes. You can check his story out at wimhofmethod (dot) com if you haven't already seen it.
Cool partnership idea for Myles? Me thinks so.
Iceman + Myles + Mountain = Winner Winner Taco Dinner

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Mark Meleka
April 19, 2016 at 10:50 am

Greetings from Madagascar!

I want to visit Patagonia, South America. Hopefully visiting with some cool new shorts 😉

Thanks Tacos

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Mike
April 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

Thanks Noah for giving away some nice looking swag! Their site looks great => simple, clean, and good looking shorts. Oh, and Meru was definitely awesome! I'd look some of those shorts for my trip to India and perhaps even around Asia for a few months or longer, a reward for hopefully leaving my job in June or July and do the solopreneur thing full time!! Thanks Noah 🙂

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Tony
April 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

I want to do these red bull air races. Currently working on a private pilot cert, and the aerobatics gets expensive. Need a lateral approach to get to those air races, and some side hustle to finance all this.

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Shawn
April 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

Where do I really want to go...
I just want to go to the top!
The top of my tomorrow.
The top of my love life.
The top of my relationships.
The top of my health.

This place does exist, I'm just sure of it. And, as the hedonistic treadmill theory goes, it's a constant strive resulting in a constant gain, just not permanent. That's proof that there is a "top" to go to. That's where I'd like to go.

Who's coming with me to their top?

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Sheev
April 19, 2016 at 10:34 am

South America. Che Guevara style. Take a motorcycle and tour around the whole continent.

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Nate
April 19, 2016 at 10:33 am

Noah. You're the man and I have found your insights to be simple and profound.

I have been putting consistent, focused energy each early morning to build an online business that can be run from anywhere so that when I move overseas at the end of the year to marry my Latina lover (yes, I am serious) I won't be screwed looking for a job in a country that pays solo un poco de pesos.

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Kristen Noelle
April 19, 2016 at 10:31 am

I'm leaving Chiang Mai Thailand in only two days and I want to head to Europe later this fall. Amalfi Coast, here I come!

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David Burdick
April 19, 2016 at 10:29 am

I want to to to fat camp since my current shorts don't fit 🙂

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Matt
April 19, 2016 at 10:29 am

Well, an obvious place to me to wear shorts would be on a Hawaiian island...

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Adam Newman
April 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

I want to journey the glaciers and forests of Patagonia. Grab a backpack, some awesome lightweight clothing the right tools and skills to hunt for my own food and trekk across Patagonia for a month... just me and the wilderness hand in hand!!!

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Jonathan
April 19, 2016 at 10:24 am

For me it has to be Cape Town. I'm South African and live about 6-700 miles away from CT, or as we locally call it : the Mother City. A great yearly visit as a child, before my grandmother packed up permanently for the UK. It's definitely my pick for a top worldwide destination.

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Haris
April 19, 2016 at 10:03 am

I would love to visit all the places I have not been before.... And then I would like to go back again but after I visit first all the new places.... As Baudelaire said
"But the true voyagers are only those who leave
Just to be leaving; hearts light, like balloons,
They never turn aside from their fatality
And without knowing why they always say: "Let's go!" "

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Sean Kimbrough
April 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

Consistancy:"if it ain't broke, don't fix it - just keep gettin' the job done" Where I want to go in the world...own a successful GPS business working with organizations achieve greater work efficiency and productivity, looking for ways to improve on the improved. The rest will come...BTW, you know your "tacos" are getting out there when I see your posts reTweeted from random ppl I thought would never be reading your "stuffed tacos"

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Michelle Marcus
April 19, 2016 at 9:51 am

I want to go to France and Italy and tour wineries there...where my favorite wines come from. Such history! And I never get tired of wineries in Cali. It's so beautiful out there.

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Ryan
April 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

Great post, Noah. My girlfriend and I have lived in San Diego for almost 6 years now, which is the longest I've ever lived in one area (although we'll have lived in this home for only 18 months). After reading Essentialism and The Life?Changing Magic of Tidying Up, we've started selling all our possessions. When our lease is up this summer, we'd like to bounce around Europe for as long as we can get visas. If Myles shorts are good enough to own as your only pair of shorts, then I'd LOVE some. I love my new minimalist approach. Thanks so much!

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Jay Hiller
April 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

Hello All,
The place I want to go is to reach the goal of my mission and that will allow me to travel to many other destinations. I combine personal development (transformation) with entrepreneurial success to reach new levels of achievement.

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Bryce Kaiser
April 19, 2016 at 9:44 am

I read the prompt differently... I read it as "what do you want to become in this world" since the majority of the post was about consistent effort producing results in your long term goals. So, my answer is this: I want to create something that lasts decades/centuries after I'm gone. I do my best to align my daily actions with those goals. Professionally, personally, with family, with friends... all actions are towards building/creating something of quality that will endure.

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Brian Swanick
April 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

Lately I've been thinking about the Croatian coast and Dubrovnik, that'd be a blast.

Meru was fantastic, will rewatch again.

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Jennifer
April 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

I'd like to go scuba diving in Antarctica. I'm sure shorts would feel warm after that!

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Sarb
April 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

I'd like to go back to South Africa and do the Big Five Marathon 🙂

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Phi
April 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

I want to go the favelas of Rio De Janeiro

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Matt Seng
April 19, 2016 at 9:36 am

To the beach without traffic. The dogs and I love the beach but hate the LA traffic to get there from Altadena.

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Neil
April 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

Great insight about consistency, Noah! I'm getting married in Miami in November, and my fiancee & I are still planning our honeymoon so we have some great options on the table: Costa Rica, Key West, and Ecuador are our top destinations at the moment.

(A little more immediate than that would be running along the river here in Austin in the summer. 🙂

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Brian
April 19, 2016 at 9:30 am

I want to go to New Zealand and climb the trail to Mt. Doom. With Dwight Schrute.

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Daniel
April 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

I would love to spend summer trekking through the mountains of Tibet, going off the tourist trail and visiting local villages and getting to know the local culture!

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Jay
April 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

hey noah! looking to get out of the NYC streets this summer and hit yellowstone and glacier national parks - ending the trip at Banff in Canada.

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Allen Chang
April 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

For the past 6 months or so, I've been making plans to actually do something about my restlessness. I plan to quit my job next year and go to a place I've neglected for far too long - my birthplace of Taiwan. I am particularly excited about going to Taroko National Park in Hualien. You should check it out sometime yourself Noah, it'll be worth it I promise!

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Jeremy
April 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

Continuing my belief that travel is one of the most important things I can give my children (2 and 8)...We're headed to Mallorca and Barcelona in July. The Myles shorts will help me fit in with the locals and not standout as an "American Tourist".

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Daniel Guthorn
April 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

Motorcycle from Guadalajara to Oaxaca eating the best food in the world and drinking mezcal and tequila (not while motorcycling). If things are going well I may just head straight down to Rio to root on the US Olympians.

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Stewart dunlop
April 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

Noah, I am immigrating to oz from London and on the way I shall be completing a tour of south east Asia. Those shorts shall rock in Vietnam!!

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Jarred De Salvo
April 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

Great thoughts Noah! Consistency is very important, but it doesn't mean remaining in the same place or doing the same thing. Consistently changing things up can be a good thing to depending upon the subject matter.

We shook our lives up 2.5 years ago and moved to Costa Rica to work for a ministry. Life is good, we're happy, don't make a lot of money, but our quality of life is insanely high and we live on less but have more!

That being said, there are still places I'd like to go and things to do if I can get my wife to agree! ha ha...she's not too keen on flying long distances (health issues), but we'd love a trip to take a trip to Israel and Tuscany....but our first priority is getting a better vehicle! She's so practical she would rather I save up $10k to buy a vehicle than spend it on a 10th anniversary trip to Tuscany!

Maybe some day though...keep to the grind!

Thanks for your content and your work at AppSumo!

Jarred

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Kevin Sanchez
April 19, 2016 at 9:17 am

I just want to take a world tour. Food tour.

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Teague Loughman
April 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

?? you, Noah -- your advice has totally helped me with my startup and job hunt as an 18 year old! I'd love to go to Bora Bora or back to the Greek Islands -- these shorts definitely look like they'll keep up with my always-on lifestyle!

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Teague Loughman
April 19, 2016 at 9:17 am

(looks like your site doesn't support emojis, but fyi that was a big red heart!) 🙂

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Greg Schnieder
April 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

take my little girl to Disneyworld!

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Marcus
April 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

I want to do more domestic travel. Nashville, Austin and Glacier National Park are all on the list.

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Rob
April 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

I want to see Machu Picchu, and I could use some kick ass shorts for the trip 🙂

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Rob
April 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

🙂

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Andy
April 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

34 huh! I'm 37 - call me Gramps! I'd like to visit Easter Island. I just read an article that those giant heads actually have bodies underground. I'd love to help excavate one of those heads if it would lead us to learn more about the island inhabitants.

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Omar Hijaz
April 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

Great read! What I'm struggling with now in my product is that I have a few really cool ideas I want to implement for my productivity app... But I'm wondering if I should first get a good fan base going with the mvp that I have now, before getting all the cool features out there.

The thing is I know they're good features because they are things that I would love to have. However, I feel like I should take my time, follow a roadmap, and slowly release the goods, in order to develop a sort of "history" or following. This would be more consistent with being "consistent". Or am I missing out because people want the features now and will settle for an alternate app that has the features, but that are just mediocre. I'm kinda torn.

About the shorts, I'd like to go to Hawaii!

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Scott Ruprecht
April 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

I go to Panama next month. I own a fly fishing travel company and run a resort in Central America. Would be interested in trying these out. They look better then most of the other shorts I use on the flats and in the bluewater.

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Arnaud
April 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

I'd love to check out the Inca trail in Peru! Those shorts would come in useful.

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Rob
April 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

Great minds 🙂

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Malte Wagenbach
April 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

Japan or sweden again =)

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David Nurieli
April 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

Myles Apparel got me through my honeymoon trekking through Thailand. Needless to say, I roughed them up quite a bit. Would love to keep the tradition alive in the Negev in Israel!

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Jim
April 19, 2016 at 9:07 am

Hawaii. Went once, and need to go back so bad. Paradise on earth.

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Jose Castro-Frenzel
April 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

Nice Post! Mike Tyson was definitely a badass! I appreciate you sharing your insights, started following you since you did your talk at the Less than Conf.. in Atalanta 🙂 Keep it up bro! 3308 Preston Rd Ste 350-263 Plano, Tx 75093

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Rai
April 19, 2016 at 9:01 am

To China with my 7 year son to the martial arts academy for a month!. Awesome, right?.

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Chris
April 19, 2016 at 9:01 am

This is an amazeballs post and ties into something I think a lot of people know in their gut. Why do you think so many corporate workers "hate" their job? It's because of the routine they don't know how to break out of. There is something so sad about working 50 weeks a year just to live for 2. I should know I was trapped on that corporate treadmill since 2001, working my way up to a Director level. I traded freedom and adventure for a consistent six figure paycheck. But I hated work. When I was laid off last May, I decided it was time to chase some adventure and work on building my own business. I kayaked the upper Mississippi River for two months last summer, ran 3 ultramarathons including two 100 mile races, and started my dream career as an authorpreneur. I wear shorts almost every day, and these Myles Apparel shorts look really awesome. I'm training to run across the United States sometime in 2017, and would these be great for a grand adventure like that? They look the mullet of shorts, party on the leg, business in the trunk. Top them with an oxford broadcloth for a webinar, strip down to the torso for a shirts/skins pick up game.
I like how you advise don't get bored with consistency and identify how the long game equals greater gains and bigger impact. It ties in with what author earnings outlined about kindle sales, that consistent sales equals better ranking over time versus the jump a launch can give you. Great post.
Happy Taco Tuesday, (an ultimate post run food, btw's)

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John Schumaker
April 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

Hi Noah! I would love to visit Patagonia.

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Rob
April 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

Patagonia was awesome, I highly recommend it!

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Shivam Midha
April 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

skydiving temple, salado
that's my dream place, where I definately wanna go once

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Sean
April 19, 2016 at 8:56 am

Ireland!

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Vaughan
April 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

I'd like to travel to China and to the Philippines. I'd go to Jingdezhen to visit the ceramic institute and then to Dumaguette.

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Steven Chen
April 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

I want to go to Spain!! Hola Amigo!

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Doug Murray
April 19, 2016 at 8:52 am

When it comes to living, I thrive on change.

I've found that house sitting is an amazing way to see the world. You get to live in amazing homes, with cool animals and meet the locals. And it doesn't cost bupkis!

Last year I was in Guatemala, followed by three amazing joints in Nova Scotia, Canada (including one oceanfront and one lakefront), Ireland and Scotland (also oceanfront). Ah, the nomad lifestyle.

This year? I started in Scotland (Isle of Mull) and now I'm in my second house sit (the first was also oceanfront) in Nova Scotia - this time in Halifax. Sushi and tacos are just a few blocks away! Coming up: More Guatemala, then maybe Vancouver, definitely back to Scotland and perhaps Australia. *beam*

The benefits? I've met tons of amazing people. I'm continually inspired. And I've dropped 40 pounds following a hip replacement 18 months ago. Friggin' stoked about that!

All I need is a laptop, an internet connection and some great shorts.

Thanks for the inspiration, Noah!

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Myles Apparel
April 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Hi Doug! We'd love to hook you up with a versatile pair of shorts to take on your travels. Send us an email to contact@mylesapparel.com and let us know what size/color you like and where to send them. You can check them out here: http://www.mylesapparel.com. Thanks!

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Lyn
April 19, 2016 at 8:52 am

Noah, my husband and I are fellow Austinites who have made a decent living as musicians for the past twenty years. Consistency for us has taken the form of our longterm commitment to artistic excellence, to the community of people we work with, and to raising our four children here. Now that the last kid is about to graduate from high school, we've been talking about ways to keep Austin as our home base but do some exploring internationally and find places where we can infuse Austin's great music and food (tacos!) into the local scene. We're hoping that a little bit of vagabonding in our fifties will keep life interesting and help us stay off the hedonic treadmill.

Keep writing! Always enjoy reading your stuff!

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Jay
April 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

Hiking the Grand Canyon, then I want to do some skydiving with a view of it. I want to be able to be 10k feet above the earth then below the earth in a few days.

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Marcy
April 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

I would love to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Adam
April 19, 2016 at 8:50 am

After practicing the Wim Hof Method for the past 9 weeks, I'd love to hike up a mountain with Wim in nothing but boots and Myles shorts. He's done this with groups many times!

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Clark
April 19, 2016 at 8:50 am

Perth, Australia. I can't get any further away from where I live before I start coming back! 🙂 Truman Show reference.

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Susan Bartley
April 19, 2016 at 8:50 am

My travels this year will take me to Orlando to compete in my first National Powerlifting Meet (1000 lb. total here I come), New Orleans to perform a wedding for two of my very good friends, to Fort Worth, Texas to sell our products to College Strength Coaches and if we are lucky, maybe, just maybe we will take a trip to Yellowstone. We have a lot to do and many places to see

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Brendan
April 19, 2016 at 8:49 am

Timbuktu! I'm a passionate globe-trotter and love experiencing new places & culture... But I primarily want to go to Timbuktu just so I can throw around 'Timbuktu jokes' followed by a quick - "but yeah, I've actually been there". How many times have I said Timbuktu in this comment? Have I hit my yearly allotment yet? Timbuktu.

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Teddy McKeon
April 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

I'd love to go to the Galapagos!

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John Cant
April 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

Bhutan - It has judges itself based on GNH - Gross National Happiness rather than GDP.

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Ryan
April 19, 2016 at 8:47 am

I'd like to take a month off and hike the trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I grew up there, but never took advantage of the opportunity.

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Brian Brereton
April 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

When I go to Cyprus later this year, those shorts sure would come in handy!

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Jakki dodds
April 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

I would love to visit Hawaii and Spain. Maybe buy my own Spanish village as I've read that can be done for less than buying a small house in many areas here in Australia!

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Flavio
April 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

The shorts would be awesome for hiking in the incatrail in Machu Picchu (Perú).
Hopefully I'll get a pair of these!

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Jasky Singh
April 19, 2016 at 8:43 am

These shorts were made for me! Damn I wear these kinds of shorts everyday and never heard of this brand. Thanks mate.

P.S. I'd love to visit Argentina just for the Malbec 🙂

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Joe
April 19, 2016 at 8:43 am

I've always dreamed of going to Australia. The idea of being able to hang out with kangaroos and koalas rocking some amazing shorts sounds like a dream come true 🙂

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Andrew
April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

I'd really like to do a walking tour in England...from one side of the island to the other.

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Cindy Stratton
April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

I'd like to take my husband back to Gaeta, Italy where he was stationed while in the Navy in the late 60's. He hasn't been back there (or even on a plane) since. I looked it up in the English to Italian dictionary and the word for "tacos" is "tacos." We're in!

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Peter Metzger
April 19, 2016 at 8:41 am

Physically, I'd love to go to Mazatlan, Mexico - my brother and his family have lived there for 4 years working with Back2Back but we can't afford the trip to visit them 😮 Idiomatically, "where I want to go in the world" is for my wife and I to go full-time with our music education business, teaching piano, violin, guitar, bass, and general music for homeschool groups and montessori schools.

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mike
April 19, 2016 at 8:41 am

I'd like to go to Australia. Apparently its the same size as the continental U.S. but only has the population of California. Whoa baby, these shorts would be great for 'Walkabout'

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Evin Schwartz
April 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

The top trip on my bucket list is Kruger National Park in South Africa. I've been fascinated with wildlife experiences my entire life and would love nothing more than to spend a few weeks engulfed in a safari. Those shorts would look great in a shot with the Big 5!

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Matt
April 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

Epic post, I'm putting that quote above my desk. I want to go to the Vatnajökull glacier cave in Iceland.

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Blake
April 19, 2016 at 8:38 am

Cuba!

It's an amazing opportunity to see the country and a historic time. I've always wanted to go, watching the travel restrictions change has been thrilling.

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Eric
April 19, 2016 at 8:36 am

I would like to spend some time in Africa (no place specific right now), as it is one continent I haven't visited.

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AB
April 19, 2016 at 8:36 am

I wanna go to Japan and show off my skinny legs

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Patrick D
April 19, 2016 at 8:35 am

"Your schedule is your lifeline." That lesson in daily consistency - down to starting and stopping at the same time every day- was a game changer learned from a college job selling door to door. Takes the emotion out of getting started and creates momentum. I'd love to travel to Seattle meet my old door to door sidekick who just started a hot air balloon company. *insert fire Myles product shot

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Gert
April 19, 2016 at 8:35 am

Greek Islands. How rad would it be to do my SEO work on one of those Islands while chowing a souvlaki in a pair of those shorts! 😀

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Patrick
April 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

I just left my favorite pair of workout/exploration/eating shorts on a balcony in Florida... a long way from Wisconsin... So Id like to try out some new shorts for the afterparties of the 5 weddings I get to attend (stag) this summer! I might even pack my running shoes. How's that for consistency.

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West
April 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

Going to Alaska in July, but ultimate dream destination is Patagonia, and also Thailand.

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Dawn
April 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

I would love to travel to two places...India and South Africa....for the rainbow of color of course, the weather, and the ability to wear cool shorts (smiles) Loved this today Noah...you reminded me of my wander years..which I miss terribly.

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Zach
April 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

Brazil would be incredible and not just because of the beaches. A diversity of experiences is key to a well crafted approach to consistency.

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Phil Aube
April 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

I am going to Iceland this October (tickets already booked) and want to go to New Zealand! Would be stoked to have Myles shawts with me on BOTH trips

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Brian Whyte
April 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

I moved around after college teaching environmental education to kids and adults on the many trails of the western states. It was much more educational for me than any of my students. Now looking back I've been renting the same house for almost 8 years running a landscape design and build co. And hasn't been boring one bit.

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Ravi
April 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

I'd like to go to the Cali-Mexico border with a tent and backpack full of soft tacos, and hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Those shorts would be a big help for my quest!

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Nisha
April 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

I want to take a trip to South of France! Would love to just rent a car in the summer and drive along the French Riviera, drink lots of wine, and see beautiful towns 🙂

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James
April 19, 2016 at 8:26 am

Top of mount Everest

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Hien
April 19, 2016 at 8:26 am

Wow, it would help if I learned how to spell! I meant Mount Everest, not Mount Evert. Sorry, free shorts on the mind! 🙂

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Len
April 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

Damn, those shorts are purty. Would love to wear them to Vietnam 🙂

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Hien
April 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

I want to summit Mount Evert. Not sure if Myles short would be good for that. I'll get frost bite, but at least I'd look good!

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Zeek Fit Freak
April 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

Yes sir! Consistency even when you don't feel like it!

Antartica, strangely is calling me. I think it's because so few have traveled there and the peace and quiet would be on a whole new level.

Lift Life!

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Shahed kamal
April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

To avoid the boring consistency of wearing pants, would love some shorts

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Sean McLellan
April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

Thanks for reminding me of the hedonic treadmill -- that's great to be aware of. Also, thanks for the recommendation for Pistol Lake. Ordered three shirts, yesterday! I'll have to check out these shorts, too. Three friends and I just visited the Azores islands for a week. Absolutely beautiful. Camped right next to a 50 ft. waterfall one night. now we're looking for the next place to go. Tossed out the idea of Machu Picchu and Cuba. New Zealand is definitely on this must-visit list as well!

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Myles Apparel
April 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Hey Sean — Let's get you some shorts for those trips! Shoot us a note at contact@mylesapparel.com and let us know what size/color you like and where to send them. Thanks!

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Trevor Page
April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

A well timed message for me here Noah. I need to stay consistent and keep on going!

PS. I've always wanted to go to Scotland so I could play a round of golf at the St. Andrews (Old Course)

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Jason Anthony
April 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

Great approach and perspective on consistency - Looking forward to crossing Spain, Ireland, China and so many more places off my travel list

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Mike Brcic
April 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

Well, I just crossed off a major bucket list item by biking the Arctic Circle trail in Greenland, but the polar travel bug is in me now and the next big trip I want to do is biking across Antarctica!

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PJ
April 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

I'd love to visit Austin to be quite honest.

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Peter
April 19, 2016 at 8:22 am

Great post!! Mostly for the free shorts... No actually consistency means a lot and goes along with resilience and just sticking with it!

Where I want to go most right now is just exploring here in the great state of Colorado. We have so many mountain peaks and I have been on so few!!!

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Sean
April 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

In no particular order, I want to go to every location that James Bond has been in the history of the film franchise.
Jamaica, Cuba, Turkey, Iceland, Scotland...several hundred locations in total, but mostly consolidated to a few of the same regions. The idea would be to pick a region and really take some time exploring it.

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nichole
April 30, 2016 at 10:34 pm

That's a cool idea of inspiration of where to travel. I've been to Siena, Italy where the start of one of the Bond films included the horse race there.

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Tim Letscher
April 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

Amen, Noah - Meru (and Valley Uprising) got my kids and me back on the wall for some climbing plus a slack line is now always inviting us into our backyard. BTW, I'd take those shorts on a return trip to the western shores of Costa Rica for round 2 of surf camp.
Keep on keeping on…

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Gregory
April 19, 2016 at 8:20 am

Interesting perspective! Was almost expecting an announcement that you're moving 🙂 maybe in one way you're moving faster than you could have than if your focus was moving things elsewhere. Keep it up Noah!

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Gregory
April 19, 2016 at 8:22 am

Also, would love to visit an ice cave in Alaska or Iceland. Looking for the blue ice visual!!

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Ryan Callahan
April 19, 2016 at 8:20 am

I would love to go to Cape Town, South Africa

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Juraj
April 19, 2016 at 8:17 am

Very true, hard to stay consistent, but so important in any quest. Anyway, I want to take my buddies go mountain biking in Swiss Alps.

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Bar
April 19, 2016 at 8:17 am

Korea - used to live there and you can never get too bored in East Asia. The unexpectedness of daily life is crazy and always keep you on the treadmill!

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anton
April 19, 2016 at 8:17 am

I want to go to Chiang Mai Thailand in June or July

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Eddie
April 19, 2016 at 1:38 am

Eastern Europe!

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