A Life You Don’t Need to Escape From

If you could do anything right now, what would it be? Would it include your work? And if not, why not?

I remember back when I had a job, there were many days I wished to be somewhere else, doing something else.

But ever since I became a freelance copywriter, those thoughts have been extremely infrequent.

That’s because I’m a writer. If I wasn’t working as a freelance copywriter, I would still be writing in some capacity.

It’s who I am. It’s what I do.

Most days I don’t wish to be anywhere else or doing anything else. I truly enjoy my work.

But if you feel differently about your work, then consider this pithy quote from Seth Godin:

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” -Seth Godin, Tribes, p. 101

Most people have lives they want to escape from.

  • They can’t wait for their next holiday.
  • They can’t wait to quit their job and move on to the next one.
  • They can’t wait for school to start again so they can hand their kids off to the public school for the next 9 months.

It’s kinda sad when you think about it.

And this kind of thinking affects millions of Americans.

That’s why I think Godin’s advice is so timely and relevant. Create a life you don’t need to escape from.

If you can do that, it’ll make all the difference in the world.

-Ryan M. Healy

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like WordStream.com, SmallBizClub.com, and MarketingForSuccess.com.

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