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Being Content Isn't the Same as Being Without Ambition

Being Content Isn't the Same as Being Without Ambition

The theme for today, in my personal study and development, is “contentment.” 

That’s not something I’ve really cultivated in my life. In fact, if I remember right, I’ve literally said the words, “I’ll never be content.” Because, to date, my perception of contentment was that it meant you are giving up on growth. You are willing to take only what you have, and never go for more. It meant lack of ambition.

But I don’t think that’s right. In fact, I know it isn’t. There’s more to contentment than that.


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Seeing me in the real world

Seeing me in the real world

The most profound thing about being paid to write is suddenly seeing your work appear in a public place. 

For years I wrote ad copy and support copy for clients such as HP, ExxonMobil, Baker Hughes, Aggreko ... all of whom have national and international campaigns. And as I travelled, even in other countries, I would occasionally spot something I wrote — on the palm rest of a laptop or in a product brochure or on a billboard — and I'd have that sudden spark of recognition followed by an odd sense of vertigo. Seeing words I labored over to get just right, now on display in this strange place instead of on the screen of my laptop, was a little disorienting. 


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