I remember listening to a teleconference for life coaches a few years ago.
I know what you’re thinking.
Suzanne’s a writing coach. Why was she listening to a call for life coaches?
Well, as a writing coach who helps writers develop the freelance writing career of their dreams, I’d say I’m also a life coach.
If my students develop the career of their dreams then they start living the life of their dreams, too.
So it helps me be better at what I do if I keep up with what other coaches are doing.
The main speaker for this teleconference told everything that she had just read an article that said this:
If you have two goals, and you are trying to focus on both of them at the same time, you only have a 17% chance of attaining either one of those goals.
However, if you stick to only one goal, and focus on just that ONE goal, you have an 87% chance of attaining it.
Sometimes, as I’m coaching writers, they tend to think they need to branch out and write anything and everything to make a living as a freelance writer. But when they do that they lose their focus.
If that’s the way you’ve been thinking lately, change your thinking.
Focus on one goal at a time.
Remember…you’ll have an 87% chance of attaining it if you maintain a single focus.
If you need help creating goals for your writing and/or your writing career, join The Working Writer’s Club, then plan to join us this Wednesday night, January 5, 2011, for our annual LIVE Goal Setting teleclass. I’ll explain how to set no more than 3 major goals for yourself for the year, how to focus on them one-at-a-time, and how to use these goals to determine everything you do professionally in the next 12 months.