What’s Your Focus for 2008?

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”
Anthony Robbins

On Tuesday night Pikes Peak Writers held its Write Brain series and I went to hear Cynthia Morris, a Boulder, CO writing coach speak. Her company’s tagline is Life As A Creative Adventure and includes creativity tours through France. Instead of general goal setting Cynthia talked about focus, an important lesson for writers to learn, I want to do everything and often settle for doing nothing. Writing can be overwhelming when you want to dabble in everything. It wasn’t until I focused on poetry last year that things started happening. My focus for 2008 is education and I’m sure that will bring great rewards. I found out yesterday my poem won Fourth Place in Artella’s monthly contest, it’s not online yet but I’ll be posting it here as soon as it is. Another important lesson I learned from Cynthia’s talk was to celebrate your accomplishments at the end of the year, something I’ve been doing the last 5 years with my critique group. We met last night to share a meal and review our achievements and our rejections. It is inspiring to hear what fellow writers have accomplished in the last twelve months with each others support. Very important part of goal setting for me. Today decide what your focus will be for 2008. It doesn’t have to interfere with your goals you already set, it should support them.Now get back to work!

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4 Replies to “What’s Your Focus for 2008?”

  1. Personally I hope 2008 is a big year for me in writing. I’m glad that I started a blog early in January. I want to boost my writing skills as much as I can this year. I write like I haven’t been in an Eng/Lit class in a long time(and it shows!). Maybe I’ll change that and pick up a class. Thanks for the boost in motivating me to write.

  2. Good work Project P. A class is a good way to start writing again. Deadlines, assignments, socializing with other writers…good luck!

  3. Thanks for posting about my presentation! I had such a good time with the Pike’s Peak writers and am delighted to hear that my topic struck a positive note.
    I’d like to celebrate right now by eating those eggs benedict in your photo! Yum!
    ahem. Back to work.

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