The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for
Your Copywriting Career

There’s a lot of power in commitment.

Without it, most dreams never come to pass. But when you commit – and make that decision that you’re going to go after what you want and get it, no matter what – your life instantly transforms for the better.

And, as a copywriter, commitment is the only sure path to success.

That’s why, if you’re serious about living the writer’s life … and having the financial freedom and time to do anything you want … then you’ve got to commit to achieving that goal.

I know this might sound a little basic. But then again, life’s most powerful, life-changing truths are the simplest ones.

The challenge, of course, is to see your commitment through, day in and day out … despite what life throws your way. Do this, and success is practically guaranteed.

If you look at the top people in every field, you’ll find that before they became successful, they were “regular” people like you and me.

What changed was their commitment to improve their lives … to go after what they want, and not let anything stop them.

And you want to know a little secret?

Commitment can help you overcome any “disadvantage” you think you might have. Whether that’s a lack of time, money, resources, talent, knowledge, experience, etc.

Take Muggsy Bogues, for instance. At only 5’ 3”, you’d think he would have no hope in the NBA – where the average height is 6’ 7”. But Muggsy was committed. Nothing was going to stop him from achieving his dream of playing professional basketball.

The result?

Not only did Muggsy make it into the NBA, he enjoyed a highly successful 16-year career. Despite being the shortest player in the NBA’s history.

In Muggsy’s case, there was obviously nothing he could do about his height. But his determination not to let anything stop him overcame that slight “disadvantage.”

That’s the power of commitment.

AWAI member Sean McCool is another example, closer to home.

Sean was set on becoming a working copywriter. He knew that to achieve his goal in the shortest time possible, he was going to need some help. A lot of it.

So, even though money was tight, he joined AWAI’s Circle of Success. He applied himself 110% to the program. Now, less than six months later, he’s working full-time for one of the largest direct-mailers in the world.

Again, that’s the power of commitment.

Of course, staying committed isn’t always easy. After all, life can and does get in the way. But if you keep your focus, stay determined, and plan ahead, nothing can stop you from living the life you deserve.

Here are a few ways to help you keep your commitment, even when the going gets tough:

  1. Keep a success journal. Keep track of all the actions you’re taking as you’re working toward your goals. Also write down how you feel. Doing this will give you a way to measure your progress and see how far you’ve come along, renewing your commitment on those days when it feels as though nothing is happening.
  2. Review your goals on a daily basis. Write your goals down. Then, write a little “story” of what your life will look like when you’ve accomplished every single one of those goals. Then, once a day, read your goal “story” and picture it in your mind as though it’s already happened. By the time you’re done, you should be feeling pretty good, and you’ll feel motivated to make that story your living, breathing reality.
  3. Plan ahead. Nothing is more dangerous to your commitment than failing to plan. Because when life happens, and you veer slightly off course, the tendency is to stay off course. The solution is to make sure you have a plan to work around your responsibilities and life’s events. For example, if you travel a lot but you’re committed to becoming a copywriter, always carry a copywriting resource with you. Then, whenever you have a free moment, sneak in some learning time.
  4. Get an accountability partner. Find someone who has goals similar to yours. Then help each other stay on track and motivated. This is a great way to make sure you do the things you need to do. Plus, it can make the journey to achieving your dream lifestyle a little more fun.

Doing these four things will help you stay on track toward achieving your goals.

But if your goal is to become a working copywriter and to live life on your terms, then there’s an even easier way to make that commitment and stick with it.

It’s the same path that dozens of successful AWAI members like you have taken … with incredible results.

It’s AWAI’s Circle of Success. And if you know deep inside that copywriting is for you, then I recommend you make that all-important decision to make your dreams come true – no matter what.

Circle of Success makes it easy to make that commitment … by forcing you to learn the basics, giving you the attention and knowledge you need, surrounding you with the right people, and then giving you everything you need to expand your knowledge.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you go after it … no holds barred. Make it happen. And when you do, make sure you write us with your success story.

I’d love to hear about your experiences with commitment, along with any success stories you may want to share. Check out the new AWAI Staff Writer’s Blog and drop me a line.

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Published: March 2, 2009

3 Responses to “The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for Your Copywriting Career”

  1. I'm getting the feeling that all that I read is gearing towards spending more $money on the Circle of Success. I got into this hoping to learn, unaware the goal is to buy into something MORE expensive. I'm a little apprehensive on where this course is taking me. It's all very interesting and I'm taking notes but what I paid for, will this be enough???

    YorkyMomJune 28, 2010 at 10:10 am

  2. Just wanted to say that all of the info is geared to our eventual success. It can and is a bit overwhelming at times, but I keep going, in the hopes that I'll be at the end in no time and "achieving that six-figure income" someday soon.

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