Setting goals and writing a plan to achieve goals is important for one’s growth. It is also important to review your art goals. In this article you will discover why you should review your art goals and how often this should be done.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
~ Albert Einstein
If you have not set you art business goals yet, here are some helpful articles for you to get started with.
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At this point I am going to think that you have already set your goals. I will also assume that they are written down.
How Often Do You Review Your Art Goals?
Have you looked at the piece of paper that your goals are on, or are they in a pile of paper that will take hours to find?
Many people fail at their “goals” because they just think about them in their head. At that point it is a dream, it is not a reality. When the goals are written down on a piece of paper it becomes documented. Now the goals are real.
How to Accomplish Your Goals
Once you have your goals written down you will need to create a plan on how you will achieve them.
If someone has a goal of losing one pound a week they can achieve that by reducing their caloric intake by 3,500 calories in a week. This is equivalent to about two slices of bread a day.
They have a goal; they have a plan, now they will have to assess the outcome.
The next step is after a week, they will need to weigh themselves.
One outcome is that they will have lost the one pound that they were shooting for. In that case they will want to mirror what they did during that week.
Another outcome is that they did not reach the pound that they wanted to lose. In this situation they will want to rewrite their plan for the next week.
How Often Should You Review your Goals?
If you have noticed from the example above that the person assessed their outcome once a week.
Why is it a good idea to review a goal once a week?
If you review your goals once a week you will be able to adjust your plan quicker if it is not working the way you need it to. If you wait longer than a week you will be losing valuable time.
You want to be able to have the quickest results as possible.
This is only achieved by assessing and adjusting.
Your goals should be set in this order to make sure that you are on track to reach your finish line.
- Year Goal
- 6 Month Goal
- 3 Month Goal
- 1 Month Goal
- Weekly Goal
Here is how it is played out. Your weekly goals will be planned to achieve the month goal. The month goal will be a plan to achieve the 3 month goal. The three month goal will be a plan to achieve the 6 month goal and the 6 month goal will be a plan to reach your finish line.
You can see how important reviewing your goals will be.
Live your goals
By reviewing your art goals you will be living your dream. When you are living the dream that you have it will become reality.
Every morning wake up with your goal in mind. Set the day for you to be able to accomplish what needs to be done.
Before you go to bed, think about the progress that you have made.
Assess plus adjust equals growth. Live your dreams every day. Review your art goals regularly and adjust when is needed.
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