Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Setting art goals is an important part of achieving success in you art career and life. It helps you focus your efforts, prioritize your actions, and measures your progress over time. When you set goals, you give yourself something to strive for and a plan to follow. This can help you stay motivated and focused, and it can also help you track your progress and make adjustments as needed.

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” –Bob Proctor

Here are a few things to keep in mind when setting goals:

  • Make sure your goals are specific and measurable: This means that you should be able to clearly define what you want to achieve and how you will measure your success. For example, instead of saying "I wish I could have a solo art show," say "I will have a solo show in 6 months."

  • Make sure your goals are realistic and achievable: If you set your sights too high, you're likely to get discouraged and give up. Start with small, achievable goals and gradually work your way up to bigger ones.
  • Make sure your goals are relevant to your values and priorities: 
  1. Why do you want to achieve this goal?
  2. What will it mean to you if you succeed?
  3. Make sure your goals are aligned with what's important to you in life.
  • Make sure your goals are time-bound: Give yourself a deadline for achieving your goal. This will help you stay on track and motivated.

Once you've set your goals, it's important to create a plan for how you're going to achieve them. This plan should include specific steps that you need to take, as well as a timeline for when you want to complete each step.

It's also important to be flexible with your goals. Things don't always go according to plan, so be prepared to make adjustments as needed. If you find that you're not making progress towards your goal, don't be afraid to change your plan.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –Les Brown

Let's make a few short term daily goals to get you started:

  • Sending out a weekly email newsletter
  • Posting regularly to your social media accounts
  • Networking with other artists and people
  • Learn a new art program
  • Make a new partnership
  • Start saving money for the future
  • Start your personal art collection (NFT's or Physical Art)

Finally, it's important to celebrate your successes along the way. Go out, buy something you always wanted or take a vacation. When you achieve a goal, take some time to reflect on your accomplishment and be proud of yourself for what you've achieved. This will help you stay motivated and keep you moving forward with all your other goals.

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