Goals for a New Year, Why Goals Matter.
Think about it, at the start of a new year people ask what your new years resolutions are… but how often do we actually follow through and complete them?
At the end of the day, as the quote says:
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Antione de Saint-Experys
And really if we want to grow either in ourselves or our businesses we need to have a plan for how we’ll achieve the goals we have set.
Now, I’m not great at planning – the idea of it simply doesn’t appeal – but I know if I take the time to write the idea down and create a plan (no matter how simple), then I have more chances of achieving it. And I’m sure that you are no different. Taking that goal and writing down the steps we need to take to get there – that is a plan. One we can follow and track, and if you can tick things of the list as you go that is motivating and also helps get you closer to those goals.
Do you know another way to help you get to your goals? Share them, tell others about it and how you’ll get there – the chances of success are even higher. As others are watching and following on your journey to cheer you along the way.
Why do you think that chances of success are higher if you share your goals?
I believe its because by sharing your goals – and how you plan to get there with others – you don’t want to be seen to fail by not getting there. So, you’ll take the steps, no matter how small, as each little step forward gets you closer to that goal and saves face with the people you told about it.
Here are my goals for 2021
- New website for Fabric & Pattern – where you’ll be able to access fabric, print on demand items and licence patterns for your use.
- 25 logo/branding designs – help 25 businesses to get that perfect branding, that tells their brand story and shows its personality
And here are a few quotes to keep you inspired along the way
Be bold with your goals, if you remain in familiar territory you will never experience the thrill of the unknown.
Anon in ‘The Little Book of Colouring – Tropical Paradise’
Focus on what you want, and never lose sight of your goal. Then you must take a chance.
Kate Jacobs in ‘Comfort Food’
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
What are your goals for 2021? How will you make them happen?
I’d love to chat about them with you if need some ideas.
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With quotes to make you think and 'Design Talk' snippets of graphic design tips and tricks as well as stories behind the designs for both branding and surface pattern projects.