Define your Goals and be Specific. You need to write down exactly what your goals for your design business are. It is simply not enough to say that you want to grow your business. You need to be very specific. State that you want to grow your business by 20%. You can even go as far as defining the different segments that you deal with and setting goals for each of these. If, for example, you love working with commercial clients but find individual clients frustrating, consider setting a goal to increase the work that you would prefer to do. At this point, do not censor the goals. According to Jim Rohn, we should set as many as 50 goals. This may initially be a little daunting so start out by setting 5┦ goals. Make sure that these are goals that you actually want to achieve for yourself.
You Don\'t Truly Understand the Importance of Goal Setting _ Many people think goal setting is just hocus pocus and doesn\'t really work. If you don\'t really understand the power behind appropriate goal setting, it can be hard to take the time out of your day to truly set a goal. To understand the importance of goal setting, read several books about success and you\'ll find that the most successful people set realistic goals, and then worked that goal into their schedule every single day. Even people who experience \"overnight success\" didn\'t really achieve everything overnight. It was many nights of following a plan that brought results.