Plotting out your goals in this manner will make you aware of the skills, financial aid and time you will need along the way. Develop short and mid_term goals to help you build those skills. You will begin to make decisions based on whether or not those choices will be beneficial to your long_term goals. If you just drift along in the sea of choices, allowing the tide of every day life to chart your course, it would only be by co_incidence that you will reach your destination or even recognize it when you arrive. As you achieve each step, however small towards your goal, your confidence will grow and solidify.
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.