Back to Basics _ Should I remind you about Mr. Miyagi in \"Karate Kid\" with his wax on wax off? When you set goals, you have to go back and go through the basics every day. So that when you do it again, you understand how to do it even more efficiently. \"Repetition is the mother of all skills\" _ Tony Robbins _ If you want to reach your set goals, you have to master your skills. The reason being is that along with your journey, you make new distinctions, set new goals or even change them. So do not think for a second that you already know how to achieve them. The bottom line often is that most people do not have a clearly defined set of objectives anyway. You need to go from the frame of mastering simple things over and over to achieve set goals. So, you have to break through the bonds of the past and look in a whole new way where you understand that you have to do whatever it takes and not be bored by basics.
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.