Goal setting is instrumental to artistic success. Most of us desire to be a famous artist who is self-supporting. This may seem a great distance away but is achievable only by setting objectives that will eventually bring us the to that final destination. With each small success, comes a growing confidence and reassurance that progress is being made. When you finally make that final goal, stand proud, and look back at the steps and accomplishments that brought you here.
Below are tips and advice for goal setting. Read it over, and reread it. Then, start now in making artistic goals to advance your art career.
How to Achieve Your Artistic Goals
- Establish your primary long-term goals. These objectives may appear impossible in your current situation. The most important part is to break them down to a series of smaller attainable goals. Always retain your momentum. For example, if your mission is to have an art show, there are quite a few steps that would lead to success with this goal. Break the art show objective into a series of smaller targets. Write down all the things needed to accomplish this task, and accomplish them one at a time.
Long-term Goal: Art Show
- Set a realistic time limit for your smaller short-term goals. If its a certain painting you need to finish, or getting 100 readers for your art blog, set a certain time frame to achieve it. Do what it takes to work towards that objective.
- Generally take goals one step at a time. If an artist website is what you want to achieve, spend most of your effort there. Once you achieve it, don’t stop. Aim for another success. Before long, setting goals will be a habit.
- Keep your short-term goals focussed and specific. If your ambition is to sell more art, set a goal of how many you would like to sell in a certain time frame.
- Be content with setting goals. If your aims are causing unhappiness, then it is time to rethink them, or the way they are being approached. Enjoyable objectives are easier to achieve.
- Keep track of all your goals, maybe in a sketchbook. Check them off as they are completed and reward yourself for achieving them.
- If you feel you cannot attain a goal because of certain circumstances, modify it into something achievable, instead of giving up altogether. Always keep trying, and do not get discouraged.
Hopefully these few goal planning tips will encourage and inspire you to create artistic goals of your own.
Do you have any setting goals advice you would like to add to this list?
I leave you with a question. Please answer it, and make your goal of achieving it!
Where do you hope to be as an artist in 10 years time?