Yeah I know, the first time I read that I thought “Huh?” but the more I read it the more it made sense. You see, at the beginning of each new year we all know it’s a tradition to make New Year’s Resolutions: things we’re going to commit to doing during the months ahead that maybe we’ve neglected to do during the previous; I guess we could call them Goals. We’re told over and over that we should set goals, and we know we should but honestly…are we? Knowing we should and not doing it is like well, not knowing we should in the first place right?
Almost every ‘self help’ book seems to contain the phrase “If you don’t know where you’re going how do you expect to get there?” but does setting goals really work and what kind of goals should I be setting myself?
Keep it Simple
We all want to improve our skill and knowledge base right? Well, rather than setting huge far reaching goals that like some extreme diet you’ll kind of lose interest in, why not set smaller achievable goals such as:
1) Rather than jumping about that new Photography/Photoshop Book, read it from cover to cover and commit to reading a new book each month.
2) If you subscribe to online training such as Kelby Training or Video2Brain, then go through an entire class once a week.
3) Shoot for yourself, plan themed photo shoots twice a month and stick to it.
and so on, and by the end of the year that’s 12 books, 52 classes and a lot of new images to add to the portfolio and your knowledge and skill level has increased massively!
Come on folks…let’s make 2012 one heck of a year!!!
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