Is Setting Goals and Objectives for Web Design Really Necessary?
You may say; “I want to learn web design from home – I don’t want to be some motivational idiot who spends time setting goals and objectives.” but truth is, you must have a plan of action! Even in website designing, you need to know what the end will look like, right?
Know Your Strengths when Setting Objectives and Goals
The blog, 7Geese.com says you need to know your weaknesses as well as your strengths. They write;
“Many businesses conduct a SWOT analysis where they identify their internal Strengths and Weaknesses as well as external Opportunities and Threats.
This information allows you to develop strategies that are relevant and realistic to your organization. Investigate what the future trends may be in your industry.
You want to develop objectives that will give you a competitive advantage.
There are also other methodologies you can use to identify your strengths and weaknesses. At 7Geese, the CEO, Amin Palizban uses the Hedgehog Concept by Jim Collins to identify our long term objectives.
He identifies what we are best at in the world, the economic driver for 7Geese, and what our team is deeply passionate about. While some CEOs may find this technique simplistic, the Hedgehog Concept is a great way to figure out what your company’s vision is and where you ultimately want to end up. It provides you with a great framework to start defining your organizational objectives.” read more ..
Start Goal Setting at the End
This is common in goal setting. You really need a dream and a big picture before you make your goals. John Atencio writes on Collegian Central;
“‘By beginning with the end in mind, you can achieve great things and experience unbridled success in your life,” Newell said. “Goals, once set and achieved, give a sense of accomplishment and provide a road map of where you want to go and how you plan to get there.”
However, not all goals are made the same and some are unrealistic.
“I teach starting with broad over-arching goals or ‘defining your dreams,’” Newell said. “Then, once dreams and direction are identified, bring those dreams down to specific, attainable, positive and possible goals. Date and time are assigned to each goal so they can literally be checked off a list. Goals should be clearly defined.'” read more ..
My Favorite Goal Setter? Zig Ziglar
The late, great Zig Ziglar always taught that we need dreams; when we’re asleep and when we’re awake. He outlines clear, well written goals are the basics of success in any business, no matter if you are a new web designer or a florist.
With that said, start working on setting goals and objectives for your website designing business to give yourself a better chance at success too! As Zig says: “See you at the top”. – Bob
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