Every week I ask the (incredibly amazing) art community at The Oatley Academy what their one goal for the week is. I also share mine.
Every week I completed my goal, until one day…
…(you guessed it) I failed.
I worked on a huge color script in order to study color. Every week I gave myself a minimum of frames I had to complete to call my goal completed.
That week I didn’t.
I was *so close* to finish, that I just said “This week I’ll finish my color script!”.
…see what I did wrong?
Even though I knew I had data to prove I could do a minimum of 5 frames per week, data didn’t matter.
I failed to understand how many frames I was missing. I didn’t give myself a number to follow through. And then I fell flat on my face.
It’s not as much about how many there were missing, as it was about what specific goal I set for myself.
It’s much easier to do push ups if you know how many you’re doing.
You’re doing yourself a favor if you set your goals right from the beginning. Don’t make room for excuses.
What is your one goal for this week?