As freelancers, we are constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether that be in our typographical skills, or even as a visual communicator, we always try to find ways to better express ourselves.
So how can one improve drastically?
Practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect.
Practice can only take you so far. Without some structure it may lead to repetition and creative slumps. It can be dull, boring, and even lead you to resent your career. This is never good, but it is quite common.
A great way to add form to your freelance career is to set some goals. Big or small, goals keep you grounded. They give you something to look forward to. They give you something to work at. Most importantly, they structure your life, and help your work up to bigger and better things.
Now that you have a bit of motivation, you might be wondering, what sort of goals should I set for myself? This is the second hardest part of your process to improve. Goals are great, but if you choose simple goals, or goals that help you in no way at all, they may heed your progress.
Some excellent goals you can set, could be to improve your organizational skills, or to get up earlier and work for an extra hour a day. These might seem scary at first, but with a bit of practice, working your way up to them, you could easily reach them.
Goals should be mixed. Set hard goals. Set easy goals. Set large goals. Set small goals.
Challenge yourself to do big things. Don’t let the future daunt you.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
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