What kind of goals do you set to become a better designer?

almost 4 years ago from Nathan Long, Designer/Front-End Developer

  • Renee PRenee P, almost 4 years ago

    Setting goals is always something I've hated, but I suppose I'm most likely to identify my weak areas - the things that I can see are holding me back - and aim to strengthen those, which usually means doing things that are hard or uncomfortable lol.

    Examples would be like, working closer/communicating better with my colleagues, being more confident to speak out with my opinions, or just little design things like trying to use colour more or being more versatile in my aesthetic.

    Most of these still I'm still working on. One thing I learnt long ago was to not even bother setting timeframes for goals. Everyone's different, but I don't think they're useful for me personally – in fact, I find they usually make the task more stressful and more likely to be abandoned.

    If one thing is certain, it's that learning and growing is an endless road!

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    • Nathan Long, almost 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! Maybe it boils down to what motivates you more?

      Personally, open ended goals stress me out more than specific ones. And it sounds like it's the reverse for you.

      But then again, I've made goals in the past that turned into slogs and a joyless grind and I didn't see them through to the end.

      Somewhere there's got to be a sweet spot, right?

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