Important in every aspect of your existence and desire to succeed, goal setting is a tried and true art that has served the betterment of mankind. The stronger your ability to wield this talent, the more success you’ll find in your goals, regardless of where those goals lie.
Short to Long
Any good goal has an end date – the date at which the goal should either be reached or reassessed. Taking this idea a step further, you’ll want to take a note from businesses that have plans for the next year, the next five years, and the next ten years. This allows you to assess if everything lines up as well as give you a clearer picture of the road you have to take.
Now that you have a vision of ten years down the line, work backward. Create from your major dream the little steps it will take to get there. Five years down the road, where should you realistically be to even have a shot at your ten-year plan? One year from now, what will push you to that five-year goal? Tomorrow, what will set you up for one year from now?
Specific here means achievable. This is the most tedious part of the process since it involves you breaking apart each goal into smaller, measurably achievable points along your path. Paid acting is a great ten-year plan, but how do you start that today? Do you have audition materials, either a resume, headshot, or monologues? Choose one of the three and start there. By year’s end, you should at least have a good headshot and solid enough monologues to start getting you bit parts in shows that then build your resume.