No matter if you’re a beginner artist starting your journey toward becoming a professional artist or if you’re interested in becoming a music business professional- A&R, radio promotion, marketing, management, etc – it’s always good to set goals, timelines and outlines for your endeavors. These will serve as road maps toward overall success. It will also help you to keep a realistic perspective for your career. Remember, the greatest failure is to not have tried at all. That’s not to say that “Trying” isn’t going to be painful and a learning curve. Always stay grounded and keep it real.