-Practice different animation drawing styles and try to create characters in that style.
-Learn to simplify hands and feet, but also draw many studies from life.
-Try and finish an illustration every week, and try something new (strange angles, objects with strange reflective properties).
-Illustrate with story and design in mind...
-Don't be afraid of failing at something.
-Post here at least once a week.
What are your goals? I'm curious to know what peoples plans are.