Katie Marie

Goal Setting: A Growth Mindset

I am writing this to you from good o’le Omaha, Nebraska. My birthplace, the place I first met Matthew, the place where I spent a good portion of my childhood. Being here for the past week, I have had plenty of time to reflect and evaluate how much I’ve grown and changed over the last few decades.

When I left Nebraska, I was just about to begin high school. I thought I already knew who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. Oh, the things I could tell my 15-year-old self. I’d like to say that I came to the realization that I have absolutely no idea what I am doing with my life early on in my adulthood, but what can I say? I’m a stubborn Norwegian…we generally have to have a rolling pin whacked over our noggins a few times before common sense sets in.

In general, I may not have a clue on a daily basis…but I do have lofty dreams. I do have major goals I work on daily. It was around this time last year when I discovered Rachel Hollis. If you don’t know her, YOU MUST! She helped me revamp my entire outlook on goal setting and a growth mindset.

As I take stock of 2019, and I recall the many medical procedures and health issues I dealt with, it would be very easy for me to consider this year a complete flop. No…I did not publish a best-selling cookbook. No…I did not reach 10,000 subscribers to my blog. No…I did not reach the goal of finishing my dietetics degree this year.

But you know what I did achieve this year? I came out on the other side of major eye surgery. I did grow my blog from 24 subscribers to almost 200. I decided to, seemingly on a whim, homeschool the 3 amigos and as of right now they are actually ahead of schedule in their schooling for the year. I have grown my relationship with Heavenly Father and have been privileged to receive and recognize many personal revelations in my life this year. I have completed 6 classes towards my dietetics degree. And the one I think I am most proud of, I have posted every Monday morning on the blog for the past 3 months. I have not missed a week. I have been consistent and it has definitely paid off. Through this seemingly small goal I have kept with, I have been able to meet some amazing subscribers who have touched my life deeply. I’ve been able to chat with amazing mothers who I have learned from and admire greatly. I’ve pushed myself to develop and experiement with recipes I’ve always been afraid to attempt. I’ve definitely grown this year.

Looking toward 2020, I will have many of the same goals…I will continue to work toward 10,000 subscribers. I will continue to take class after class until I am a licensed dietician. I will continue to grow closer to Heavenly Father and strive for spiritual promptings and personal revelation on a daily basis.

I will be adding quite a few new goals as well. Continuing to grow is what causes greatness. Continual growth is what draws others who are great towards you. Do you strive for a growth mindset? Do you want to continually achieve greatness? Do you have enormous dreams for your life?

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