Is Goal Setting the Wrong Path For the Work at Home Mom?

I’ve spent the last two weeks really enjoying my kids, reflecting on 2008, and looking forward to 2009.  You can pick any time to change your life.  You can set new goals at the beginning of the month, week, or even day.  I am constantly setting and revising goals. But I spend a lot of time on this around the new year.  It’s a good time to reflect on what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what can be done to improve my personal and business life. This year, I’ve made a lot of positive change in just the first ten days.  One of the best things I’ve done is to abandon my list of “things” that I want.  I always keep close at hand my list of things I want to “have, be, and do.”  It keeps me focused on the future and my goals for being “better.” Anyone who has been working at home for any length of time has no doubt been taught that personal growth is a huge component to your business success.  You must become a better person to have a more successful business and make more money.  I can’t argue with this.  I believe strongly in it in fact. But I recently looked at my four-year-old and thought “wow, where did those four years go?!”  It’s been four great years and I love watching her grow up everyday.  I am so blessed to have been a work at home mom her entire life. On this particular day I was especially preoccupied with work.  And I was suddenly struck by the feeling that I was missing so...