In January, I posted an article (To Goal or Not to Goal) that included a link to a book I had just ordered. Now that I have finished it, I can definitely recommend Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals [affiliate link] by Michael Hyatt! I posted a collection of quotes about the book over on my Instagram feed: @michellerayburn
We all want to live a life that matters. We all want to reach our full potential. But too often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the day-to-day. Our big goals get pushed to the back burner–and then, more often than not, they get forgotten. New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt wants readers to know that it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, he thinks that this is the year readers can finally close the gap between reality and their dreams.
In Your Best Year Ever, Hyatt shares a powerful, proven, research-driven system for setting and achieving goals. Readers learn how to design their best year ever in just five hours
– three simple ways to triple the likelihood of achieving their goals
– how to quit-proof their goals
– what to do when they feel stuck
– and much more
Anyone who is tired of not seeing progress in their personal, intellectual, business, relationship, or financial goals will treasure the field-tested wisdom found in these pages.
I enjoyed looking at what personally helps me to succeed, what distracts me and so much more. It helps readers sort through ideas and options and narrow down their goals to what bets fits them. It helps me to also frame it in the context of my personal mission.
Another book by Michael that I recommend if you want to figure out the bigger picture before you work on goals…
Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
2016 Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy
This one is really about how to create a life plan and it’s a great first step before working on your goals. You’ll need more time to work on it, but it will be worth it!
This book talks about spending a day to think about your goals in life. Whether it’s for personal goals or work, this planning and reflecting is important. I especially like the part about getting off your but. No, that isn’t a typo. Whenever we think about achieving, we often insert a but. But, I’m too busy. But, I’m not like other people. But, I don’t have the support system I need.
Yes, the book mentions the SMART goals acronym that sometimes trips me up, but it is a very helpful first step if you have no sense of direction yet.
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