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I love the topic of goal setting so it’s no surprise that I was excited to read Michael Hyatt’s Your Best Year Ever.
It was a good read, so I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes and biggest takeaways so you can decide if it needs to be added to your reading list!
Takeaway #1: Mindset shift on abundance thinking
“It’s hard to get your hopes dashed if you never get them up to begin with. But that kind of cynicism poisons our souls and sabotages our results. Our beliefs about what’s possible have a direct impact on the reality we experience.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
I loved what Hyatt had to say about abundance thinking vs. scarcity thinking and really put it into perspective for me. If you struggle with mindset, this section of the book is a must.
“Doubt is a goal toxin.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
“A limiting belief is a misunderstanding of the present that shortchanges our future.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
Takeaway #2: Habits vs. Goals
Hyatt discusses both habit goals and achievement goals in the book. His notes on this really provided some clarity for me on the different types of goals and how to stay motivated to reach both.
“Often, the ability to push through fear is the only thing that separates those that succeed from those who fail.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
Takeaway #3: Smart goal setting examples
Throughout the book, Hyatt provided plenty of examples that helped get me thinking about how I can set better goals. The examples were really helpful in figuring out how I could apply the book’s advice to my own life.
“But if we’re committed to our goals, we can confidently pivot on our strategies as often as we need to hit our targets.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
“Setting the goal is only half the job. The other half is taking definitive action.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
“Happiness comes from growth and feeling like you are making progress.” – Michael Hyatt, Your Best Year Ever
Overall, I felt like the book was a really good read for anyone who wants to improve their goal-setting skills in order to reach their biggest dreams.
Chime in: Have you read the book? What did you think of it?