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Michael Hyatt

A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals

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Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt is a guide to setting and achieving goals. It offers a research-backed approach to intentional living, and practical advice on defining, planning, and taking action towards your goals.

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    Your life is made up of ten areas that need to be worked on simultaneously.

    Let’s start by picturing where you want to be in 12 months. What do you see? Some of the more common desires are to be free of debt, physically fit, a happy family life, a good relationship, master a hobby and feel spiritually well. The good news is that you can have all of this.

    Measuring your progress in ten areas of your life will allow you to see what you need to improve.

    These interrelated aspects are mental health, physical health, spirituality, intellectual life, marriage or partnerships, parental life, friendships, job, hobbies and personal finances. These components are key to living a fulfilling life, which is why it’s important to work consistently on improving them.

    To begin, rank yourself from zero to ten on each of the aspects previously mentioned. This way you will be able to identify the areas in greatest need of improvement and regularly mark your progress by comparing the results. Moreover, it will give you a clear indication as to where you should be focusing your efforts.

    These ten aspects are connected to and influenced by one another, and therefore improvements in one area will most likely result in growth in other areas as well.

    For instance, a relaxing home life will allow you to concentrate better at work, while a rich social life will lead to a higher chance of meeting a partner.

    Likewise, performing poorly on certain aspects could have negative impacts on other areas too. You may lack energy in the workplace if you’re not physically healthy, while not having any hobbies could negatively affect your marriage.

    Working on all these aspects might seem like a daunting task, but the following blinks will show you how to overcome your worries and devise a practical plan to bring about change in your life.

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    What is Your Best Year Ever about?

    Your Best Year Ever (2018) provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions on what to change in your life – and how – so that you can reach your full potential. It identifies key areas for you to work on, as well as barricades you must conquer before you can start improving yourself.

    Your Best Year Ever Review

    Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt (2018) is a guide to setting and achieving goals that will make your year truly extraordinary. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers practical strategies to help you clarify your goals, overcome obstacles, and create a clear roadmap for success.
    • With its emphasis on scientific research and proven techniques, the book provides a solid foundation for making positive changes in your life.
    • Through compelling stories and examples, Michael Hyatt keeps the book engaging and inspiring, ensuring that it's anything but boring.

    Best quote from Your Best Year Ever

    Unless we learn from our experiences, we cant grow.

    —Michael Hyatt
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    Who should read Your Best Year Ever?

    • Individuals who want to change their lives but don’t know how
    • People who let negative thoughts prevent them from acting
    • Those who lose motivation easily

    About the Author

    Michael Hyatt is the author of many best-selling books and has designed several mentor courses, including Five Days to Your Best Year Ever and Free to Focus. He was the former CEO and chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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    The main message of Your Best Year Ever is to set and achieve goals that align with your values and priorities.

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    Your Best Year Ever is worth a read for anyone who wants to make significant progress in their personal and professional life.

    Who is the author of Your Best Year Ever?

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    What to read after Your Best Year Ever?

    If you're wondering what to read next after Your Best Year Ever, here are some recommendations we suggest:
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