Your Best Year Ever

A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals

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This is the year you finally close the gap between reality and your dreams.

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.

It doesn't have to be that way!

In Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt shares a powerful, proven, research-driven system for setting and achieving your goals. You'll learn how to design your best year ever by discovering

· what's holding you back right now
· how to overcome your past setbacks
· the seven attributes of effective goals
· how to quit-proof your goals
· the role of habits in personal achievement
· what to do when you feel stuck
· and much more

If you're tired of not seeing progress in your personal, intellectual, business, relational, or financial goals, it's time for you to have your best year ever!


"Generous goals work (if you write them down) and powerful books work (if you read them). Michael Hyatt has created a fun, fast way to find your dreams and then turn them into reality."--Seth Godin, author, Linchpin

"Your Best Year Ever is full of compelling, real-life stories of average people who have achieved extraordinary results. Please take my advice and only buy this book if you want to be able to look back in twelve months and say, 'Now that was my best year ever!'"--John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and leadership expert

"Let's be honest . . . resolutions just don't work. That's why a lot of gyms are empty and even more budgets are blown by Valentine's Day every year. If you really want things to change over the next twelve months, look at what Your Best Year Ever has to say--then do what it says."--Dave Ramsey, bestselling author; nationally syndicated radio show host

"Michael has been a trusted friend and guide of mine for a long time. This is a playbook for success in the relationships, endeavors, and beautiful ambitions you have for yourself and the ones you love the most."--Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author, Love Does

"For more than a decade, I've known Michael as a successful leader and entrepreneur. Now in Your Best Year Ever he shares the simple, proven system he uses to achieve his most important goals. This book can help you achieve even more than you thought possible."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church; author, Visioneering

"There are many people who talk about goals, but listen to Michael. He grounds this advice in sound research. A great guide."--Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist; New York Times bestselling author


Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Living Forward and Platform. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Michael has been married to his wife, Gail, for thirty-nine years. They have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at MichaelHyatt.com.


Endorsements

"When it comes to achieving big goals, a lot of the conventional wisdom is flat wrong. In Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt lays out a simple program, backed by the best modern research, to reach your dreams!"

Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Unshakeable

"Generous goals work (if you write them down) and powerful books work (if you read them). Michael Hyatt has created a fun, fast way to find your dreams and then turn them into reality."

Seth Godin, author, Linchpin

"Your Best Year Ever is full of compelling, real-life stories of average people who have achieved extraordinary results. Please take my advice and only buy this book if you want to be able to look back in twelve months and say, 'Now that was my best year ever!'"

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and leadership expert

"Let's be honest . . . resolutions just don't work. That's why a lot of gyms are empty and even more budgets are blown by Valentine's Day every year. If you really want things to change over the next twelve months, look at what Your Best Year Ever has to say--then do what it says."

Dave Ramsey, bestselling author; nationally syndicated radio show host

"Michael has been a trusted friend and guide of mine for a long time. This is a playbook for success in the relationships, endeavors, and beautiful ambitions you have for yourself and the ones you love the most."

Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author, Love Does

"There are many people who talk about goals, but listen to Michael. He grounds this advice in sound research. A great guide."

Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist; New York Times bestselling author

"Not only am I having our whole team at FranklinCovey read Your Best Year Ever, I am having my three college-age children read it as well. Michael gives us a profound road map for both hope and achievement! This is rare wisdom from an extraordinary leader whom I am grateful to call a friend!"

Chris McChesney, coauthor, The 4 Disciplines of Execution

"Throughout your life, you'll meet three types of leaders. The first inspires ambition, without results. The second improves results, but ignores the spirit. In Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt proves he is the rare third type of leader--one who both raises our performance and lifts our soul."

Sally Hogshead, New York Times bestselling author; creator, How to Fascinate®

"Over the last few years, I've referred hundreds of people to Michael Hyatt to help them create their best year ever. Why? His work is based on the best science available, plus the real-world experience of helping more than 25,000 people design their ideal year. I love that he's distilled the best of his work into this book."

Jeff Walker, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Launch

"For more than a decade, I've known Michael as a successful leader and entrepreneur. Now in Your Best Year Ever he shares the simple, proven system he uses to achieve his most important goals. This book can help you achieve even more than you thought possible."

Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church; author, Visioneering

"Twenty-five thousand students. Twenty years of insight. Fifteen carefully curated chapters. Five unconventional steps. All in one book that will lead you to your best year ever. What could be more essential than that?"

Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author, Essentialism

"Michael Hyatt has written a smart, evidence-based, and often surprising treatise on how to set the right goals and then see them through to completion. A must-read for anyone looking to take systematic steps toward improving their life."

Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author, Deep Work

"Michael Hyatt's Your Best Year Ever is the best resource on goal setting I've read. It also helps you emphasize your core purpose, which is important because purpose-driven goals are much more likely to be achieved. Get this book. It will show you how to turn your goals into reality."

Jon Gordon, New York Times bestselling author, The Energy Bus

"We all want good things: a rewarding marriage, business, family, spiritual life. Getting them is another story. Thankfully, Michael Hyatt shares what works not only for him, but for the tens of thousands of his Best Year Ever students. I've used this system for years for one simple reason: it's the best available."

Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author; founder and CEO, StoryBrand

"Michael Hyatt has a knack for making the complex simple. Even better, he makes it useful. Nothing exemplifies that better than Your Best Year Ever. Anyone can put these five steps to work in their own lives today."

Dan Sullivan, president, The Strategic Coach Inc.

"I am a Michael Hyatt follower. I have lived out as much of what he teaches as possible. I have paid off all my debt, written books that would have never been published without his inspiration, and taken his advice in many other areas of my life. Now you can do it too. The price of Your Best Year Ever is extremely cheap for the best advice ever."

Stephen Arterburn, New York Times bestselling author; founder, New Life

"The best part of this book is that before he wrote it, Michael spent decades living it. This is Michael Jordan writing a book about basketball."

Jon Acuff, author, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

"As a student of Michael's Best Year Ever program, I can honestly say that following this process has led to my most successful and fulfilling year ever."

Pat Flynn, author, Will It Fly?; host, Smart Passive Income podcast

"Hands down, the best goal-setting program I have ever seen."

Jeff Goins, bestselling author, The Art of Work and Real Artists Don't Starve

"Say goodbye to #goalfailure once you learn Michael Hyatt's Best Year Ever goal-setting system. His teaching is rooted in the best science available, and the proof is in the gritty, real-life stories of average people who have achieved extraordinary results."

Amy Porterfield, host, The Online Marketing Made Easy podcast

"Helps you build a very solid framework for setting better goals and then achieving them. You'll benefit from his research and the great ideas he's synthesized here for your success. Dig in!"

Chris Brogan, New York Times bestselling author, It's Not About the Tights

"Many people equate goal setting with the old cliché 'Fake it till you make it.' Your Best Year Ever replaces any pretense or phoniness with a step-by-step process of simply speaking the truth in advance."

Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

"Equal parts Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and Jack Welch, this book will be the 'Goals Standard' for the next fifty years."

Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author, The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer

"Great lives don't just happen. To a large degree, they're the result of achieving meaningful goals. Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt is a crash course on going from dream to reality in just five steps."

Lewis Howes, entrepreneur; New York Times bestselling author, The School of Greatness

"Your Best Year Ever is in a league of its own. I love the complimentary science that supports the concepts, and I love how the action steps leave no stone unturned."

Shawn Stevenson, international bestselling author, Sleep Smarter

"Your Best Year Ever is a must-read for business people, athletes, parents, students, teachers, public officials, volunteers, or anyone else who wants to have greater influence and impact and a more effective personal and professional life."

Tim Tassopoulos, president and CEO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"Michael Hyatt is a master of intentional living. In this book he takes his rich personal experience, couples it with substantial science and research, and delivers concentrated insights as actionable steps that make it possible for anyone to have their best year ever. Read it and achieve."

Rory Vaden, cofounder, Southwestern Consulting; New York Times bestselling author, Take the Stairs

"People who have great success and hit their goals have a strategic game plan. In Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt coaches you in crafting a master plan to multiply your success and create the life and business of your dreams."

Dr. Josh Axe, founder, DrAxe.com; author, Eat Dirt; CVO, Ancient Nutrition Company

"If you've ever set goals and failed to achieve them, it's probably not your fault. Why? Traditional goal setting is a recipe for failure and discouragement. Thankfully Michael Hyatt offers an untraditional approach--one based on exhaustive research and field testing. Here's an approach that works!"

Ian Morgan Cron, author, The Road Back to You

"The only goal-setting program that created significant, lasting change in my life. As of this writing, this system has helped me lose 67 pounds and pay off more than $400,000 in debt, and has enabled my business to break the million-dollar-revenue barrier. This just flat-out works."

Ray Edwards, host, The Ray Edwards Show; founder, Ray Edwards International

"Say goodbye to broken resolutions and yes to massive progress. Michael has done a magical job of breaking down the latest goal-setting research into a practical guide for achieving more. This is a book I will reread every year."

Stu McLaren, founder, the Tribe course

"Michael sidesteps the usual productivity guidance and provides current research and life-changing stories on principles and approaches to actually setting and achieving your goals. I've seen him live this in public and private with those he works with, so I trust no one more on this topic."

Erik Fisher, host, Beyond the To-Do List podcast


The Author

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    Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Living Forward and...

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