"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is- What are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is- What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

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The Self-Leadership Secrets of Extreme Athletes

3 Takeaways from Dean Karnazes’ 153-Mile Race from Athens to Sparta

Sometimes leading a business can feel like running a marathon. That’s especially true when our goals seem ambitious, daunting, and a long way off. What could the sport of running teach us about reaching the finish line?

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I’ve been a fan of Dean Karnazes ever since I read his book, Ultramarathon Man several years ago. His story inspired me to run my first half marathon. So I eagerly devoured his newest, The Road to Sparta, which tells the story of history’s first marathon.

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions

They Don’t Really Work. Here’s What to Do Instead

New Year’s resolutions are as old as time, but that doesn’t mean they’re very effective. It only takes a day or two into January before the #resolutionfail hashtag starts trending on social media.

Roughly 200 million Americans make New Year’s resolutions at least some of the time, according to research by the University of Scranton. But the same research says most of us are wildly unsuccessful.

Special Edition: The Real Reason You’re Afraid to Set Goals for 2017 [Podcast]

(And How to Beat It)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the real reason you’re afraid to set goals in 2017.

We all know what it’s like to hesitate because we’re afraid of disappointment. But all of your greatest achievements and accomplishments are waiting for you on the other side of that hesitation. At some point, you have to move past it and jump in order to succeed. In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss four negative emotions that stop you from pursuing your goals and show you how to overcome them.

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How to Avoid 3 Pitfalls of Goal-Setting

Goals Can Backfire, But Not if You Know How to Use Them

I’ve been an advocate of goal-setting for decades. Most successful people I know are. They set big goals and recommend others do as well. But some people are more doubtful.

They point to significant goal-related disasters and suggest goals can backfire. In 2002, for instance, General Motors determined to boost its share of the U.S. automobile market to 29 percent, a position they hadn’t held since 1999.

The company was obsessed with the number. But they missed it. Why?

The 2 Most Powerful Words for Reaching Your Goals

One Simple, Proven Trick that Will Set You up to Win in 2017

Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: At the end of the year, you brainstorm several goals. You start the New Year full of determination and enthusiasm. But after several weeks, you get distracted and lose ground.

Months later you realize you’ve made no real progress. You either feel lousy and quit, or feel lousy and try again—only to experience the same dynamic.

But what if I told you it takes only two little words to break out of that cycle?

Special Edition: The Top 10 Mistakes Derailing Your Goals [Podcast]

(And How to Fix Them)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the top 10 mistakes that are derailing your goals.

Goals are the solution we need to make meaningful progress in the areas that matter most. But there are some common pitfalls that can derail our performance and keep us from accomplishing those goals we’ve set. In today’s podcast, we’ll share the 10 most common mistakes that could sabotage your success so that you can avoid them right from the start.

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If Your Life Were a Game, What Would the Score Be?

Take My Free 10-Minute LifeScore™ Assessment and Find Out

You know the adage, “What you don’t measure, you can’t improve”? That’s obviously true for sports, science, and business. But did you know it’s also true for your life?

What if you could measure yourself in the areas that matter most? What if you could get an overall score for your life, gain a newfound sense of control, and create the life you want?

My new and improved LifeScore™ Assessment will show you how.

Special Edition: The One Essential Quality For Reaching Your Goals [Podcast]

(Plus 5 Proven Techniques to Get It)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the one quality you absolutely must have in order to reach your goals.

We all have major aspirations that will require long-term effort in order to succeed. And the fact of the matter is that we’ll never achieve those goals without cultivating persistence. In today’s podcast, I share 5 proven techniques you can use to build more tenacity and increase your odds of achieving your goals.

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