How To Overcome Defeat And Reinvent Your Life With Michael Hyatt

The average person spends almost 25 intentional hours buying a new car and almost zero intentional hours planning their life. Today’s guest puts this absurd reality into perspective for us.

Michael Hyatt is a New York Times Bestselling Author and Former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. Michael is also a keynote speaker to fortune 500 brands, his blog pulls over a half million monthly readers, and he’s been featured in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc Magazine as a thought leader on personal development.


Takeaways From This Episode

  • It’s sad to win at work and not win at life.
  • Imagine your funeral as a scene in a movie. When family and friends stand to speak, what are they saying?
  • Whatever it is, busyness often forces us to take Plan-B. And a Plan-B routine typically ends as a Plan-B life.
  • Too often we leave these gaping undefined holes in the most important areas of our lives.
  • Unless we have a destination in mind, it’s tough to separate the opportunities from the distractions.
  • Discipline is doing things we don’t necessarily like to achieve something we love.
  • No one wakes up and says, “Today I want to DRIFT.” However, if you’re not living a life according to design, then you’re living a life according to DRIFT.
  • Without a Life Plan, you most likely end up far from where you hoped to be, regretting the decisions or inaction that shape your life.
  • People lose their way when they lose their why.

If you’re interested in picking up Micheal’s new book Living Forward, you can pick up a copy here. You can also follow Michael on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

How did this podcast make you feel? Were you motivated to be more intentional about planning your life? Let me know in the comments below.


Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is the Founder of He's also a keynote speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling book People Over Profit.


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  1. Kelby says:

    I really like this podcast! Especially after listening to “How to Cut Out Habits That Hold You Back” I am obsessed with creating goals, timelines, and efficiency. Sometimes I lack the follow through, but my main question is how do you feel happy with landing on the moon? You said something about the quote aim for the stars because you can still land on the moon. I think I am quoting it wrong, but I love this quote I actually did a project of making a note pad with this quote on it. My biggest problem is being unhappy when I don’t meet my goal even though it may not have been truly realistic and I did accomplish greatness just not the greatness I was envisioning. Do you have a podcast or article on this topic?


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