89 Best Michael Hyatt Quotes for Success & Happiness

Michael Scott Hyatt is an American author, speaker and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company.

He began his career in publishing at Word Publishing and later started Wolgemuth & Hyatt with Robert Wolgemuth in 1986.

By 2005, he became the CEO of Thomas Nelson, a Christian books publisher. Hyatt wrote books about the Year 2000 problem and later penned best sellers such as “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.”

He started a weekly podcast called “This is Your Life.” In 2012, he established Michael Hyatt & Company, which focuses on leadership development.

Michael Hyatt

The firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies and best places to work.

In 2021, he passed the CEO role to his daughter, Megan. In 2017, he introduced the Full Focus Planner, a tool designed to enhance productivity and goal achievement.

I have picked the most famous quotes by Michael Hyatt for you.

Inspirational Michael Hyatt Quotes

1. “Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

2. “Consistency is better than perfection. We can all be consistent – perfection is impossible.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).


3. “Don’t let the urgent take precedence over the important.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

4. “Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

5. “If you have a clear vision, you will eventually attract the right strategy. If you don’t have a clear vision, no strategy will save you.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

6. “There’s no work-life balance without making decisions and without courage.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

7. “When you know your WHY, you’ll know your WAY.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

8. “A goal is not just about what you accomplish. It’s about what you become.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

9. “Watch your mouth: The language we use creates the reality we experience.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

10. “Sometimes a perceived obstacle is just an opportunity in disguise.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

11. “Most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).


12. “Things don’t happen to us. They happen for us.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

13. “Our words have power. They impact others, but they also impact us.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

14. “You’re not as smart as you think you are, but you’ve got more potential than you could possibly imagine. The secret from the one to other is humility.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

15. “You lose your way when you lose your why.” ~ (Michael S. Hyatt).

16. “You have a choice in life. You can either live on-purpose, according to a plan you’ve set. Or you can live by accident, reacting to the demands of others. The first approach is proactive; the second reactive.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

17. “Your future does not equal your past. Tomorrow is full of possibility, you can access right now.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

18. “What single brave decision do I need to make today?” ~ (Michael Hyatt).


19. “A readership crisis is really a leadership crisis.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Popular Michael Hyatt Quotes

20. “Lead with a personal story. Give your audience a way to connect and show you’re a real person.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

21. “Asking questions is one of the best ways to grow as a human being.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

22. “Today is a new day. Your future does not equal your past.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

23. “People don’t want to commit until they have clarity, but clarity comes with movement.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

24. “Leaders have the privilege and responsibility of going first. The most powerful way that anybody can lead is by example.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

25. “If you don’t need God to pull off what you are planning, you are not dreaming big enough.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

26. “The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

27. “When you are leading, you have to take initiative.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

28. “Fools take criticism and dish it back. The wise take it and turn it to their advantage.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

29. “No one runs your life unless you let them. And you have more power than you think.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).


30. “The more you write, the better you will get.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

31. “Social media is the greatest leadership tool ever invented. It gives you the opportunity to amplify your voice, extend your influence, and create a tribe of passionate followers who want to hear from you.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Top Michael Hyatt Quotes

32. “Wherever we are, we can improve our chances of getting ahead by keeping a book in hand.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

33. “One of the best questions you can ask when something negative happens is this: ‘What does this experience make possible?’” ~ (Michael S. Hyatt).

34. “Leadership is not about experience, education or talent. It’s about choosing to lead.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

35. “What happens to us is not as important as the meaning we assign to it. Journaling helps sort this out.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

36. “To get more clarity, take a step in the direction of the destination.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

37. “Most of us have experienced wow moments. We just haven’t taken time to think deeply about them.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

38. “You’re never as smart as you think you are when you are winning and never as dumb as you feel when you are losing.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

39. “When we are young, parents and teachers tell us we can do anything and become whatever we want. But as we grow older, these same people tell us we must be more realistic.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

40. “Very simply, a platform is the thing you stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But unlike a stage in a theatre, today’s platform is not built of wood or concrete or perched on a grassy hill. Today’s platform is built of people. Contacts. Connections. Followers.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Famous Michael Hyatt Quotes

41. “Part of the role of a thought leader is not to necessarily have all the answers – I certainly don’t – but it’s to be able to ask the right questions and the privilege of being able to lead the conversation.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

42. “I might hatch an idea in my comfort zone, but to bring it to reality requires bravery.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

43. “When times are tough, vision is the first casualty. Before conditions can improve, it is the first thing we must recover.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

44. “You are the architect of the memories that others will have about you.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

45. “The strength of our relationships is measured by how much people can count on us.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

46. “Social media is new to me and I didn’t think I would like it, being very protective of my private space, but it’s nice to connect to the love and positive vibes folks have to share.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

47. “What gets scheduled gets done.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

48. “However difficult, however scary, I had to live my truth. I chose to be more brave than I was afraid and am loving my life as a result.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

49. “The more humble and transparent a leader is, the more effective he or she will be.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

50. “Honesty is making our words align with reality. Integrity is making reality align with our words.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

51. “The best way to deal in a transparent world is just be transparent. Let your life be authentic and let people look in. Because if they want to find out, they’re gonna find out. And so to me it’s given me a greater sense of accountability as a CEO. It’s given me a greater opportunity to lead.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

52. “Criticism is like medicine. It’s poison unless carefully administered at the right dose.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

53. “Speak in your authentic voice because people have a BS Meter.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

54. “Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).


55. “Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Short Michael Hyatt Quotes

56. “Music always just cuts to the core and fills your heart.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

57. “Because the more authentic we can be, the more impact we can have.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

58. “I think we’re living in a time when size is not a strategic advantage, necessarily.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

59. “You have to get a great headline to attract attention in your blog – it’s about the lure – not the rod.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

60. “It’s better to succeed against daunting odds than settle for a fantasy and get nowhere.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

61. “Failure is just a tax on the way to success. It is inevitable but it is not the whole story.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

62. “Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

63. “Amateurs write when they are inspired. Professionals are inspired when they write. This is a subtle but important distinction.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

64. “Your early successes can be your undoing later.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

65. “In hindsight I can see that my love for the arts began by watching my father and his colleagues perform on stage in Jamaica, and running a muck among the exhibits of fabulous Jamaican art at the National Gallery while mum was upstairs curating.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

66. “If I weren’t acting I’d be a very unhappy, unfulfilled woman.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

67. “Acting is my calling. It is one of the things I was meant to do in this world, along with being a mother.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Best Michael Hyatt Quotes

68. “Keeping your eye on the future is essential for making the most of today.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

69. “I’m willing to submit to the sovereignty of the consumer, but I just want to know what they say.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

70. “We can’t improve what we don’t assess.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

71. “When finished writing a post, go back and add bullets, sub heads, spacing; eliminate long paragraphs or sentences.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

72. “By keeping the truly important things front and center, we often get the perspective we need to make better decisions.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

73. “How we lead ourselves in life impacts how we lead those around us.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

74. “What we believe about something often creates the outcome we experience.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

75. “The law of diminishing intent says that the longer you delay doing something, the less probability you have of actually doing it.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

76. “If you don’t have a plan for your life, someone else does.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

77. “You are in a much better position to serve others when your basic needs are met and your “tank is full”.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

78. “When employees feel valued, and are more productive and engaged, they create a culture that can truly be a strategic advantage in today’s competitive market.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

79. “Having clarity on where you want to go is one of the most critical components of your life.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

Inspiring Michael Hyatt Quotes

80. “You will never see the full path. The important thing is to do the next right thing.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

81. “So many of us have settled for what is, rather than what could be.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

82. “Without a clear destination in view, the challenges on the journey seem pointless.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

83. “Anything worthwhile is opposed.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

84. “The more belief and confidence we feel toward achieving our goal, the higher the probability of our making the changes required to hit our targets.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

85. “In planning anything, the best place to begin is at the end. What outcome do you want? How do you want the story to end? How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

86. “Our decisions are the one thing we can control. Today’s the day to make those choices really count.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

87. “Making appointments with yourself and scheduling other things around them is key to proactive self-management.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

88. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

89. “This is the day that everything can change for you.” ~ (Michael Hyatt).

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