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MicroSummary: “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod is one of the best books about life-changing daily regimes. Aiming to transform your life before 8 AM, it suggests and describes an original 6-step routine, based on a concept called habit stacking and on the belief that a good morning can make for a good day – any day.
The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod
This is a great motivational story that begins with “What if?”
Behind this question mark stands the first lesson that should be learned:
Achieving goals is in our power!
Soon you may feel like you have to take some notes. So many actionable things. Simple words. Simple steps to be followed. No failures expected.
And all you have to do is to embrace the key prerequisite of this book:
Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (before 8 a.m.) is considered “one of the most life changing books ever written”. The Miracle Morning program has improved the lives of a lot of people around the world. The book was a #1 bestseller for several weeks, and its concepts are used by many people.
LIVING WITH HOPE / MIRACLE MORNING
The “6 minutes death” story
Hal Elrod, had a car accident when he was 20, and even died for 6 minutes. Fortunately, he came back to life. He spent several days in a coma and when he finally woke up, the doctors told him that he has permanent brain damages and he may never walk again.
Hal Elrod succeeded in getting over this tragic event and discovered that mind has an unimaginable power. Not only is he a normal person, whose brain works normally, but he also went on a marathon, wrote several bestsellers, became a successful coach and one of the most famous people on Earth. Hal Elrod decided to share to the world his great discoveries and help us live our own miracle mornings.
The lessons learned
Hal Elrod believes that the way that we start the day has a major impact on how the rest of the day will be. The quality of our lives is influenced by the way we spend our days. That’s why he came up with the idea of waking up an hour earlier and using that hour to do several things for ourselves.
Let’s be fair! We all love sleeping, especially in the morning. So, why should we wake up earlier? That idea seemed crazy to many people, till they’ve tried it. And then they had the amazing surprise: they felt better for the rest of the day, had more energy, and were able to do a lot more things than usual.
The idea of waking up earlier for life improvement became viral, and many people started to practice their miracle morning. Waking up earlier became easier as days went by.
The strategy for snooz-oholics
For those who still have trouble waking up in the morning (the snooz-oholics), Hal has a snooze proof strategy. It only takes five steps, and we will never say you aren’t a “morning person”.
In order to help us improve our lives and overcome mediocrity, the author provides us 6 S.A.V.E.R.S. These are the 6 things you should do on your miracle morning. First of all, when you wake up, you have to smile, get out of bed and drink a glass of water. That will activate your metabolism. Then, after brushing your teeth, you’re ready to start your miracle morning.
You have a whole hour to start improving your life and become the person you always wanted to be. So, the first ten minutes, you should stay in silence and meditate. The book describes a few techniques that will help you focus on one single thing. This represents the “S” from savers.
The “A” refers to affirmations. You should write your positive affirmations and repeat them for ten minutes each day.
The “V” comes from visualization, because it isn’t enough to affirm what you want. You have to visualize your perfect life, to actually see you living it. The book gives Jim Carrey’s example, who signed a million dollar white check, and after a few years he was paid with this amount of money, for his first movie role.
“E” comes from exercising. A successful person is in good shape and has great physical condition. It’s logical. When your body is healthy and full of energy, your mind will help you make the best decisions. A person of success is healthy and cares about his body shape.
In order to improve your physical condition, you should do some exercises. It will increase your energy level, your heart will pump more blood and you’ll feel prepared to face the challenges of the day.
The “R” is for reading; especially self-help books. If you will read only ten pages per day, after one year you will have read 18 books, and it isn’t impossible to keep anything in mind.
Finally, the “S” comes from scribing. That means writing. If you write your thoughts in a diary, it will be easier to see exactly how much you improved yourself. Also, writing is a very good way of expressing your feelings. The diary could be your confidant, and you could really trust it. If you hide it well, it won’t lose your trust.
If an hour is too much for you, Hal Elrod comes up with an amazing idea: you could have the same results by practicing your miracle morning for only 6 minutes a day. And you can’t say that you don’t have 6 minutes available.
After starting your own miracle morning program, you have to stick with it. The first week will be easy, because you’ll be excited about doing something new. After that, the program will seem bearable and you’ll have the intention of quitting. Don’t do that! After 30 days, the morning routine will turn into a habit and after that it will be easier. And the results will be excellent!
It’s important to start your miracle morning program as soon as possible. You can finally love the life you’re living! This morning routine will help you get rid of the mediocrity in your life and become extraordinary!
Children are always considered a miracle of life, but it seems that we forgot that. We all deserve to live an extraordinary life, because we’re all extraordinary because of our uniqueness.
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