Great Book: “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod – A 23-min Summary

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) Book Cover The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
Hal Elrod
Self-Help, Motivational, Entrepreneurship
Hal Elrod
December 7, 2012
Kindle
180
Chapters 6: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S.
The very American/Tony Robbins'ish language..
Everyone.. even those who believe their not a "morning person"

The title almost put me off. Then the very American/Tony Robbins'ish language gave me a hard time.
But enabling the right "language filter" when reading, the book is really great.
I've been an early riser for about six years, 2 hours alone before the rest of my family starts moving is priceless. Nice to find that of Elrod's 6 "Life S.A.V.E.R.S." (6 habits to apply each "Miracle morning"), I've been practicing 4 of them for many years; Silence (for me meditation), Exercise, Reading & Scribe (Journaling). The other two - Affirmations & Visualization - have been on my mind for some time, he might just have pushed me to test them out.
The book contains many great quotes (I love great quotes), lots of inspiration and a nice personal touch (here's my story...).
I highly recommend joining "The 5am club", and this book will guide you in the right direction. And remember with the right motivation (this book will motivate you) everyone can rise earlier and have a wonderful start to each day. Good luck.

Table Of Content

  1. Book review
  2. Quotes about the book
  3. Facts about the author
  4. Summary
  5. (many) Quotes from the book
  6. Video


“Every once in a while, you read a book that changes the way you look at life. But it is so rare to find a book that changes the way you live your life. The Miracle Morning does both, and faster than you ever thought possible. I highly recommend Hal Elrod’s latest book.”
-TIM SANDERS, NY Times bestselling author of The Likability Factor

“The Miracle Morning(tm) is literally the ONE thing that will make immediate and profound changes in any-or every area of your life. If you really want your life to improve, read this book immediately.”
-RUDY RUETTIGER, the Notre Dame football player who inspired the hit Hollywood movie RUDY

“At first I thought Hal had lost his mind-why on earth would anyone get up so early on a regular basis?!?! I was skeptical… until I tried it. When I implemented Hal’s strategies I noticed an immediate difference in my personal and professional life. The Miracle Morning(tm) will show you how to take control of your life, regardless of your past. I highly recommend it.”
-JOSH SHIPP, TV show host, author, and Teen Behavior Expert


About Hal Elrod (from halerod.com):

Hal Elrod is on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time. As one of the highest rated keynote speakers in the world, creator of one of the fastest growing and most engaged online communities in existence and author of one of the bestselling books on Amazon, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 27 languages, has over 2,000 five-star Amazon reviews and is practiced daily by over 500,000 people in 70+ countries—he is doing exactly that.

Summary

The books kicks-off with the traditional “My Story”, “how the lost son returns as a hero”, how at a low point he decided to rise & change his life. It all starts with a decision. Nice enough.

Some general “Personal growth” truths follow:

  • It begins with accepting total responsibility for every aspect of your life and refusing to blame anyone else.
  • anything is possible when you are committed.
  • Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be.
  • There are no limits.
  • etc..

Good stuff indeed..

Next up is the idea of a “Miracle Morning”, why change needs to start with a morning routine. Motivational stuff, why you need meaning & purpose in life (I agree, without purpose/meaning.. you’re lost). “No excuses. No regrets. Just an incredible, meaningful, and exciting life!”

A part about sleeping and a great book suggestion (Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success) & a wake up strategy – nice advice if you’re having trouble pulling yourself out of bed in the morning.

The next chapter “Chapter 6: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S. – Six Practices Guaranteed To Save You From a Life of Unfulfilled Potential” is the real gem in this book. 6 habits that will energize you and provide a great start to every day.  I’ve been practicing 4 of them for many years; Silence (for me meditation), Exercise, Reading & Scribe (Journaling). The other two – Affirmations & Visualization – have been on my mind for some time, and are now “under review” in my morning ritual. So if you’re good with waking up early, focus on this chapter & test out “The Live S.A.V.E.R.S”. You will be rewarded, I promise. Great chapter.

For those people that can’t / won’t spend an hour doing the Miracle Morning routine, there is a hack: “The 6-Minute Miracle morning”.. sounds a bit desperate to me. A Chapter about “Customizing Your Miracle Morning” follows with some eating advice, some advice on “overcoming procrastination& Miracle Morning on weekends.

Chapter 9 deals with habits – creating good habits & making them stick. This is off course VERY IMPORTANT. I totally agree with Elrod:

“Considering that our habits create our life, there is arguably no single skill that is more important for you to learn and master than controlling your habits. … If you don’t control your habits, your habits will control you. .. There’s no class offered in school called Habit Mastery. There should be. Such a course would probably be more important to your success and overall quality of life than all of the other courses combined.

Last there is a “30-Day Life Transformation Challenge” that some people might find interesting.

Please check out many great quotes from the book below, I’ve also put in some nice pictures to pimp up this section. .

Book TOC

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter 1: It’s Time To Wake Up To Your Full Potential
  4. Chapter 2: The Miracle Morning Origin: Born Out of Desperation
  5. Chapter 3: The 95% Reality Check
  6. Chapter 4: Why Did YOU Wake Up This Morning?
  7. Chapter 5: The 5-Step Snooze-Proof Wake Up Strategy
  8. Chapter 6: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S. – Six Practices Guaranteed To Save You From a Life of Unfulfilled Potential
  9. Chapter 7: The 6-Minute Miracle morning
  10. Chapter 8: Customizing Your Miracle Morning
  11. Chapter 9: From Unbearable To Unstoppable
  12. Chapter 10: The Miracle Morning 30-Day Life Transformation Challenge
  13. Conclusion

(many) Quotes from the Book

FOREWORD

The Miracle Morning is perfect for very busy, successful people. Going through SAVERS every morning is like pumping rocket fuel into my body, mind, and spirit… before I start my day, every day.
-Robert Kiyoaski
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
-Albert Einstein
Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to what is known in nature.
-St. Augustine
Life begins each morning
-Joel Olsteen

INTRODUCTION

Instead of complaining about how things should be, I embraced how things were. I stopped putting energy into wishing my life were any different—into wishing bad things didn’t happen to me—and instead focused 100% on making the best of what I had.
Hinging on my belief that everything happens for a reason—but that it is our responsibility to choose the most empowering reasons for the challenges, events and circumstances of our lives—I used my accident to fuel a triumphant comeback.
It’s official: anything is possible when you are committed.
 
My first book, Taking Life Head On: How to Love the Life You Have While You Create the Life of Your Dreams hit #7 on Amazon’s overall bestseller list and #1 in it’s category.
“There is always a way… when you’re committed.”
I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of cancer, which I am now in the midst of fighting—or, I prefer to use to word healing—by combining the best allopathic medicine has to offer with supporting holistic treatments (that my doctors seem to know nothing about).
I believe it is crucial for us to embrace the perspective that anything another person has overcome or accomplished is simply evidence that anything—and I mean anything—we need to overcome or want to accomplish is possible for us, no matter what our past or current circumstances. It begins with accepting total responsibility for every aspect of your life and refusing to blame anyone else. The degree to which you accept responsibility for everything in your life is precisely the degree of personal power you have to change or create anything in your life.
Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be. You have arrived at this moment to learn what you must learn, so you can become the person you need to be to create the life you truly want. Even when life is difficult or challenging—especially when life is difficult and challenging—the present is always an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and become better than we’ve ever been before.
That’s what this book is about—helping you become the person you need to be to create everything you have every wanted for your life. There are no limits.

Chapter 1: It’s Time To Wake Up To Your Full Potential

Life’s too short” is repeated often enough to be a cliché, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless; it’s painful.
—SETH GODIN

Chapter 2: The Miracle Morning Origin: Born Out of Desperation

To say that I was not a morning person was a gross understatement. The fact was, I dreaded getting up in the morning, particularly waking up early, almost as much as I hated running.
I remembered a blog post that I read on StevePavlina.com, titled The Rudder of the Day.

..but it was already hard enough to drag myself out of bed every day at 6:00 a.m.—because I had to—so the idea of getting up at 5:00 a.m. seemed almost impossible to me.

Chapter 3: The 95% Reality Check

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
—ABRAHAM MASLOW
Approximately 95% of our society settles for far less than they want in life, wishing they had more, living with regret and never understanding that they could be, do, and have all that they want.
I want a life of freedom, where I get to wake up and do what I want, when I want, with whomever I want. I want to get out of bed every day and truly love my life. I want to love my work, and I want to love the people I get to share my life and work with. That’s my definition of success.
That kind of life doesn’t just happen. It must be designed.
Research shows that on any given day, the average person thinks somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 thoughts. The problem is that ninety-five percent of our thoughts are the same as the ones we thought the day before, and the day before that,..
Accept the paradigm: my past does not equal my future.
There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail—only learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before.

Lack of Purpose

If you ask the average person what their life purpose is, you will get a funny look or a response like “Gee, I dunno.” What if I asked you? What would you say? The average person can’t articulate their life purpose—the compelling “why” that drives them to wake up every day and do whatever it takes to fulfill their mission in life.
until I finally figured out the secret to overcoming mediocrity: live a life of purpose.
To defeat this cause of mediocrity, you need a life purpose, which can be any purpose you want.
Keep in mind that you can change your life purpose at any time. As you grow and evolve, so will your purpose.
In his bestselling book The Rhythm of Life, Matthew Kelly enlightens us to a universal life purpose that I believe we should all live by: to become the best version of ourselves.
Schedule some time this week to think about and articulate your life purpose. Write it down where you’ll see it every day. In fact, you’ll have time to do this during your Miracle Morning.
As T. Harv Eker said in his best-selling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, “How you do anything is how you do everything.”
when you do choose to do the right thing and follow through with your commitments—especially when you don’t feel like it—you are developing the extraordinary discipline (which most people never develop) necessary for creating extraordinary results in your life. As my good friend, Peter Voogd, often teaches his clients: “Discipline creates lifestyle.
Accountability is the act of being responsible to someone else for some action or result. Very little happens in this world, or in your life, without some form of accountability.
Research has shown that we virtually become like the average of the five people we spend the most time with.
Who you spend your time with may be the single most determining factor in the person you become and in your quality of life.
Unfortunately, there will be a lot of people who are trying to get ahead in life but keep getting pulled down by the people around them.
This can be especially difficult when those people are your family.
One of the most important commitments you will ever make is to proactively and continuously improve your circle of influence.
our levels of success will rarely exceed our level of personal development, because success is something we attract by who we become.
The reality is that if we don’t change now, our life won’t change. If we don’t get better, our life won’t get better.
No excuses. No regrets. Just an incredible, meaningful, and exciting life!

Chapter 4: Why Did YOU Wake Up This Morning?

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
—GEORGE LORIMER
Your first ritual that you do during the day is the highest leveraged ritual, by far,  because it has the effect of setting your mind, and setting the context, for the rest of your day.
—EBEN PAGAN
When you delay waking up until you have to—meaning you wait until the last possible moment to get out of bed and start your day—consider that what you’re actually doing is resisting your life.
According to Robert S. Rosenberg, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Centers of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff, Arizona, “When you hit the snooze button repeatedly, you’re doing two negative things to yourself. First, you’re fragmenting what little extra sleep you’re getting so it is of poor quality. Second, you’re starting to put yourself through a new sleep cycle that you aren’t giving yourself enough time to finish. This can result in persistent grogginess throughout the day.”
On the other hand, when you wake up each day with passion and purpose, you join the small percentage of high achievers who are living their dreams.
How much sleep do we really need ?
The amount of sleep that is ideal varies for every individual, and is influenced by factors such as age, genetics, overall health, how much exercise a person gets, and many others.
What I found was that whether I got nine, eight, seven, six, five, or even just four hours of sleep, as long as I consciously decided, before bed, that I was getting the perfect amount of sleep—that the hours were going to energize my body to feel wonderful in the morning—I consistently woke feeling better than I ever had before. However, don’t take my word for it. I encourage you to experiment with this yourself.
I can recommend is Shawn Stevenson’s book, Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. It’s one of the best, most well researched books that I’ve seen on the topic of sleep.
The Miracle Morning is largely about recreating that experience of waking up feeling energized and excited, and doing it every-single-day of your life—for the rest of your life! It’s about getting out of bed with purpose—not because you have to, but because you genuinely want to—and dedicating time each day to developing yourself into the person you need to be to create the most extraordinary, fulfilling, and abundant life you can imagine.

Chapter 5: The 5-Step Snooze-Proof Wake Up Strategy

It’s been said that nobody actually likes waking up early, but everyone loves the feeling of having woken up early. Kind of like exercising—many of us struggle to get ourselves to the gym, but all of us love the feeling of having gone to the gym.
So, the key is to consciously decide every night to actively and mindfully create a positive expectation for the next morning.
Often when people feel tired—at any time of the day—what they really need is more water, not more sleep.
Here’s a quick review of the 5-Step Snooze-Proof Wake Up Strategy to make it significantly easier to wake up and stay awake:
  1. Set Your Intentions the Night Before. This is the most important step.
  2. Keep Your Alarm Clock Across the Room.
  3. Brush Your Teeth.
  4. Drink a Full Glass of Water.
  5. Dress in Your Workout Clothes.
TMM Bedtime Affirmations: If you haven’t done this yet, you can take a minute now to go to www.TMMbook.com and download the re-energizing, intention-setting Miracle Morning Bedtime Affirmations,

Chapter 6: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S. – Six Practices Guaranteed To Save You From a Life of Unfulfilled Potential

Success is something you attract by the person you become.
—JIM ROHN
An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.
—ROBIN SHARMA
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Your life is made up of the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual parts that make up every human being—or P.I.E.S. for short.
  • The Physical includes things like your body, health, and energy.
  • The Intellectual incorporates your mind, intelligence, and thoughts.
  • The Emotional takes into account your emotions, feelings, and attitudes.
  • The Spiritual includes intangibles such as your spirit, soul, and the unseen higher power that oversees all.
As many sages have taught us: our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. By focusing time and effort each day on developing your P.I.E.S., and constantly becoming a better version of yourself, your life situation will inevitably—almost automatically—improve.
..you must prioritize and dedicate time each day to your personal development. Enter The Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S.—a set of six simple, life-enhancing, life-changing daily practices, each of which develops one or more of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life, so that you can become who you need to be to create the life you want.
Here are six powerful, proven personal development practices known as the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. that you’ll use to gain access to the powerful forces—already within you—that will enable you to alter, change, or transform any area of your life.

S is for Silence

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
—MAHATMA GANDHI
You can learn more in an hour of silence than you can in a year from books.
—MATTHEW KELLY
I’m referring to the life-transforming power of purposeful Silence.
The life-enhancing benefits of Silence have been well documented throughout the ages. From the power of prayer, to the magic of meditation, some of the greatest minds in history have used purposeful Silence to transcend their limitations and create extraordinary results.
Here are some of my favorite activities to choose from
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Reflection
  • Deep Breathing
  • Gratitude

Meditation

The essence of meditation is simply silencing or focusing the mind for a period of time.

Study after study shows that meditation can be more effective than medication. Studies link regular meditation to improvements in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activity, and other bodily functions. It can alleviate stress and pain, promote sleep, enhance focus and concentration, and even increase lifespan. Meditation also requires very little time. You can take advantage of the benefits of meditation in just a few minutes a day.

Think of daily meditation as a temporary vacation from your problems.

A is for Affirmations

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
—MUHAMMAD ALI
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation, which clicks.
—FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN
“I am the greatest!” Muhammad Ali affirmed these words over and over again—and then he became them.

Affirmations are one of the most effective tools for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life.
If you don’t consciously design and choose your affirmations you are susceptible to repeating and reliving the fears, insecurities, and limitations of your past.
However, when you actively design and write out your affirmations to be in alignment with what you want to accomplish and who you need to be to accomplish it—and commit to repeating them daily (ideally out loud)—they immediately make an impression on your subconscious mind.
As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right either way.”
 
The good news is that our programming can be changed or improved at any time. We can reprogram ourselves to overcome all of our fears, insecurities, bad habits, and any self-limiting, potential-destroying beliefs and behaviors we currently have, so we can become as successful as we want to be, in any area of our lives we choose.
Putting your affirmations in writing makes it possible for you to choose your new programming so it moves you towards that desired condition or state of mind by enabling you to consistently review it. Constant repetition of an affirmation will lead to acceptance by the mind, and result in changes in your thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.
5 Simple Steps To Create Your Own Affirmations
  1. What You Really Want
So, your affirmation must first clearly articulate exactly what you want your ideal life to be like, in each area.
You can organize your affirmations according to the areas that you most want to focus on improving, such as Health/Fitness, Mindset, Emotions, Finances, Relationships, Spirituality, etc.
  1. Why You Want It
Include why, at the deepest level, all of the things you want are important to you. Being crystal clear on your deepest whys will give you an unstoppable purpose.
  1. Whom You Are Committed To Being To Create It
  1. What You’re Committed To Doing To Attain It
  1. Add Inspirational Quotes and Philosophies
…example, one of my affirmations comes from the book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshal Goldsmith. It reads, “The #1 skill of influencers is the sincere effort to make a person feel that he or she is the most important person in the world. It’s one of the skills that Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Bruce Goodman used to become the best in their fields. I will do this for every person I connect with!”

Final Thoughts On Affirmations
  • In order for your affirmations to be effective, it is important that you tap into your emotions while reading them. Mindlessly repeating a phrase over and over again, without feeling its truth, will have a minimal impact on you.
    Have fun with it. If you’re excited about an affirmation, it doesn’t hurt to dance and shout it from the rooftops!
  • It can also be beneficial to incorporate a purposeful physiology, such as reciting your affirmations while standing tall, taking deep breaths, making a fist, or exercising. Combining physical activity with affirmations is a great way to harness the power of the mind-body connection.
  • Keep in mind that your affirmations will never really be a “final” draft, because you should always be updating them.
  • Finally, you must be consistent with reading your daily affirmations. That’s right, you must read them daily.
  • One more thing to consider: reading this book—or any book—is an affirmation to yourself. Anything you read influences your thoughts.

V is for Visualization


Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
—CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT
See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.
—ROBERT COLLIER
Visualization, also known as creative visualization or mental rehearsal, refers to the practice of seeking to generate positive results in your outer world by using your imagination to create mental pictures of specific behaviors and outcomes occurring in your life.
Many highly successful individuals, including celebrities, have advocated the use of visualization, claiming that it’s played a significant role in their success. Such stars include Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Robbins, Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Jim Carey, and yet again, the one and only, Oprah. (Hmm… could there be a link between Oprah being one of the successful women in the world, and the fact that she practices most, if not all six of the Life S.A.V.E.R.S.?)
Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer of all time, is famous for using visualization to mentally rehearse perfectly execution of his golf swing on every hole.
Another famous example is actor Jim Carrey, who wrote himself a check in 1987 in the amount of 10 million dollars. He dated it for “Thanksgiving 1995” and added in the memo line, “For acting services rendered.” He then visualized it for years, and in 1994 he was paid 10 million dollars for his starring role in Dumb and Dumber.


What Do You Visualize?
Creative Visualization enables you to design the vision that will occupy your mind, ensuring that the greatest pull on you is your future
I simply visualize myself living my ideal day, performing all of my tasks with ease, confidence, and enjoyment.
3 Simple Steps For Miracle Morning Visualization
Step 1: Get Ready
  • Breathe deeply.
Step 2: Visualize What You Really Want
  • The greatest gift we can give to the people we love is to live to our full potential.
  • Visualize your major goals, deepest desires, and most exciting, would-totally-change-my-life-if-I-achieved-them dreams. See, feel, hear, touch, taste, and smell every detail of your vision.
Step 3: Visualize Who You Need To Be & What You Need To Do
  • Once you’ve created a clear mental picture of what you want, begin to visualize yourself living in total alignment with the person you need to be to achieve your vision.
Final Thoughts On Visualization
In addition to reading your affirmations every morning, doing this simple visualization process every day will turbo-charge the programming of your subconscious mind for success.You will begin to live in alignment with your ideal vision and make it a reality.
Whether or not you believe in the law of attraction, there are practical applications for visualization. When you visualize what you want, you stir up emotions that lift your spirits and pull you towards your vision.
I recommend starting with just five minutes of visualization.
[Optional] Create Your Vision Board
Vision Boards were made popular by the bestselling book and film The Secret. A Vision Board is simply a poster board on which you post images of what you want to have, who you want to become, what you want to do, where you want to live, etc.
Christine Kane has an excellent blog on How To Make A Vision Board as well as a free eBook titled The Complete Guide To Vision Boards. Both are available on her website at www.ChristineKane.com.
have to agree with Neil Farber, M.D., Ph.D., who stated in his article on psychologytoday.com, “Vision boards are for dreaming, action boards are for achieving.”

E is for Exercise


If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably  have to make time for illness.
—ROBIN SHARMA
The only exercise most people get is jumping to  conclusions, running down their friends, sidestepping  responsibility, and pushing their luck.
—UNKNOWN
The benefits of morning exercise are too many to ignore. From waking you up and enhancing your mental clarity, to helping you sustain higher levels of energy throughout the day, exercising soon after rising can improve your life in many ways.
Personally, if I were only allowed to practice one form of exercise for the rest of my life, I would, without a doubt choose yoga.
Yoga is a multi-faceted science that has applications for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life.
        Yoga instructor ->  pranashama.com.
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R is for Reading


A person who won’t read has no advantage  over one who can’t read.
—MARK TWAIN
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and  prayer is to the soul. We become the books we read.
—MATTHEW KELLY
Don’t reinvent the wheel. The fastest way to achieve everything you want is to model successful people who have already achieved it.
Here are a few of my favorites:
  • The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  • Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Want to create an incredible, loving, supportive and romantic relationship?
Here are a few of my favorites:
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman
  • The SoulMate Experience by Jo Dunn
  • The Seven Principles For Making a Marriage Work by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
check out the Recommended Reading list located at www.TMMBook.com.
I highly recommend re-reading good personal development books. Rarely can we read a book once and internalize all of the value from that book. Achieving mastery in any area requires repetition
I’ve read books like Think and Grow Rich as many as three times, and often refer back to them throughout the year.

S is for Scribing

Whatever it is that you write, putting words on the page is a form of therapy that doesn’t cost a dime.
—DIANA RAAB
Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The  problem with making mental notes is that the ink  fades very rapidly.
—ROLF SMITH
Journaling
journaling has become one of the most gratifying and fulfilling practices of my life.
..but even more powerful are those I have gained from reviewing my journals, from cover to cover, afterwards—especially, at the end of the year.
While there are many worthwhile benefits of keeping a daily journal, a few of which I’ve just described, here are a few more of my favorites:
  • Gain Clarity – The process of writing something down forces us to think through it enough to understand it.
  • Capture Ideas – Journaling helps you not only expand your ideas, but also prevents you from losing the important ideas that you may want to act on in the future.
  • Review Lessons – It enables you to review all of the lessons you’ve learned.
  • Acknowledge Your Progress – It’s wonderful to go back and re-read your journal entries from a year ago and see how much progress you’ve made.
Customizing The Life S.A.V.E.R.S.
The sequence in which you do the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. can also be customized to your preferences.
Some people prefer to do their Exercise first, as a way to increase their blood flow and wake themselves up.

Chapter 7: The 6-Minute Miracle morning

On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we  all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what?  Too busy trying to be happy.
—MATTHEW KELLY
Your Visualization could include what it will look and feel like when you reach your goals. You visualize the day going perfectly, see yourself enjoying your work, smiling and laughing with your family or your significant other, and easily accomplishing all that you intend to accomplish for that day.
..days when you’re pressed for time, The 6-minute Miracle Morning provides a powerful strategy for accelerating your personal development.

Chapter 8: Customizing You Miracle Morning

the essence of The Miracle Morning remains that you simply wake up earlier than you normally would (typically by 30-60 minutes)
When To Eat – Keep in mind that digesting food is one of the most energy-draining processes the body goes through each day. The bigger the meal, the more food you give your body to digest, the more drained you will feel. With that in mind, I recommend eating after your Miracle Morning.
Remember the old saying you are what you eat? Take care of your body so your body will take care of you.

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Aligning The Miracle Morning With Your Goals & Dreams
when you create your affirmations, make sure that they are in alignment with your goals and dreams,
Reading them daily will keep you focused on your highest priorities and the steps you need to take to achieve them.
Remember to involve all of your senses—see, feel, taste, touch and even smell every detail of your vision and your ideal outcomes.
Overcoming procrastination
One of the most effective strategies for overcoming habitual procrastination and maximizing your productivity is to start working on your most important—or least enjoyable—tasks, first thing in the morning.
Eat That Frog, the legendary productivity expert Brian Tracy


the idea that doing the hard task first (“frog eating”) and getting it out of the way creates momentum and makes the rest of the day more productive.
The Miracle Morning On Weekends


“Waking up early on Saturday gives me an edge in finishing my work with a very relaxed state of mind. There is a feeling of time pressure on weekdays that aren’t there on weekends. If I wake up early in the morning, before anybody else, I can plan the day or at least my activities with relaxed mind.”
—Oprah Winfrey
When I first created The Miracle Morning I only did it Monday through Friday, and I took the weekends off.
..you might just find that weekends are actually your favorite time to do it.
I also adjust my Miracle Morning on the fly, based on my changing schedule, circumstances, and projects I’m working on.
as my Miracle Morning has ironically been heavily focused on completing this book. I’ve still maintained the Life S.A.V.E.R.S.—I’ve just done a shortened version, so I can focus more of my time on writing.
As you can see, you can always design and customize The Miracle Morning to fit your lifestyle.
Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.
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Chapter 9: From Unbearable To Unstoppable

Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like doing these things themselves; they just get on and do them.
—DON MARQUIS
It’s been said that our quality of life is created by the quality of our habits.
Considering that our habits create our life, there is arguably no single skill that is more important for you to learn and master than controlling your habits.
Habits are behaviors that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously.
If you don’t control your habits, your habits will control you.

There’s no class offered in school called Habit Mastery. There should be. Such a course would probably be more important to your success and overall quality of life than all of the other courses combined.
has led me to the conclusion that you can change any habit in 30 days, if you have the right strategy.
So, the first 10 days of implementing any new habit aren’t a picnic. You’ll defy it. You might even hate it at times. But you can do it. Especially considering, it only gets easier from here, and the reward is, oh—just the ability to create everything you want for your life.

Chapter 10: The Miracle Morning 30-Day Life Transformation Challenge

An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.
—ROBIN SHARMA
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
—NEALE DONALD WALSH
By practicing the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. each day, you’ll be experiencing the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual benefits of Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. You’ll immediately feel less stressed, more centered, focused, happier and more excited about your life. You’ll be generating more energy, clarity and motivation to move towards your highest goals and dreams (especially those you’ve been putting off far too long).

Conclusion

Every day, think as you wake up, ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’
—DALAI LAMA
Here are some of my favorite and most popular quotes.
“The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you tap into your power to change ANYTHING in your life.”
“There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail. Only LEARN, GROW, and become BETTER than you’ve ever been before.”
The average person lets their emotions dictate their actions, while achievers let their commitments dictate their actions.
“Make bold moves toward your dreams each day, refuse to stop, and nothing can stop you.”

Video

Hal Elrod – “The Miracle Morning”

-Egil

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