Bookshelf: The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Morning makes it clear that in order to become successful, you have to dedicate time to personal development each day, and explains broader life premises that start with how you approach your day as soon as the alarm clock goes off.

Needing something to read pool-side whilst soaking up 30 degree heat on holiday in Spain, The Miracle Morning was thrown upon me by a good friend. I’ve never had the commitment to get through many books, but the The Miracle Morning seemed to spark a bit of a change. When this book was first given to me, I thought it was a bit ‘woo woo’. 180 pages all just to tell me to wake up at 5am? What a waste of time. However, within a few pages I felt like the ideas and concepts of the Morning Miracle made sense, and it even sparked the incentive to read more books beyond this one.


?‍♀️ Why this book?

No decisions were made on my part to reading this, sheer convenience!

? What I took from this book

  1. How you start the day feeds heavily into your mental attitude to the rest of it. Hitting snooze in the morning sets your mindset to viewing your day as something you don’t want to start; that you’d rather delay it. Hal gives the example that on Christmas day as kid, you feel excited to get out of bed and immediately want to start your day the moment you wake up.
  2. You can get a good night’s sleep, even if it’s just 4 hours. Your attitude to how good of a sleep you had often shapes how tired you feel.
  3. Have a pre-morning routine to get out of bed faster. Set your intentions the night before and you’ll find yourself getting out of bed with purpose.
  4. Lack of urgency. Our days are limited. That is a fact. You can’t sit around and wait for things to happen. The opportunity could be gone sooner than you would like. I can think of a few people off of the top of my head that have a crazy amount of urgency when it comes to jumping on opportunities. Most of those people tend to be mentors.
  5. Habits dictate your life. Your life is created by your habits. It’s almost like a math equation if you think about it (what I do) X (effort/regularity) = my life
  6. The 95% reality check. Only 5% of us will be successful monetarily. 5%! Most often, this isn’t down to chance. Finding a few hours a week for personal development is crucial to becoming part of that 5% and enjoying the path to it.

? My Top 3 Quotes

  1. “Out of 100 people once they reach retirement age: 1 will be wealthy; 4 will be financially secure; 5 will continue working because they have to; 36 will be dead; and 54 will be broke and dependent. (Cited from Social Security Administration)”
  2. “Our levels of success will rarely exceed our level of personal development, because success is something we attract by who we become”
  3. “‘Life’s too short’ is repeated often enough to be a cliche, 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

? Conclusion

I will indeed be trialling the 30 day challenge of doing ‘The Morning Miracle’, and waking up at 5am every day. However, I may drop a few things. Hal lists 6 steps he performs and recommends to do with your extra hour in the morning. These include silence, affirmations and visualising. Whilst, I’m sure these work for some, I feel the most motivated when I am planning and learning. Hal agrees that there’s no hard and fast ‘right’ way of doing the Morning Miracle, so instead I am spending my mornings researching, up-skilling, organising and scribbling ideas.

Take me to Amazon to buy The Miracle Morning. (not sponsored, what do you take me for)


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