Book Category: Motivational,

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) (book summary)

Author: Hal Elrod
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Quick Summary

Elrod’s The Miracle Morning does an excellent job at detailing the components of a productive start to the day.

Key Insights

  • Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world
  • The first hour is the rudder of the day
  • My past does not equal your future
  • Discipline creates lifestyle
  • Everytime you do the easy thing, instead of the right thing, you are shaping your identity
  • “Now” matters because what you are doing today is determining who you are becoming
  • Life S.A.V.E.R.S. – Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing
  • Schedule 3-5 hour blocks of time to achieve success and maximize productivity

Personal Application

  • Protect your mornings
  • Add meditation and affirmations to my morning ritual
  • Journal more

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

“Why is it that when a baby is born, we often refer to them as “the miracle of life,” but then go on to accept mediocrity for our own lives?   Where along the way did we lose sight of the miracle that we are living?”

“Your level of success, will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

“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

“It’s been said that the first hour is the rudder of the day. If I’m lazy or haphazard in my actions during the first hour after I wake up, I tend to have a fairly lazy and unfocused day. But if I strive to make that first hour optimally productive, the rest of the day tends to follow suit.” – Steve Pavalina

“Always remember that who you’re becoming is far more important than what you’re doing, and yet it is what you’re doing that is determining who you’re becoming.”

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