As a woman who preaches about investing in yourself, this Autumn I am investing in myself and am part of The Clique Academy (a 12-week programme to develop an online business). As part of this training we were encouraged to try the MIRACLE MORNING so obviously I went out and bought the book.
Written by Hal Elrod, the book claims to teach you “the 6 habits that will transform your life before 8am”. As a night-owl, and definitely not an early bird, the thought of waking up before 8am doesn’t exactly thrill me, but I was willing to give the book a go.
Early on Hal explains his story of being in a car accident, dying for 6 minute, and then surviving but severely injured. However, he made the choice to turn his life around and not be defeated. He realised that “Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world. Our level of success is always going to parallel our level of personal development”. As a result of this discovery he decided to create a system to maximise the effectiveness of his personal development and The Miracle Morning was born.
Hal states that “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”. That is a horrific static, but doesn’t surprise me. This book is for those that want to be the 5% of society
The Miracle Morning involves 6 ‘Life Savers’ which Hal says are “six practices guaranteed to save you from a life of unfulfilled potential”.
This could be meditation, prayer, reflecting, deep breathing or gratitude
Repeating statements that reinforce the person you want to be and the life you want to have
Otherwise known as mental rehearsal. This is where you actively imagine a future moment. You visualise what you really want and see yourself living that life. Then who you need to be and what you need to do for that to happen
Pretty self explanatory but essential do something to get your heart pumping
Actively read books that will improve your knowledge and also allow you to learn from the best.
Really it should have been writing but that ruined the acronym. Hal encourages journaling of any sort, but recommends including a focus on being grateful and setting focuses for the day.
Overall, The Miracle Morning didn’t bring many new techniques to the table. That isn’t surprising sinceHal concentrate on using the best personal development techniques that were already being promoted. What Hal has done is bring together the best techniques and then put them into a system, which will enable people to incorporate all of the elements in a lovely package. Whilst also making sure it is catchy by using alliteration (a marketers dream).
What I particularly liked was Hal’s story and writing style. It was highly engaging and encouraging. I automatically wanted to start my Miracle Morning and truly believed in it’s power. I shared the book to a friend, who loved it and has started her Miracle Morning routine too.
This is definitely a book worth reading and doing!