The Miracle morning summary Author says no matter what your life is like right now—whether you are currently experiencing extraordinary levels of success, enduring the most challenging time in your life, or somewhere in between—there is at least one thing we have in common (probably a lot more than just one, but at least one that we know for sure): We want to improve our lives, and ourselves.
THE MIRACLE MORNING BY HAL ELROD
The Miracle Morning Six Steps
Summary of The Miracle Morning By Hal Elrod
Author says for achievers and top performers who are already experiencing extraordinary levels of success, the Miracle Morning can be a game-changer, by allowing you to attain that elusive next level and take your personal and professional success far beyond what you’ve achieved in the past.
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.
You are in the process of writing your life story, and no good story is without a hero or heroine overcoming their fair share of challenges. In fact, the bigger the challenges, the better the story.
Wake Up Your Full Potential
Why is it that when a baby is born, we often refer to him or her 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?
Author says there is nothing that says you have to settle for less than you truly want in any area, just because most people do. Even if most people includes your friends, family, and colleagues. You can become one of the few people that actually achieve extraordinary success in EVERY area of your life.
How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life—in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days.
In order for you to stop settling for less than you deserve—in any area of your life—and to create the levels of personal, professional, and financial success you desire, you must first dedicate time each day to becoming the person you need to be, one who is qualified and capable of consistently attracting, creating, and sustaining the levels of success you want.
The Success Parallel
Author says 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. Until we dedicate time each day to developing ourselves into the person we need to be to create the life we want, success is always going to be a struggle to attain.
Every day you and I wake up, we face the same universal challenge: to overcome mediocrity and live to our full potential. It’s the greatest challenge in human history—to rise above our excuses, do what’s right, give our best and create the Level 10 life we truly want—the one with no limits, the one so few people ever get to live.
Being average means to settle for less than you truly want and are capable of, and to struggle for your entire life. Every day, most people settle, and most people struggle on almost every level. Physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, financially.
Don’t place unnecessary limitations on what you want for your life. Think bigger than you’ve allowed yourself to think up until this point. Get clear on what you truly want, condition yourself to the belief that it’s possible by focusing on and affirming it every day, and then consistently move in the direction of your vision until it becomes your reality.
Circle of Influence
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. If you are surrounded with lazy, weak-minded, excuse-making people, you’ll inevitably become like them.
On the contrary, if most of the people you associate with are constantly complaining and focused on the negative side of life, the odds are you will be too. If your friends are not striving to improve their lives, or if they’re struggling financially, then they’re not going to challenge or inspire you to do any better.
It is often said that “misery loves company”, but so does mediocrity. Don’t let the fears, insecurities, and limiting beliefs of others limit what’s possible for you. One of the most important commitments you will ever make is to proactively and continuously improve your circle of influence. Always seek people who will add value to your life and bring out the best in you. And of course, be that person for others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
HAL ELROD is living proof that every single one of us has the ability to overcome our adversity and create the most extraordinary life we can imagine. At age 20, Hal was hit head-on by a drunk driver, died for six minutes, broke 11 bones, suffered permanent brain damage, and was told he would never walk again. Defying the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, he has gone on to become a Hall of Fame business achiever, ultra-marathon runner, multiple-time #1 bestselling author, hip-hop recording artist, husband, father, and international keynote speaker.
Hal is one of the top-rated keynote speakers in the country. While corporations, associations, and non profits regularly bring Hal in to speak at their conferences, he has a passion for positively impacting young people.