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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Today I'm sharing my book summary of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. The author talks about the importance of morning routine and how to design your morning miracle to transform your life.

This book will inspire you to review your morning routine and implement effective strategies to balance, optimize and maximize your life. You'll find an actionable framework you can use to improve your life. It's called Life S.A.V.E.R.S and stands for Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading and Scribing.

Biggest lesson: your morning routine can miraculously transform your life into an extraordinary one.


In The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod shares the transformative morning routine that has taken him from depressed and directionless to achieving his goals and dreams in life. This book includes six steps to help readers transform their lives.

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You'll find an actionable framework you can use to improve your life. It's called Life S.A.V.E.R.S and stands for:

  1. Silence
  2. ​Affirmations​
  3. ​Visualization​
  4. ​Exercise
  5. ​Reading​
  6. ​Scribing​

"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

By focusing on what we can learn from our challenges and how we use them to add value to the lives of others, we can turn any adversity into an advantage.

Romacio Fulcher always says, “There is always a way... when you’re committed.”

It begins with accepting total responsibility for every aspect of your life and refusing to blame anyone else.

In fact, the bigger the challenges, the better the story.

Most people resign themselves to a life of mediocrity, passively accepting whatever life gives them. Even achievers, who are highly successful in one area, such as business, tend to settle for mediocrity in another area, such as their health or relationships.

"To make profound changes in your life, you need either inspiration or desperation." – Anthony Robbins

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.

If you want to live an extraordinary life as defined and designed by you, then you must identify the fundamental causes of mediocrity so you can prevent them from robbing you of the life you want.

Why did you bother getting out of bed this morning? Think about that for a second...

The old saying, “You Snooze, You Lose” may have a much deeper meaning than any of us realized.

By simply changing your approach to waking up in the morning, you will literally change everything. But don’t take my word for it—trust these famous early risers: Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Aristotle, and far too many more to list here.

When are you going to actually live your life instead of numbly going through the motions looking for every possible distraction to escape reality? What if your reality—your life—could finally be something that you can’t wait to be conscious for?

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. Remember: your first thought in the morning is usually the last thought you had before bed, so take responsibility for creating genuine excitement for the next morning, every night before bed.
  2. Keep Your Alarm Clock Across the Room. Remember: movement creates energy!
  3. Brush Your Teeth. Use Listerine for extra umph!
  4. Drink a Full Glass of Water. Hydrate yourself, ASAP.
  5. Get In Your Workout Clothes. Earn your A.M. shower!

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.

The greatest gift we can give to the people we love is to live to our full potential.

"If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness." – Robin Sharma

"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

Everything is difficult before it’s easy. Every new experience is uncomfortable before it’s comfortable.

Remember the old saying you are what you eat? Take care of your body so your body will take care of you. You will feel vibrant energy and enhanced clarity immediately!

Habits are behaviors that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. Whether you realize it or not, your life has been, and will continue to be, created by your habits. If you don’t control your habits, your habits will control you.

Not only does having someone to hold us accountable increase the odds that we will follow through, but joining forces with someone else is simply more fun.

No matter what your past has been, you can change your future, by changing the present.

"Things do not change. We change." – Henry David Thoreau

Where you are is a result of who you were, but where you end up depends entirely on who you choose to be from this moment forward.

If you want your life to improve, you have to improve yourself first.

Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to wait for the latter to do the former.

Be grateful for all that you have, accept all that you don’t, and actively create all that you want.

They say misery loves company, but so does mediocrity. Don’t let the limiting beliefs of others limit what’s possible for you.

Your entire life changes the day that you decide you will no longer accept mediocrity for yourself.

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