Have you heard of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod?
Hal Elrod has accomplished some amazing things in his life. He’s even overcome DEATH (yes, he was technically dead for several minutes after a car accident). After being a top sales person and successful motivational speaker, he breaks down his method for success. Wait for it….he gets up early. This is the time he uses for his own personal development before the day starts.
In The Miracle Morning, he talks about the six things he feels go into a “miracle morning.”
- Silence. This could be sitting with your thoughts or meditating specifically.
- Reading. Ideally, this is a personal development book or just something that is a departure from what you would normally read.
- Affirmations. A written statement about what you’re committed to. “I am committed to x so that I can achieve y.”
- Visualization. Either in your mind or looking at a vision board, visualize in your mind what it will look and feel like to achieve your goals.
- Journaling. The main purpose is for personal reflection.
- Exercise. This could be a full workout or just some movement for a few minutes to wake up your body.
You may recognize some of these things as those that we both try to focus on. We read a new personal development-type book every single month in our virtual book club. We’ve both attempted to meditate (though neither of us is consistent at it yet! It’s an ongoing struggle.). Many times, we exercise in the morning since that’s the best time to fit it in for our current lives. And, The Five Minute Journal provides a space for personal reflection and affirmations.
Overall, we’re on board with what Hal is saying. He encourages you to create your own “miracle morning” and, at this point, it seems like both of us are doing this, but not necessarily in the morning. If you aren’t doing any of these things already, Hal’s book could be the book to spur you into action. He makes a great case for each of these things and could even convince someone who is not currently considered a morning person to get up earlier!
Has anyone successfully integrated the miracle morning into their days? We’d love to know your experience and feedback on the process.