The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM
15-minute summary of Hal Elrod's bestseller
Greetings, larks, owls, and other unidentified circadian rhythm birds. What do you know about the philosophical implications of hitting a snooze button? Are you still in search of the final push to start exercising in the morning? And, most importantly — do you know that life transformation can happen in just 6 minutes?
To get answers to these intriguing questions, meet Hal Elrod. He’s a renowned author and success coach who graciously collected the best practices that humanity invented. These practices are abbreviated as S.A.V.E.R.S., which stands for Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing.
As promised in the title, Hal Erod’s book can help you transform your life, even if you’re a S.A.V.E.R.S. newbie.
‘I share my story with you simply to offer evidence of what can be overcome and achieved, no matter where you are in your life right now or how difficult your challenges may be.‘
Chapter one: Why when you snooze, you lose
The problem with hitting the snooze button on your alarm is not just about getting another 15 minutes of sleep. When you postpone getting up until the last possible moment, you are resisting your life. Your subconscious simply sees no point in waking up to something meaningless.
To fight the seduction of snoozing, Hal Elrod suggests the following wake-up strategy:
‘In order to optimize your ability, morning exercise is important because it brings you into a peak mental, physical, and emotional state so that you can win the day.‘
Chapter two: Convince yourself to keep quiet
Hal Elrod walked us through 5 easy techniques that will help you wake up effectively. Yet, the question of unwanted life remains valid. So here, the Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S. come into play. These daily practices will help you develop one or several aspects of your life — physical, spiritual, intellectual, etc. What is more, by practicing your chosen routine thoroughly, you will be able to figure out what holds you back in life. Empowered with this knowledge about yourself, you will be able to move on to living the way you want to.
The First “S” of S.A.V.E.R.S.
S denotes silence. It is not only the absence of sound. It also stands for peace and tranquility of your mind. How often do you find yourself waking up in the morning wrought-up and angry, nervous and apprehensive, or bitter and devastated? One way or another, we can almost hear our thoughts screaming in our heads and wonder whether others can hear us too. Purposeful silence is about both your mind and your body is quiet.
When nothing irritates you from both inside and out, purposeful silence is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress.
Silence will make you more aware of your goals and priorities, as you will finally get the time to listen to yourself. Here are some of the author’s favorite activities to practice during his period of silence:
Chapter three: A is for Affirmations
Affirmations are a bit downplayed in popular culture. However, they are useful in persuading yourself to be the person you want to be. Sometimes our parents don’t tell us the words we need to hear the most. As a result, we grow up feeling insecure and vulnerable. For example, saying “I am strong” to your face over and over again will help you build up the confidence you lack. And soon, you will start to believe what you are saying.
‘You will be a failure until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation, which clicks.‘
Florence Scovel Shinn
You can practice being silent and talking to yourself separately or together in this order. First, you calm down to the point when you can hear your true self again. And then come up to the mirror and say the words to transform you.