Recently, I found the writings of Hal Elrod. It was quite by chance I happened upon his work. Actually, I was doing some research on advanced Kindle marketing strategies, when I found the Kindle version of his book, The Miracle Morning.
Intrigued by the title, I took a look inside. One thing led to another. I watched a few of Hal’s YouTube videos, went to his website, bought the audio version of his book and then the Kindle version.
Deciding to dig deeper, I committed to testing out his morning process.
“Every time you choose to do the easy thing, rather than the right thing, you are shaping your identity, becoming the type of person who does the easy thing rather than the right thing.” Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning.
This thought jumped out at me, especially when Hal pointed out that most people live in the space of, “I can do it differently tomorrow.”
Until we accept that this is one of the most powerful ways to sabotage our success, it’s likely we won’t achieve our greatest potential.
Tomorrow Never Arrives
The fact is, tomorrow will never arrive. How often do we say, “I can do it differently tomorrow.”
Amazingly, tomorrow never seems to arrive. Why? Because most people continue to use the excuse, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” over and over.
Without realizing it, you’ve settled for a life of mediocrity. This is the place the majority of people reside.
One of the most powerful steps you can take is turning your tomorrow into today. Instead of saying you’ll get around to something tomorrow, whether it be make those prospect calls, call a loved one, eat healthy, start an exercise regime, take your dog on a walk or whatever it is you say you will improve upon, if you keep it in tomorrow you will experience days, weeks, months, even years slipping by.
30 Day Commitment
Realizing there are areas my life in need of improvement, I made the decision to implement the morning process for a minimum of 30 days.
Soon I am beginning a 30 Day Turnaround Challenge. Starting The Miracle Morning is is what I am doing to lead up to the Turnaround Challenge.
It’s been only a few days and already, I’m noticing improvements in several areas of my life. The most obvious improvement is my focus. While at my desk, I’m tackling my “to-do” list with more concentration and speed. Rather than getting distracted while working on a project, my mind is laser focused.
For someone who gets challenged with “bright shiny objects” this is a big deal. Over the next 30 days, I’ll share more about my experience and progress with The Miracle Morning process.
In a nutshell, there are six activities I do for 10 minutes each… an hour of setting the tone for the day.
Hal uses an acronym for the process. S.A.V.E.R.S. to remember what the six activities are.
It’s a very powerful process. When I initially found his information, I did three things…my way. Although I felt good about this, after a few days I decided to commit 100% to Hal’s method.
I’m now doing all six and have to say, it’s a great way to start the day.
Each of the activities is done in a state of deep focus and concentration.
On the exercise, this is not what I normally do like when I take my 10-mile bike rides, 5 mile runs or hour in the gym.
It’s more about waking my body up, appreciating what it does for me and getting the blood flowing in my veins.
On the scribing, it is done in a journal… long hand. Nice process that accesses a different part of the brain and creativity than typing on the computer does.
Check out the book. If you’re a Kindle Prime member, you can read it for free. If not, you can buy the book for about $15.
The bottom line is this; you create your life based on the choices you make. Even when life throws us a curve ball with unexpected happenings, by taking more control of your day with a morning process, you are better equipped to handle whatever comes your way.
Wishing everyone a GREAT day.