[Book review] Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod
As part of my morning routine involves reading, I’ve decided to now follow the good habit of writing about what I’d like to remember from a book.
Hal Elrod is a survivor (from a crash accident) and a serial entrepreneur who committed to improve his life and others one. His book ‘Miracle Morning’ describes how a morning routine can dramatically improve your life.
The main idea is that morning routine can really transform you life by offering many advantages :
- More time
- More energy
- More productivity
- More self-confidence
Hal Elrod provides several facts/testimonials to backup his claims and address most common rebuttals about waking up early: For those that fear the reduce sleep, he explains that needed sleep is mainly a perception and how the way you go to sleep is more important than the number of hour you sleep. This was a little surprising at first for someone like me who has always believed that 8h of sleep were needed, but testing proved Hal is right: I wake up more energized after a 4h sleep than a 9h night if I follow his advices when going to bed. I also realized that my average need is more between 6h and 7h than the believed 8h.
Elrod also describe a ““template”” in the form of a mnemonic S.A.V.E.R.S to put a routine in place and watch your life change.
- S for silence (Meditation / prayer)
- A for affirmation (stating your goals/credo)
- V for visualization
- E for exercice (pushups, yoga, running…)
- R for reading (to benefits from other knowledge/experience)
- S for scribing (an ordered todo list, a journal, a book)
What I want to recall from this book:
- Visualization works for athlete and numerous successful people, I have to get past my rational resistance and use it.
- Setting goals is important, keeping them in mind is crucial (that’s one of the main advantages, to me, for affirmation and visualization).
What I think about this book:
To me, this is definitely a good book because you feel self-motivated and inspired after reading it. The arguments/advices are valuable, the tone is right, Hal Elrod is so passionate and everything written is so true that the book resonate with me.