The Miracle Morning
Updated: Mar 5, 2020
It took me many years to get a grasp on my mornings. I finally decided that I was tired of wanting to be a morning person and began my transformation.
I'm not perfect, and it has taken me months to be able to honestly say, I am the type of person who gets up at 5AM regularly. Even on the weekends (most of the time).
I don't rejoice when the alarm clock goes off at 5AM, but after spending the last 60 seconds of my shower under the coldest water it can sprat, I am wide awake and ready to go.
While I began my transformation months before reading the book, it has given me additional clarity and a deeper understanding of the values in rising early.
Like Hal, I began waking up early because I finally realized that the sole responsibility for improving my life falls on me. In order to do that (improve my life and become a better version of myself each day) I needed time before the sun came up, before the kids work up, and before the work day started to do that.
"Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days - which inevitable create a successful life..."
My mornings don't exactly follow the framework that Hal lays out in the book, but they work for me. I may not be excited when the alarm goes off, but I genuinely want to get out of bed. My mornings serve a valuable purpose.
If the morning is difficult for you, make the choice to do mornings better.
This book can help.
"You'll quickly see that when you change the way you wake up in the morning, you change your entire life."