Quick Summary- The Miracle Morning Summary is building morning rituals which include S.A.V.E.R.S i.e Silence, Affirmations, Visualizations, Exercise, Reading, Scribbling which will save your life from mediocrity.
The Miracle Morning Summary Ch 1- The Origin of The Miracle Morning
It was 2008 when all businesses were in debt. His friend suggested him to start running. Despite the fact that he was not a morning person he chooses morning time for running.
This one thing i.e waking up earlier and running reduced his stress levels, given him clarity about what was going wrong and what should be done to correct things.
Slowly he came out of debt into profit. Further, he developed a morning ritual called S.A.V.E.R.S which can be performed in the first one hour to achieve Level 10 success in every area of life.
Why you should wake up this morning?
There is a relationship between success and mornings. If you observe mornings of successful people you will get it. They invest this time of zero disturbance into developing themselves.
On the other hand, people who are living in mediocrity wake up with resistance, despair. Live the whole day with less energy unfulfilled potential and sleep with worries. The same cycle goes on each day.
According to a report people who suffered from depression report that the morning time is most difficult.
If you want to achieve level 10 success in each area like relationships, health, wealth, work you have to invest your time and attention and no time can be better than mornings.
Thus your mornings can actually change your days, further weeks and months and years that’s why you should start waking up earlier.
How to wake up- If I’m not a morning person?
We can always change our beliefs and thus habits. If you really wanted to wake up earlier, you can become a morning person. Follow the 5 steps Snooze proof strategy which the author uses.
The 5 step strategy
If you have to rate your motivation level when you wake up, it will hardly Level 1. Increasing WUML( waking up motivation level ) can actually help.
Set the intention
Why do you want to wake up this morning? Mornings without clear purpose sucks. Thus, decide before you go to bed, what you will be doing with your morning time. Because last thought in your head will be the first thought when you wake up.
Put alarm clock away from you
When alarm rings, it will break your sleep and increase motivation level up to 2-3.
Turn on the lights
Turning off light can vanish sleep and increase the chances that you are not sleeping again.
Brushing teeth is the simplest activity you can do without any resistance and it will further increase your WUML up to 5-6.
Shower or exercise
Till now your sleep from eyes gone away now you can take wash to feel fresh or start your morning ritual.
The Life S.A.V.E.R.S- Six Practices to Save Your Life from Mediocrity
Human is always trying to fulfill the potential gap between who he is and who he wants to become. Following six practices can help you reach your ultimate potential.
‘S’ is for Silence
The first practice to make your morning awesome is the silence. Silence can be meditations, deep breathing, prayer, gratitude or just being with you. Meditation can reduce stress levels. Even one minute of silence can make your mind calm.
A is for Affirmations
You become what you thought thus affirmation can be an effective way to become the person you wanted to become. When you say,” I am a great person”, you actually started becoming great.
Affirmations work only when you say these phrases with deep feelings. It will never work if you repeat phrases mindlessly.
V is for Visualizations
Visualization is imagining what you wanted to be. It is aligning your thoughts and action with your vision. Visualization worked for many successful people and it can work for you too.
E is for Exercise
Exercise can beneficial for your body as well as mind too. Just 20 mins of any exercise which you like can make your body ready to work as a performer. I made a detailed book summary of spark which talks about exercise.
R is for Reading
Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body. While reading your mind continuously capturing details, processing and storing. This makes your brain more resilient. Reading is the best way to adopt knowledge. I will recommend you to read this book about reading.
S is for Scribing (Writing)
Human beings always focus on what they had not done yet or the remaining task. This constant focusing on the gap between what is done and what is remaining can decrease our confidence and demotivate.
Regularly writing things you are grateful for, you shift your focus from incompleteness to fulfillment. Doing this only for 5 mins can make a big difference.
The 6- Minute Miracle Morning
If you are too busy and can’t perform the ritual for one hour then you can perform this ritual for a single minute each day. Six minutes seems very less but if you do it for a regular basis it can make a huge difference over the period of time.
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With this, we come to the end of the miracle morning summary. Thanks for reading this book summary.