The book of the month this month is “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. 

Hal is a human enigma. He’s the cat with 9 lives. When he was 20 years old, he barely survived a car crash that should have left him crippled for life, and with permanent brain damage. After six minutes with no pulse, he was brought back to life, evacuated by helicopter to the hospital. After six days in a coma he awoke to his new reality in hospital. He would be crippled for life. Instead, he made a decision to control his emotional state. From that launch pad, he was able to reprogram his life narrative and physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially put his life back together. 

So much of life’s success has nothing to do with what actually happens to us. Our perception of what it means is completely of our own creation. Hal is living proof of that. 

We are all born with many things in common. One of them is the innate desire to grow, to improve our lives and ourselves. 

Hal figured out while he was lying in the hospital bed staring at the ceiling, that he alone could control his mental state, not his circumstance. He knew that he had a steep setback to overcome. If he was going to truly overcome his predicament, it would take an extraordinary series of steps. One simple change was unlikely to be enough to have a measurable impact. So he made a decision to combine the best practices of several practices into a single intense explosion of activity to start his day. 

His doctors thought he was delusional. He was not supposed to be able to walk again. Only weeks after his accident, he started taking the steps that would ultimately regain full physical ability. 

Years later after writing the book, Hal suffered another major setback. He recently was diagnosed with a life threatening form of cancer and only given a few weeks to live. Here again, Hal dug deep into his archive of knowledge about how to control his mental state. He combined a healthy lifestyle, the cocktail of drugs the oncology threw at him, and the practices of the Miracle Morning. Hal should not be alive today. 

At one point in his career, Hal faced near financial ruin. Strangely, he found that experience more difficult and more isolating than his real near death experiences. There is really something to managing your emotional state. 

Hal made the decision not to focus on loss, on the bad things. He decided to focus 100% on making the best of what he had. He could not change the past. He could only move forward, and he dedicated his life to fulfilling his potential.

The book is based on the core principles.

  1. You are just as worthy, deserving and capable of creating and sustaining health, wealth, happiness, love and success in your life as anybody else on earth
  2. In order for you to stop settling for less than you deserve, you must dedicate time each day to becoming the person you need to be, one who is qualified and capable of consistently attracting, creating and sustaining the levels of success you want.
  3. How you wake up each day and your morning routine dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. 

Simply by changing the way you wake up in the morning you can transform any area of your life faster than you thought possible.