Morning Miracle, Chapter 1
Comments, highlights, & quotes from the book
I’ve debated about this, and the last thing I want to do is sound like a preacher, but writing helps me process things, and I do like the thought that maybe someone will read my words and be inspired, or understand me a bit more, or even read it and totally disagree – positive debate is great thing. Personally, I think not enough people in society think for themselves any more. We’ve all been conditioned to some extent or another in how to live, how to be, what to think. I like to explore everything, to consider, be open to other viewpoints, and decide what is best to me, to feel it. So here it is…my own personal sharing as I work through this book, slowing down and taking time to highlight and share.
The basic premise of this book is waking up to your full potential. I hate to call them habits, but perhaps a lifestyle and way of being, positive things to incorporate. This first chapter felt more like a build up but there were amazing quotes. I recently learned you can access these from the web, which makes it easy to share my highlights.
You’ve got to wake up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. —GEORGE LORIMER ~ I currently wake up craving a fresh cup of coffee and taking my dogs out for their morning romp. Does determination for coffee count? (kidding!)
What about you? Are you maximizing your potential and creating the levels of success that you truly want—in every area of your life? Or are there areas of your life where you’re settling for less than you really want? Are you settling for less than you’re capable of, and then justifying that it’s okay? Or are you ready to stop settling, so you can start living your best life—you know, the life of your dreams? ~ Yep, change is very hard for me unless it’s my idea. With each unexpected and often less valuable change I adapt…like the frog in a pot of water. You heat it slowly and the frog boils to death…
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Most people resign themselves to a life of mediocrity, passively accepting whatever life gives them.
You are just as worthy, deserving, and capable of creating and sustaining extraordinary health, wealth, happiness, love, and success in your life, as any other person on earth.
In order for you to stop settling for less than you deserve—in any area of your life—and to create the levels of personal, professional, and financial success you desire, you must first 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. ~ I think this resonates with me most. It’s easy and comfortable to do things as we’ve always done them
How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life—in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.
Life S.A.V.E.R.S.—six powerful practices which combine to make up The Miracle Morning and are guaranteed to save you from missing out on the extraordinary life you deserve to live—
Never forget that who you are becoming is the single most important determining factor in your quality of life, now and for your future. ~ Awesome reminder and a great way to start out the day.