Morning Miracle, Chapter 2
Comments, highlights, & quotes from the book
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
I love having an insane imagination and dreams, but doing the same thing over and over expecting change…not so much. I spend quite a bit of time sometimes, wondering what makes me happy. Other times it’s all by feel, and mood…which changes A LOT being a Scorpio. Change isn’t easy, especially when it’s not my own “inspired idea” like writing a script, creating a dance, or taking up a new hobby.
I believe we have innate talents that we sometimes hide behind the mundane. Promising new experiences we may not have because we hide behind what’s comfortable and “safe”. I believe we can and should always keep growing and evolving, and that who we are and what we do touches not only our lives but that of others. I realize that certain parts of me and my life keep growing, while other’s don’t – because it’s easier to stay the same. Life unfolds in mysterious ways, but being open to it..listening to the messages is just as important too.
I have a quote on my profile, which I re-read often for myself.
“Embrace everything. Regret nothing. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
Quotes from Chapter 2:
feeling stressed or overwhelmed, going for a run enabled him to think more clearly, lifted his spirits, and helped him come up with solutions to his problems.
You know how sometimes you hear something over and over again without actually implementing it, but then one day it finally clicks for you?
“Your level of success, will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become,”
developing myself into the person I needed to be to attract, create, and sustain the level of success that I wanted.
We all want Level 10 success, in every area of our lives—health, happiness, finances, relationships, career, spirituality, you name it—but if our levels of personal development (knowledge, experience, mindset, beliefs, etc.) in any given area are not at a Level 10, then life is always going to be a struggle.
Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world. Our level of success is always going to parallel our level of personal development. Until we dedicate time each day to developing ourselves into the person we need to be to create the life we want, success is always going to be a struggle to attain.
commit to making personal development a priority in my daily life.
bestselling author, Matthew Kelly says: “On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy.”
committing to my personal development in the morning, it would give me a positive motivational kick-start to my day.
more energized, more focused, and more motivated for the rest of my day.
“It’s been said that the first hour is the rudder of the day. If I’m lazy or haphazard in my actions during the first hour after I wake up, I tend to have a fairly lazy and unfocused day. But if I strive to make that first hour optimally productive, the rest of the day tends to follow suit.”
“Hal, if you want your life to be different, you have to be willing to do something different first!”
personal development practices that I had learned over the years, but never implemented—at least never consistently. Activities like meditation, affirmations, journaling, visualization, as well as reading and exercise.
Silence Sitting in silence, praying, meditating, and focusing on my breath, for 10 minutes. I felt my stress melt away, felt a sense of calm come over my body and ease my mind.
Reading I was reminded that it only takes one idea to change your life, and I felt motivated.
The affirmation was a powerful reminder of the unlimited potential that was within me—and within each of us. I decided to write my own affirmation. I jotted down what I wanted, who I was committed to being, and what I was committed to doing to change my life. I felt empowered.
Visualization what it would be like to manifest each into my life. I felt inspired.
Journaling On this day, I wrote what I was grateful for in my life. Almost immediately, I felt my depression lifting, like a heavy fog which had been weighing me down. It wasn’t gone, but it felt lighter. The simple act of writing down the things I was grateful for lifted my spirits. I felt grateful.
Exercise motion creates emotion. I felt energized.
stress levels dropped dramatically. I had more energy, clarity, and focus. I felt genuinely happy, motivated, and inspired. Thoughts of depression were a distant memory.
newfound levels of energy, motivation, clarity, and focus I was able to easily set goals, create strategies
enabling each of us become who we need to be to create the lives that we want; to positively influence the lives of others, and change the world around us.
making consistent, daily progress towards the life you truly want and deserve, your success—and the life of your dreams—is inevitable.