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The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)

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What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any—or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved?

What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is gu
Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published December 7th 2012
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Stefano FaNo Understanding is not enough. Since you wrote this comment, have you implemented the routine? I've started reading 4 days ago and 50% through, I've…moreUnderstanding is not enough. Since you wrote this comment, have you implemented the routine? I've started reading 4 days ago and 50% through, I've woken up at 6:20 every day and feeling awesome! I would recommend you read the book. There may be some parts you can skip if you are familiar with the practices, but read all of the beginning of the book.(less)

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Perrin Lindelauf
Oct 05, 2014 Perrin Lindelauf rated it it was ok
First, the overall premise is not a bad idea. However:

The target audience of this book is someone who has never read any personal development books and views the whole genre suspiciously. For me, it smacked of a basic thesis, padded with a hasty potpourri of other people's ideas and coated with gushing "you can have the life of your dreams!" promises. I found myself having to skim through basic explanations of meditation and visualization to get at what Elrod was offering as far as original thin
Xavier Shay
Jan 27, 2013 Xavier Shay rated it really liked it
So the writing is cringeworthy (over-the-top internet self-help blogger), but the technique rocks. I've been doing it a week and it's been the most productive and fulfilling week I can remember. Having described myself as a morning person for a while now without really being particularly good at it, I'm excited to be back on the wagon. It's a fast read (easy to skim most of it) and only a couple of dollars on amazon.
Mar 15, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
I'm going to do this review as a compliment sandwich. Good, bad, good.

Hal Elrod seems like a genuinely nice guy with a dramatic and interesting message. He's a near-fatal car crash survivor who was brought back from death and put back together during a long hospitalization at the age of 20. His character trait of resilience really shines through in the anecdotes he uses to illustrate his points-- he is not someone who rolls over and gives up on anything, and for that I salute him. He's someone
Jul 13, 2013 Nate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book. I've been an early riser for several years and have fallen off the wagon for several years. I always need a swift kick in the pants to motivate me. This is helping.

My only reservation for this book is the use of the "95%" statistic. Every stat Hal gives is "95%". If you're going to give outrageous stats to motivate people it would be helpful if 100% of them were referenced and backed by actual scientific data. Other than that 95% of the book is worth your time.
Apr 18, 2014 Rachel rated it it was ok
I started reading this, got through maybe 2 and a half chapters, and skimmed the rest. This is a decent book. He gives good advice, and I'm sure it works for those who stick to it. (I haven't even tried it at this point.) It really is all about changing your mindset. That being said, there were a few things that bothered me. Most of the book is all filler fluff - he takes forever to make his point. You could literally read the first line of each paragraph and understand it perfectly. The other t ...more
Peter Skaronis
Jun 07, 2014 Peter Skaronis rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!

All those years of listening to Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins, here comes Hal putting everything together in such a simple and profound way that is amazing.
As I grow older I realise that the simplest things create the biggest impact and the miracle morning seems quite basic until you try it.
You are awake at 5 am while most people are asleep and the silence allows you to see the bigger picture of things that I couldn't see before as a night owl.
your world is still asleep and hasn'
Dec 02, 2013 Chester rated it liked it
Good methods. Bad writing.
Jan 19, 2017 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read this in an hour because I skimmed through most of the pages. It didn't really give me any new information or useful tips. Most things seemed too farfetched and bogus claims.. anyway I read it and don't recommend it. Waste of the $5.
Etant une lève-tôt convaincue, j'avais hâte de me plonger dans ce livre pour découvrir comment profiter au mieux de cette partie de la journée.

A la fin de ma lecture je ressors plutôt déçue. L'histoire de l'auteur telle qu'il la présente au début est très intéressante et inspirante, c'est indéniablement quelqu'un de très positif avec une grande force mentale.

Malheureusement on tombe vite dans les clichés du genre. Hal Elrod nous vante encore et encore les bienfaits de sa méthode, qu'il présente
Anelia Dobreva
Apr 06, 2016 Anelia Dobreva rated it did not like it
I think this has been the fasted read I have had since highschool. Less than 24 hours. But that is not a compliment. The guy has a nice idea and a sensible self-improvement tool to offer but the essence of the book could have fit into half the volume of words or even less. It is repetitive. At several points I actually went back and forth a few pages because I though I'd accidentally skipped back on my reader. Add the pompous name, the excessive use of the word 'mediocre', the trademark signs ev ...more
Mar 29, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it
A very compelling argument to wake up at 5am or about one hour before you usually get up, including weekends.

It advices you to do the following for approximately 10 minutes each of that hour:
Read - something constructive
Write - a journal or something else

This all makes sense and probably would make a great start to the day. I'm tempted to give it a go but personally would rather trim back most of the other ideas to 5 minutes each and give 30-35 minutes to exe
Venus Blancia
Jan 23, 2016 Venus Blancia rated it liked it
This is probably my version of "I accidentally tapped my Kindle and I got no choice for Siri had finished reading it for me by the time I commanded her to remind me of my to dos." I did expect a lot from this book when I heard Hal's interview at 88 cups of tea with Yin Chang, one of my favorite podcast hosts. It was so promising, inspiring and all positive. I even made contacts with Hal several times in the TMM community letting him know how wonderful he is. Though I was expecting more, I know p ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Shayla rated it it was amazing
A book built around a really good idea “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development." -Jim Rohn As a first-year college student that was focusing purely on academics and letting my emotions and body go, I found this very interesting. When I didn't feel good physically or emotionally, I noticed my grades, body, and failed relationship (It's been a rough year) were also not very good.

Hal Elrod offers The Miracle Morning for waking up early, working on self-care, and
May 29, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find if I rush in the morning because I have gotten up too late or I am just too busy, my whole day is thrown off and even the rest of the week is out of whack. I have always found that easing into my day with relaxing routine in the morning gives me a good start. This book helped confirm that. We were given a copy of this book by a friend and I read it on vacation so that I would be able to put it into practice once I got home. Elrod spends an hour (approximately) each morning to give him a g ...more
Feb 14, 2016 Vicii rated it really liked it
today is a day for finishing books! I had read about 80% but never quite managed the last 20%. stuck at a children's party this afternoon and not knowing anyone I cleared the last few SAVERS so all in all it was a productive afternoon :)

really helpful book and even though I didn't read the last few savers it works out I've been doing them anyway. since the new year I've regularly been waking at 5.30 (without an alarm) which is an hour earlier than my alarm and taking time for me. it has helped g
Aug 14, 2016 Amir rated it liked it
Shelves: productivity
يه كتاب خوب كه نشون مي ده بيدار شدن مداوم صبح خيلي زود (:) مي تونه زندگي رو دگرگون كنه و بزگاني مثل آنتونيو رابينز، بيل گيتس، استيو جابز و... هم گواه اين موضوع هستن.

من يه مدت اين عادت رو داشتم و تجربيات اون زمان تكرار نشدني بود.

چيزي كه اين پروسه رو راحت تر و لذت بخش تر مي كنه داشتن يك همراه هست. از دوستان هر كس كه مشتاق قدم گذاشتن درين سفر بي نظير و رسيد به اوج هست يه پيام خصوصي بهم بده تا اطلاعات لازم رو بهش بدم.
Vanessa {Book ♥ Soulmates}
LOVED it! I can't wait to incorporate this 6 step miracle morning:
• Silence - Meditation, Reflection, Prayer
• Affirmations - Repeat positive affirmations
• Visualization - Visualize your goals
• Exercise - A brief morning workout will help get your day started right
• Reading - Personal development is essential to your growth and towards attaining your goals
• Scribing - Keep a journal to share your thoughts, ideas, goals, and gratitude
Thiago d'Evecque
Jan 12, 2016 Thiago d'Evecque rated it it was ok
Sofre dos mesmos problemas de outros livros de autodesenvolvimento, ou desenvolvimento pessoal, ou produtividade, ou qualquer outro nome escolhido para evitar a vergonha do termo autoajuda: o conteúdo principal do livro caberia em um capítulo, mas precisamos nos esquivar das dezenas de histórias de sucesso, elogios e as evidências de que esse é o melhor sistema do mundo para chegarmos ao que interessa. Além disso, não sou nem um pouco fã da motivação estilo The Secret (basta pensar positivo para ...more
Mar 20, 2016 ChaHibouYogi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai beaucoup aimé ce livre, très simple d'accès, avec des concepts plutôt simples à mettre en place et d'excellentes idées. D'ailleurs dès demain je tente les 30 jours de Miracle Morning ! J'étais déjà convaincue par le bénéfice de se lever plus tôt, ce que je fais depuis longtemps pour courir ou faire du yoga, mais là on a vraiment toute une structure, un vrai rituel qui est proposé et qui je pense peut être extrêmement enrichissant.
L'auteur se répète pas mal, parfois un peu trop mais ça perm
Jun 18, 2013 Jean rated it really liked it
This is a tough book to review...Hal's passion certainly comes through in his writing. For the first part, I felt there was a bit too much of trying to "Sell me" on the idea of "The miracle morning". Hey - I bought the book, so I must think it is a good thing, right? The ideas make SO much sense. So why am I not doing it? Old habits are tough to change. I AM now getting up a bit earlier, AND exercising upon awakening for at least 10 minutes. For me, I think "The miracle morning" will have to hap ...more
Marc Evans
Throughout the book Hal points out that he's "no writer", but his success as a life coach shines through with enthusiasm and a real desire to improve the lives of others. "The Miracle Morning" as a book and as a concept is a real testimony to the author's success and although the information within its pages is nothing new, you can't argue with its inspiring story, easy to remember mnemonics and to the point guidance. Rarely do I find a book that is so motivational, it inspires instant applicati ...more
Feb 03, 2015 Rachel rated it did not like it
Good idea, terrible execution.

Save yourself the read, here's my short summary:

Get up an hour earlier. Do your face, teeth and drink a large glass of water immediately. Go into another room of your house (i.e. not your bedroom), and spend the hour doing the following: sitting in silence, say what you want to achieve and work on today, visualise how you want to live your day, exercise, read and journal.
Jan 13, 2013 Angi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book was fantastic. I can definitely say that Hal Elrod has transformed my life. I absolutely look forward to doing The Miracle Morning every day and it has really helped me to get back on track with my life. Tomorrow is Day 9 of my 30 day challenge. I am not doing it all perfect yet, but I will get there and I am excited about the journey!!! Looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish in 2013 now!
Mar 27, 2014 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Very motivational

I've read several books along this topic of how to make the most of your day but I found Hal's book most beneficial because he's not afraid to share his specific examples...I love that! I need to see real life examples for this to really sink in so needless to say I'm starting his Miracle Morning program right away and expect to have very positive results.
Oct 31, 2016 Bogdan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Similar technique to Tony Robbins' book - get the edge- using positive affirmations, visualisation, exercise, etc. Having tried them in the past, i can confirm they work wonders for your general focus and productivity. The only thing you need to do is stick to doing it. Starting my 30 day challenge today.
Jan 14, 2015 Kristin rated it liked it
Good advice. Maybe not quite a miracle if you're truly an owl like me, but lots of good advice worth trying. EASY self-help read for those of us always looking to develop. Writers and literary types be wiling to overlook style issues.
Oct 05, 2014 Stacey rated it really liked it
This book is helping me set up a great morning routine, which is awesome because I have never been a morning person. I really like the ideas presented, but by the end it felt like way too much of a sales pitch. It definitely has some helpful, good information though.
Dec 22, 2013 Roberta rated it really liked it
Good book with great advice. Putting it into practice takes practice!
Kawsar Kamal
Apr 20, 2014 Kawsar Kamal rated it it was amazing
Hal Elrod presents a framework for changing your life for the better.

Hal's positivity and energy comes through in his book. Along with valuable techniques for waking up early, Hal provides insights on how to use the "Miracle Morning" as a keystone to influencing your days, weeks, months and ultimately who you are as a person.

The Miracle Morning has enabled me to take a wonderful self-transformation journey. Utilizing the Miracle Morning I am able to take on other initiatives and achieve consiste
Ting Jung Lee
Jan 20, 2015 Ting Jung Lee rated it really liked it
One of those must-read books to get inspired again and get your lazy butt off the bed (literally). The miracle morning consists of practices we all know we should do, but don't. Hal gives you the right push and plenty of topnotch motivational quotes. Have begun trying the miracle morning and it surely gave me a boost in the past few days. Can't wait to further put it in practice and turn it into a habit. One con is the crazy plugin of "visit my website for this or that". Takes away from the pers ...more
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