Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable” as Want to Read:
The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,034 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning, shares his "miracle equation," the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential.

You Are Only Two Decisions Away from Everything You Want

If you are a regular in the personal development world, you might have heard that anything is possible. Yet "possible" isn't enough to ge
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Harmony
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Miracle Equation, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Miracle Equation

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.16  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,034 ratings  ·  125 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable
Chip Franks
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is extraordinary--

While most books change your mind and thoughts, or simply seek to inform...

The Miracle Equation is the RARE book that actually changes your BEHAVIOR.

I'm a big Miracle Morning fan, and that was the great thing about it, too: it gave a process to use to make life better.

While that one gave you a step by step plan to BE better--The Miracle Equation gives you a process (and an equation, of course) to DO be
Kristen Hall
Apr 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
I respect what Hal has been through in his life and I liked the other books I’ve read from him. This one, however, is a “I’m better than you” lecture disguised as a self-help book... and a repetitive, poorly edited one at that.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read hundreds of non-fiction titles (mostly self help and business). There is absolutely nothing new here, and I think the author would agree with me. Still, it's solid info, told in a nice casual way. The book is absolutely solid in it's approach. It's not particularly memorable for me, but I would certainly recommend it. I haven't read any of his other books, so I don't come to this book with preconceived notions or expectations. Thanks very much for the free advanced copy. I'm sure this ...more
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
I really enjoyed his first book, The Miracle Morning and was excited to read this one. I found the book to be oversimplified, believe you can do something and work really hard at it. The book was very difficult to get into and had to force myself to continue.
Brian Sachetta
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elrod’s story is an amazing and inspiring one, and it’s why I continue to read his books. It’s just incomprehensible to think about all he’s been through — the car crash, the physical injuries, the cancer, etc. The fact that he’s still walking, living, and helping others speaks volumes to his character and resolve. I admire him tremendously.

Those struggle-filled stories are on full display yet again in this one. Overall, it’s a simple, effective book for achieving what you want in life, with an
Amy Cope
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Some of the concepts really resonated with me and helped with some constant adversities.
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hal Elrod has just launched his latest book ‘The Miracle Equation’.
If you are the type of person who has big goals and you have been planning your success for years but just haven’t quite got your finger out and realised your dreams this is the book for you. Hal Elrod, wrote the Miracle Morning. The Miracle Morning also has thriving online community who all commit every day to getting up early doing SAVERS (six habits of self-development) which leads them to live dynamic and driven lives.

Like t
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Past a few weeks, I have been following the miracle morning routine with Ms. Bae,reading books and writing reports daily, especially while I am walking early in the morning. Now there is a follow-up book by Hal Elrod. Two decisions that move our goals to a reality 1) Unwavering faith and 2) Extra-ordinary effort. Deceptively simple yet rare in execution! That’s why so many people who read numerous self-help books never quite reach their destinies, nor just keep on reading more self-help books wi ...more
Anthony T
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Great follow on to The Miracle morning.

I just loved the miracle morning and this book gave more clarity to the practice. The process is outlined on how to achieve one's mission. This book is easy to read and takes the fear from setting your goals higher. There's also a method on how to deal with procrastination. Overall I feel this is a must read if one wishes to reach new heights.
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generally speaking Hal's message revolves around well-known premises of setting clear goals and splitting large missions up into smaller tasks. But what resonated with me was the recognition of the positive loop of determination and effort (which he expresses in terms of 'faith' and 'effort') that takes conscious steps to create, but should be able to sustain itself as long as your goals remain the same.
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: when-i-feel-lost
When I feel stuck on the goals I want to achieve, I come back to this book to remind me what I should focus on.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
As much as I liked The Miracle Morning, I was disappointed with this book. I felt that there was lots of filling more than actual substance.

I will try the technique and see how I get on
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I really enjoy using The Miracle Morning routine in my daily life and have seen its power! I also found so many excellent quotes in this book and found it inspiring. That said, I think "The 12 Week Year" says the same thing this book is saying, but 1) already said it many years ago and 2) says it in a way where a more fully developed and measurable plan can be created for personal growth. I will continue using The Miracle Morning routine paired with The 12 Week Year in my personal life. This boo ...more
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a Hal Elrod fangirl. Otherwise, I would never have read this book. But I love him so much that I was like, okay, let's see what this miracle equation is about (I had barely any idea what it was about going into this book, as I bought the audiobook on a whim).

This book was not something I felt was for me, as I don't have "big goals" I haven't already achieved (i.e. moving to Australia) or am not already pursuing (becoming a teacher and becoming a permanent resident in Australia). So listenin
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Hal Elrod has done it again! I read his book The Miracle Morning three years ago, and have been following his Miracle Morning community since then. When I heard he was writing The Miracle Equation following his cancer journey, I was intrigued. Hal does an extraordinary job explaining how to turn your biggest goals from possible, to probable, to inevitable. I was skeptical at first that only two decisions can turn one’s goals into results. I loved how Hal breaks down the two decisions: unwavering ...more
Little Nook
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: productivity
It's a decent book. I actually enjoyed this more than his Miracle Morning.

This one he delves deeper into the meaning of goals and how to form them. He dedicates almost half the book clarifying and explaining two ideas which he calls the formula for attaining your miracles (goals) (1) Developing unwavering faith which is founded on the belief that you must start with believing you deserve what you're striving for and (2) Putting extra ordinary effort to achieve those miracles over an extended pe
April Taylor
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life changing and Insightful

If you are ready to change your life and open to the idea of creating your own miracles this book is a must read.

What I Loved:

* As a reader and lover of of Hal’s Miracle Morning Series I was thrilled to see his miracle equation in this book.
*Easy to read
*Inspiring stories from other Miracle Mavens
* Deep concepts explained simply
* The explaination of why affermations are misunderstood and how to make them work for you.

Who should read this book:

* I believe this book is
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who wants to change a thing or two in their life
I first came across Hal Elrod about 2-ish years ago, when more and more youtubers were telling stories of how their life changed since implementing the Miracle Morning he promoted in his probably most popular book (I only know him through that one, so my guess might be bias). I never really gave it a second thought though.

After listening to a podcast* where he was the guest for the day, it finally clicked and I gave this book a try. I would also claim it's changed my life already, despite it onl
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: education
Successful people create their own good fortune. This makes them miracle mavens (Hebrew, one who knows). What keeps miracles mavens going when there is rejection or failure, is an unwavering faith that they will be able to create miracles to bring their vision to fruition.
(And this is why I will be accepted into the Rogue Valley Symphony Chorus) I have a beautiful voice. I will say this to myself every day. And I my sight reading is excellent. ps - I was accepted)

“Miracles are not contrary to n
Diego Seben
What is the main purpose of a book? To me is to get motivated. However, after sometime reading it I got demotivated!. So I decided that it was enough.
I will have to give 3 stars to this book, only because Hal is a great person when it comes dealing with his problems, no doubt on that, how he dealt with his cancer and car accident just awesome! I will start using his mindset towards this. However, when the book came to chapter 6 "Mission" I just couldn't continue reading it anymore. I mean he is
Cullen Haynes
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
From the best-selling author of The Miracle Morning, shares his next magic bullet...

The Miracle Equation, is a result of his research of what the world's top achievers have used for centuries. In his own personal life, he used it to thrive against seemingly insurmountable odds, from overcoming life-threatening health challenges to near financial ruin.

The formula itself is simple, almost pithy, yet perhaps that's where its charm and potential results comes from: -

💥 Unwavering Faith + Extraordinar
Lynn Foreman
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My journey with Hal Elrod began about a year and a half ago with stumbling into The Miracle Morning. changed me. I have control of my inner world, and see the positive effects in my outer world. The Miracle Equation builds on that and gives you actionable items that WILL change your mindset and allow you to create your own miracles in your life - becoming a "miracle maven".

Hal may tell you things in here that you don't want to hear. You need to hear them. Let him guide you through over
Julia Doherty
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you look at my reviews I very rarely give five star ratings but this book deserves a 10!

I stumbled on a podcast which pointed me in the direction of this book and the timing was just perfect. I’m just about to set my goals for 2020, but now I’m setting missions! There are some very strong messages throughout the book and my key takeaways were:-

1. Loved the 5 minute rule! Can’t change it.
2. Affirmations that are real are working really well for me, as well as writing down each day just one
Eric Beheler
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical-books
Being a big fan of Hal Elrod, and following him for a few years now I'm a little biased, but I have to say even if I haven't heard of Hal before I read this book I would have loved it just as much. It was a great read, and Hal's personal story is so inspiring.

I got the book two days after it came out, but I promised myself I wouldn't start on it till I finished the physical book I was reading at the time. And even though I loved the book I was reading at the time it took me over three weeks to
Victoria Klein
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I haven't read Hal's previous book, "Miracle Mornings," I've certainly heard a lot about it in the entrepreneurial space. Some love it, some make fun of it because they say they could never get up that early. Either way, I was intrigued by the concept.

In the first few chapters of "The Miracle Equation," I almost stopped reading. It all felt a bit hokey and too good to be true (and that's coming from someone who is used to woo-woo stuff, having been a Yoga teacher). Even feeling that way,
Astrid Paramita
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do believe everyone would at least have a hunch of how this works. When one has an unwavering belief and puts in extraordinary effort, one gets successful in life.

But why don’t we all do it?

Do we fall off the wagon in between?

Hal breaks down the steps to tangible ones, steps we should do on a daily basis, steps that doesn’t just consists of woo woo affirmations. He shared a workbook that (could) guarantee success if you practice it consistently. That’s probably the biggest takeaway from this
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
I won a copy of The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable by Hal Elrod from Goodreads.

Readers may be familiar with the adages " Believe in yourself " and "Work hard to succeed," but in his book , The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable, Hal Elrod addresses some of the roadblocks encountered by individuals pursuing dreams and ambitions. Readers are inspired b
Edward Loduca
I have listened to this book twice consecutively on the heals of Hal Elrod's "The Miracle Morning" which I listened to 3 time consecutively. I had already started my miracle morning practice and found it to be very helpful. While I don't 100% align with everything Hal shares I do agree with the general spirit of it and most of the concepts.

His equation of "unwavering faith" + "extraordinary effort" = "miracles," or success, makes total sense. His strategies for achieving them are quite sound as
Lea Luminarias
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basically as what it says in the cover, the formula of making miracles and achieving your goals is Unwavering Faith + Extraordinary Effort. Since the information I gained from reading the book is not so new to me, I rate it 4 instead of 5. But generally, the message of the book is very powerful and inspiring. I've read both The Miracle Morning and this book, and Hal's story is an example that if you believe in yourself unconditionally, gain the knowledge you need to achieve what you want, and ac ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read via Blinkist

Actionable advice:

The Five Minute Rule

Here’s how it works: it’s okay to feel bad when things go wrong, but not for more than five minutes. When you suffer a setback, you set a timer and do whatever you need to – scream, cry, kvetch or punch a wall. Then, when the time’s up, you say, “Can’t change it” aloud and move on.

The reason the rule is so effective is because it taps into a powerful truth: emotional pain isn’t caused by external events that are beyond our control, but by ou
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
  • Time and How to Spend It: The 7 Rules for Richer, Happier Days
  • Everything Is Figureoutable
  • The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life
  • Choose: The Single Most Important Decision Before Starting Your Business
  • The 12 Week Year
  • The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall
  • The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  • Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back
  • Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story
  • Stillness Is the Key
  • Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love
  • There's No Plan B for Your A-Game: Be the Best in the World at What You Do
  • Blockchain: The Next Everything
  • The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything
  • Moonshot: What Landing a Man on the Moon Teaches Us about Collaboration, Creativity, and the Mind-Set for Success
See similar books…
Hal Elrod is the author of the #1 international bestseller "The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life... (Before 8AM)" available at ...more

News & Interviews

In most historical romances, love and marriage go together like...well, a horse and carriage. But what if the girl part of the girl-meets-boy...
36 likes · 15 comments
“The real purpose of every goal you set is to become the type of person who can consistently set and achieve significant goals.” 1 likes
“The purpose of setting a goal is not to hit the goal. The real purpose of setting a goal is to develop yourself into the type of person who can achieve your goals, regardless of whether you hit any particular one or not. Some goals you’ll reach, and some you won’t. It is who you become by giving it everything you have until the last moment—regardless of your results—that enables you to develop the mindset and behaviors that will help you achieve bigger and bigger goals for the rest of your life.” 1 likes
More quotes…