Sandra Mileikyte
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The Miracle Morning

book review

 
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Quick facts

Category - Productivity and self-development

What it’s about - transforming your mourning routine to achieve everything you have ever wanted.

My verdict - I was hyped to read this book so, naturally, I had high expectations. While the beginning was intriguing and really motivating, it started to feel a bit repetitive towards the middle and the end. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book, but only if you’re going to put things in practise (like with any personal development book).

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My favourite quotes

Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be.

‘Life’s too short’ is repeated often enough to be a cliché, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless; it’s painful.

‘If you want your life to be different, you have to be willing to do something different first!’

Always remember that where you are is a result of who you were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be, from this moment on.

Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to wait for the latter to start doing the former.

Replace your judgments with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude, and trade in your fear for love.

Be grateful for all that you have, accept all that you don’t, and actively create all that you want.

Everything is difficult before it’s easy. Every new experience is uncomfortable before it’s comfortable.

 

On motivation

‘There is always a way… when you’re committed.’

I want a life of freedom, where I get to wake up and do what I want, when I want, with whomever I want. I want to get out of bed every day and truly love my life. I want to love my work, and I want to love the people I get to share my life and work with. That’s my definition of success. That kind of life doesn’t just happen. It must be designed.

Get clear on what you truly want, condition yourself to the belief that it’s possible by focusing on and affirming it every day, and then consistently move in the direction of your vision until it becomes your reality. There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail –only learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Whether you realise it or not, your life has been, and will continue to be, created by your habits. If you don’t control your habits, your habits will control you.

 

On personal growth

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.

Your level of success, will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.

You may think it’s no big deal to miss a workout, procrastinate on a project, or eat fast food because you’ll get a ‘do-over’ tomorrow. You make the mistake of thinking that skipping that workout only affects that incident, and you’ll make a better choice next time. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We must realise that the real impact and consequence of each of our choices and actions –and even our thoughts –is monumental, because every single thought, choice, and action is determining who we are becoming, which will ultimately determine the quality of our lives.

Every time you choose to do the easy thing, instead of the right thing, you are shaping your identity, becoming the type of person who does what’s easy, rather than what’s right.

On the other hand, when you do choose to do the right thing and follow through with your commitments –especially when you don’t feel like it –you are developing the extraordinary discipline (which most people never develop) necessary for creating extraordinary results in your life.

Discipline creates lifestyle.

 

Tips on Miracle Mornings

Morning exercise is crucial to maximising your potential, because it puts you into a peak mental, physical, and emotional state so that you can win the day.

Set your intentions the night before.

One of the most effective strategies for overcoming habitual procrastination and maximising your productivity is to start working on your most important –or least enjoyable –tasks, first thing in the morning.