I have been rocking this goal lately, if I can brag a little bit. 😉 I feel like I’ve finally given up on reading any book that comes my way and instead, am focusing on those that actually sound really good and like something I want to invest my time in. I feel like going for anything really burnt me out and made it hard to complete this goal last year —> but now that I’ve focused on the best books, it makes it so much easier to just want to read.
Anyways! As a recap —> this year’s goal was to read a book a month; here are the books that I’ve read thus far:
- Yes Please
- Thinner in 30
- How I Came to Sparkle Again
- Fates and Furies
- Furiously Happy
- What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
- Run the World
- The Time Between
When we went to the cabin, my sister told me that I need to read this book, “The Miracle Morning,” that she had checked out at the library. It’s a really short read (self-help book) and I think I had it finished in about a day and a half. Here’s what the book summary is:
What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.
Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagined—is about to begin. It’s time to WAKE UP to your full potential…
Now before you get all eye rolly on me and start thinking “yeah right,” give it a shot.
I’m serious. Hal Elrod is definitely a large dose of glass half full, but he has some really good points and philosophies in his book. Remember how I talked about how I stopped hitting the snooze button? A lot of it was because of his insight and what I learned from reading this book. And you know what happened after I stopped hitting the snooze button? I got out the door and on my run faster, I accomplished a lot more in the morning and got to work earlier —> the jumpstart in the morning changed my perspective for the rest of the day and really made an impact.
I also like that he talks about how you need to figure out your why. What is your why for being on this planet? The why for what you do on a daily basis? I think this is an important question because it’s so easy for us to put ourselves on cruise control and just go through the motions of the day. But what is the bigger picture?
Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about it since I read this book and I still am not quite sure what I want my why to be. It’s a little scary to realize this, but at the same time, a little refreshing because it means that life is so wide open. When I figure out my why, I’ll definitely let you guys know.
I am not following what he preaches to a T — he does talk about the need to start your day with exercise, meditation, journaling and reading. I definitely kick off my day with exercise and meditation, but I’ve started to finish my day with journaling and reading. And I feel like it has really made a difference in my perspective in life and how I feel about things.
These are just the baby steps… and a good start to turning tomorrow into what I want it to be.
Yes, be skeptical, I was… but it was a good, quick read and I definitely took a few things away from it. I would definitely recommend checking it out (especially if you struggle with the snooze like I do!).
Snooze button: Yes or no?
Have you read The Miracle Morning? What did you think?
What was the last self-help/motivation book you read? Would you recommend it?
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