Fulfill Your Dreams: The Miracle Morning Way

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Are you purposefully writing your life story, or are you just going through the motions and taking whatever comes your way? Do you truly believe that you can fulfill your dreams and create the life you want?

In The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod tells his own life story. It’s a tale of overcoming challenges and taking control of his life, serving as inspiration to others. You, too, can write your life story and fulfill your dreams.

Read on to discover insights that you can apply to achieve the life you want.

How Far Are You From Fulfilling Your Dreams?

The Miracle Morning presents best-selling author and speaker Hal Elrod’s antidote to living a life of mediocrity. 

Although we’re born with a desire to learn and grow, most of us ultimately fall short of our potential and “settle” for less than what we want in life. Each day is much the same as the day before.

However, Elrod argues that everyone deserves to get and is capable of getting what they want in every area of life, including relationships, finances, career, health, spirituality, happiness, and more. The answer is implementing a simple daily personal development routine, which he says can empower anyone to surmount challenges, turn circumstances around, and transform any area of life, in a surprisingly short time.

Elrod promises that “The Miracle Morning” described in his book “can absolutely be the one thing that takes you where you want to be.” It’s a path that you can take to fulfill your dreams.

Writing Your Life Story

Elrod contends that his experience of overcoming two major setbacks and achieving success is evidence that others can do the same. 

The First Step to Fulfill Your Dreams

The first step is accepting full responsibility for every part of your life, rather than blaming someone else. Blaming is assigning fault for something, while taking responsibility means leaving the past behind and committing yourself to creating the life you want, starting immediately

Wherever you are in your life, it’s temporary and it’s a place of opportunity—to learn what you need to know, to become a person capable of creating the life you desire. Right now, you’re writing your life story by what you do. You’re the hero or heroine, likely overcoming challenges (the more challenges, the better the story). You’re in charge of what the next page will say.

You can create and attract anything you want in your life by developing into a person capable of doing so. This book is about helping you become that person. Your potential is unlimited.

Remember That Life Is a Miracle

A baby’s birth is often described as a miracle of life, yet many of us lose sight of the miracle of our own lives. When we’re young, adults assure us we can do anything and be anything we aspire to. At some point, as adults, many of us settle for less than the life we dreamed of. The average American is at least twenty pounds overweight, $10,000 in debt, mildly depressed, dislikes her job and has few, if any, close friends. This book is for those ready to reject the norm and create the life of your dreams.

In writing your life story, you hold the pen—and you choose the words. You are in control of fulfilling your dreams.

Fulfill Your Dreams: The Miracle Morning Way

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  • How getting up early and following a simple, daily routine can empower anyone to transform any area of their life
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  • Why hitting the snooze button is comparable to resisting your life

Elizabeth Whitworth

Elizabeth has a lifelong love of books. She devours nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, theology, science, and philosophy. A switch to audio books has kindled her enjoyment of well-narrated fiction, particularly Victorian and early 20th-century works. She appreciates idea-driven books—and a classic murder mystery now and then. Elizabeth has a blog and is writing a creative nonfiction book about the beginning and the end of suffering.

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