The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod: Summary and Lessons

“Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.”

Dan Silvestre
9 min readJun 11, 2020


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The Miracle Morning Summary

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is a 6-step morning routine using what are called Life S.A.V.E.R.S.: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing. A good book to pick up if you’re looking to upgrade your mornings.

Executive Summary

How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life.

The Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S.:

  1. Silence. Start every morning with a period of purposeful Silence of at least 5 minutes
  2. Affirmations. Program yourself to be confident and successful in everything you do
  3. Visualization. Imagine what you want to achieve and mentally rehearse what you’ll need to do to achieve it
  4. Exercise.
  5. Reading. Learn from the experts and model successful people who have already achieved what you want
  6. Scribing. Writing enables you to document your insights as well as any areas of opportunity

How to create your affirmations:

  1. What You Really Want
  2. Why You Want It
  3. Whom You Are Committed To Being To Create It
  4. What You’re Committed To Doing To Attain It
  5. Add Inspirational Quotes and Philosophies

How to visualize:

  1. Get Ready
  2. Visualize What You Really Want
  3. Visualize Who You Need To Be and What You Need To Do

How to read:

  • Begin with the end in mind



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