How can you go from Good to Great, with your morning, your day and with your life?
For a few years I’ve been a believer that our thoughts create our reality. We get to decide.
You already have all the tools you need to take your life from good, or even just okay, to great.
In the morning, we don’t have to passively wait and see how we feel and what sort of day we’re going to have. Instead we can decide how our day is going to go.
“Win the Morning and you Win the Day”.
Last year I read Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and was blown away by the testimonials before I even got to the first chapter. The results people were achieving from following his morning rituals were amazing.
(I admit that I’m not going to be getting up at 5am to put into practice what he suggests, but there’s still so much good stuff there.)
I’ve also tried a morning success routine recommend by Carrie Green of the Female Entrepreneur Association, and have seen great results with it. I once joked to a mentor that I had to pause my success routine as I was getting too much work!
Like everyone else, even when I see great results with something, I don’t always keep going.
Self sabotage still gets to those of us who teach people about it!
This New Year I’ve decided to give this morning routine thing another go!
My alarm went off at 6am today. I did a 10 minute success mediation followed by a few minutes of gratitude (Tony Robbins style) and then listened to something motivating. Today it was the youtube video I’ve come across recently “Win the Morning, Win the Day”. Tomorrow I will read a few pages of a good motivational book.
To summarise what I’m trying each morning: I’ve taken some of the Miracle Morning book and melded with my favourite bits of Carrie Green’s success routine. Every morning at 6am, I’m starting with a 10 minute success meditation, then reading a few pages of a motivational book and also spending a few minutes thinking about things I am grateful for. But not just listing them, really feeling the gratitude for these things.
Change the Morning, Change your Life.
Win the Morning, Win the Day.
Take control of your thinking to take your day from good to great.
It’s not only getting up at 6am and spending around half an hour on these things that I plan to change for January. For this to happen I need to be going to sleep at a decent time. So that means less binge watching of Suits and no messing about on Facebook at 10.30pm, even if it is for “work”.
I’m interested to see what difference this makes in a month’s time and I will report back!
I encourage you to have a think about your morning routine.
You already have a routine even if you don’t realise it. You get up, maybe check your phone, perhaps brush your teeth, make a cup of tea, have your shower etc. You probably have a fairly regular routine going.
Is there anything you can adapt in your routine, so that you can “win the morning and win the day”?
They say our creativity is at its greatest just after we wake up. (That’s why I recommend to clients that they do their journaling as close to waking up time as possible and why I do my success meditation first).
We choose the life we create.
We create our thoughts, our thoughts create our reality. We can consciously create our lives.
Can you use this creative time of the day to spend even just a few minutes thinking about how you want to be feeling, what you want to be doing?
If we simply said to ourselves every morning when we wake, “today is going to be a great day” or “I love my life” or “I am so grateful for everything in my life” – how differently might we feel after a month of regular practice?
What statements could you adopt that you repeat when you wake up in the morning?
The most powerful two words are “I AM…” and it’s what we put after these words that determine our reality. Determine the way we feel, the way we see the world.
People tell me they don’t have time. It’s a rush in the morning.
Tony Robbins says (I’ve discovered just recently) if you don’t have 10 minutes, you don’t have a life. I have some sympathy with that.
If you want to change your life, or even one aspect of it, doesn’t that deserve 10 minutes of your time every day?
This morning I really wanted to stay in bed after my success meditation. I told myself I was quite tired and maybe I needed the extra sleep. I talked myself into getting up. I had one my new “Bulletproof” coffees (that’s another story) and I even managed to draft some documents(!) before getting the kids up for their first day back at school.
We sang over breakfast. We had time for breakfast!
We were early for school!
This is not my usual morning. It’s like the morning I imagined when I thought about my “perfect day”.. is that a coincidence?
I’d love you to commit to trying to add one positive action to your morning routine for January. Perhaps this is just a statement or two you choose to repeat to yourself when you wake. “Today is a good day”. “Today, I will enjoy my life”.
Get in touch and tell me what your positive action is going to be … because if you get accountable to someone, you’re 85% more likely to achieve that goal. Get into our Facebook group (click here to join) and share it with us.
I’m now accountable to all of you!
(It’s day 6 of my new routine now, and this week has been amazing!)
I’ve got a free training coming up on how you can create a morning routine for yourself to take your morning (and your life) from good to great!
to your happiness,