The one thing you need to do every morning to make your day great

(and it’s not yoga)

Last year I started reading Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning. I’d been dabbling in morning routes before, but a bit unstructured. Miracle Morning is a great way to get structure to start with.

As with all things personal development, you have to shape it to suit your own needs.

Most “gurus” out there are saying similar stuff about morning routines. There’s one thing they don’t highlight enough though.

It’s the one thing that made the most difference to me, and Peter Voogt calls it “spark the mind”.

It’s about getting your brain into a positive and excited mode, which makes getting into flow state much easier.

As with everything, you need to find a way to make it work for you.

I have a goal or vision statement for the next 6 month that I read. I read my one year goals, why I want to reach them, and what my main challenges are.

But one of the best things, for me, is to remind myself of the things I need to stop doing, what I need to start doing, and what I need to continue with.

For example, I need to remind myself that if I don’t have a clear plan, I feel overwhelmed. And I need to start working on the worst thing first.

I need to STOP fearing someone will find out I shouldn’t be here (impostor syndrome). I need to stop expecting perfection and instead welcome failure.

I need to continue learning from the best people. And I need to reach out to friends when I feel uncertain about what I’m doing.

Reminding yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing is underrated.

ACTION STEPS:

Take some time, a pen and a few sheets of paper.

Write down a short vision statement. Where would you like to be in 6 months. If you’re a visual person, make a vision board, or a private Pinterest board. Anything that will make you go “yeah, that’s why I get up in the morning!”.

Write three things you need to start, stop and continue with today to get there. These could be habits, good or bad, that will make an impact on how soon you reach your goal.

Imagine how your life would be in 6 months if you DIDN’T do this. Then imagine where you would be if you DID do it.

Is it worth reminding yourself every day?

Yes? Make it the key part of your morning routine.