“The levels of daily life totally depend upon how we open our eyes every morning.” – Ravikash Gupta
Here are 6 timeless personal development habits, if performed every morning, will create ‘miraculous’ changes in your life:
“If you want to immediately reduce your stress levels, to begin each day with the kind of calm, clarity, and peace of mind that will allow you to stay focused on what’s most important in your life, and even dance on the edge of enlightenment—do the opposite of what most people do—start every morning with a period of purposeful Silence by meditation you can perform it just by walking or sitting somewhere alone without any distractions.
Instead of checking your Mobile and seeing what’s happening in the world, check in with yourself by starting the day with a period of mindfulness. When you start the morning with either seated or walking meditation, you establish a calm and peaceful reference point for the remainder of the day. Think of your morning meditation like lighting an internal candle you use to find peace of mind during a noisy a chaotic day.
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ‐ Muhammed Ali
Consider a transformation or change you want to make in your life and phrase it as, “I [your name] have [transformation].” or I [your name] have the control over [change], it can be anything any power you want any thnk you want you to have to say it again and again in a loud and clear voice. Repeat your affirmation out loud with intense conviction. Affirmation forms belief; belief leads to action; action leads to progress; progress strengthens belief.
“You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them.” ‐ Michael Jordan
Be like the Olympic downhill skier who imagines going down the mountain, executing each turn perfectly. Visualize yourself executing the work you need to do today to become the person you aspire to be. When seeing yourself executing a task in your mind’s eye you make the task easier to execute later in the day because of visualization fires and strengthens the same neural circuits you’ll use to complete the task.
“Visualize the most amazing life imaginable to you. Close your eyes and see it clearly. Then hold the vision for as long as you can. Now place the vision in God’s hands and consider it done.” Marianne Williamson
When you increase your heart rate with aerobic exercise, you trigger the release of neurochemicals (dopamine, norepinephrine, and BDNF), which significantly increases your ability to focus during the day. John Ratey, a researcher at Harvard Medical Schools, says, “A dose of exercise is like taking a bit of Ritalin.”
“In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately,
one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.” ‐ Plato
After purposeful silence, affirmations, visualization, and exercise, your brain is hungry to learn – pick up a personal improvement book and start reading!
Whatever area of life you want to improve (relationships, health, finances, happiness), there is a book to guide you.
Books are the richest source of high‐quality, curated knowledge. Skim a book every morning to find one big idea that
may advance your life.
Scribing (or journaling) is the last step in the Miracle Morning protocol. There are many teachers that advocate for journaling.
“I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionized my mindset, transformed my heartset, and generally influenced in my life exponentially.” Robin Sharma
Based on my experience, journaling can help with a number of different areas of your life but today, I just want to list some main ones.
For example, you’re getting ready for a performance review with your boss, write out a few salary negotiation techniques from a negotiation book and plan out exactly what you will say during the salary negotiation part of your performance review.
When you write down ideas and implementation plans (“when…then…”), you dramatically increase the odds you’ll
retain and act on the nuggets of wisdom you acquire.
“Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days ‐ which inevitably
create a successful life ‐ in the same way, that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate
unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life.”