I have just bought The Miracle Morning, a best seller written by Hal Elrod who wants to help me to reach my life’s goals thanks to a morning routine.
It’s my brother who has warmly recommended it to me. According to him, this book has changed his life! Well, I’m already a morning person, so I thought : « why not? ».
It’s the third self-help book that I have acquired. The first one is about how to live happy as a « gifted adults ». I have got it after that I have been identified with a high IQ. But I’m not agree with this diagnose and this book makes me angry, so I have never really read it. The second one is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. And if tidying up my dressing has been quite easy, I have been annoyed by the extremism of the sorting method: keep only what make you happy, throw away the rest. What a method for the wealthy! You see, my socks don’t brought me joy and delight. But, they are useful on a daily basis! They don’t even have holes for the toes! Anyway… Let’s go back to The Miracle Morning.
I have decided to give a chance to Mister Elrod to explain to me how to improve my life. Therefore, this afternoon, instead of tackling the pile of laundry, it seemed to me much more important to start my reading.
Mister Elrod explains that I have made the good choice by buying his book, that his method has changed his life and it will do the same for me (Ho! What a coincidence! Marie Kondo’s book starts just the same!). Then he begins to tell his story, when suddenly BANG! Here comes a description of a terrible car accident, with such a level of details that it competes with a gore and violent episode from GoT.
After this little shock, he explains to me that if he has overcome these hardships, so everybody can! Because we are responsible for our own life!
It reminds me the articles from Live Your Legend, a community that wants to help you to find and do work you love.
The complicated part with these books, these methods, these articles, it is that in the end, they are quite disconnected from our realities. Of course, it feels good sometimes to read that kind of stuff. These articles are reminding us great truth about life, in a spoonful of inspiration to help the medecine go down, in a most delightful way. Because this bloody story at the beginning of the book, if it’s tell this way, it’s to raise our emotions to make us swallow messages more easily. I don’t say that it’s necessarily a bad thing. I do « consume » these kind of speeches myself. I sometimes need a voice to tell me: « Come on lazy girl! Put your bag of sweets away, say goodbye to the Doctor, turn off Netflix and get your ass up or nothing will ever change! » (Yes, my little voice isn’t really a nice one…).
But, even if it is boosting my motivation and I say to myself: « Yes of course! I’m the master of my own life and so on! » sometimes it doesn’t work. Because these advisors aren’t Here, in my everyday life. They aren’t here when the tiredness is stronger. When I lose heart. When my calf makes me understand that it doesn’t agree with an increase of the running time. And all these everyday things that we have to deal with. The street harassment. The work overtime hours that don’t stop. The small injustices, … sometimes the big ones. You know, when fatigue, or even pain get in the way, and the only thing that can help is a big hug from a super soft giant teddy bear (or a Baymax) who truly sympathizes for all this small suffering swallowed day after day. And honestly, in those moments, I don’t care at all about the fine principles and the life guidelines.
Well, I have started to read The Miracle Morning. I give Hal a chance anyway (and maybe it will be a great odyssey! haha… got it?). I will keep you informed! 🙂