Today our expert guest is Hal Elrod, the best-selling author of The Miracle Morning, who is on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity one person at a time.
He’s here today to talk about his new book, The Miracle Equation, the next step in his mission to take your life to the next level.
Hal has had not one but two near death experiences in his life. We went into depth with his first one, where his car was hit by a drunk driver at 20 years old, in episode 50 of The Daily Helping. That was enough of an experience for most people, but that wasn’t all Hal had dealt with.
3 years ago, Hal was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. He was rushed to the hospital with several organs failing, and told he only had a 20-30% chance of survival. After being diagnosed, Hal was quick to come to the decision that this was the best thing that ever happened to him.
He was 100% confident that he would beat the odds, and it was because of the miracle equation, that he had been living since he was 20. It was how he had overcome his car accident and recovery, and accomplished incredible goals that he never thought he would before. And he did beat the cancer.
Was this a miracle? Hal defines a miracle as “any meaningful outcome beyond what you believe is probable for you.” Not what’s possible, but anything that feels outside of the realm of what you’ve done before.
So what is the Miracle Equation? It’s the two decisions that the most successful people in the world make when they approach a goal: Unwavering faith and extraordinary effort.
The most successful people in the world establish the faith in themselves that they can accomplish something they have never accomplished before, and they maintain that faith for as long as it takes until they achieve the outcome they are working towards.
Once you establish the faith, you must put forth extraordinary effort until the outcome is realized. This doesn’t mean just working 60-80 hours a week, but putting in consistent effort that moves you in the direction of that outcome.
If you maintain those two decisions, your success moves from possible, to probable, to inevitable. You will eventually get there if you maintain those two decisions.
The idea is deceptively simple, but obviously much more complicated. There are so many things holding us back from making and sustaining these two decisions. The first, most glaring complication is one that all of us face: Fear.
Fear often shows up for us in the form of self-doubt. When we set a big goal or dream, we often look back at our history to come up with evidence for how plausible this dream actually is. And when we don’t come up with enough, we stop ourselves right there.
How do you move beyond fear? You move beyond fear with faith in yourself. Instead of living your life based on your past, you have to live based on your potential.
But even then, we don’t pursue goals that we think are possible, we pursue those we think are probable. To move yourself from possible to probable, you establish unwavering faith in writing. When that’s in writing, and you read it every day, you reprogram your unconscious mind to move from a place of fear to a place of faith.
From there, you give yourself the fuel to step into that second decision, extraordinary effort. And what that really means is consistency over an extended period of time. If you extend those decisions for as long as it takes to achieve your outcome, you will get there.
Human beings want what we want right now. We’re very impatient. When you finally get to the place in your life that you’ve been working for, you look back, and you realize that you would never have wished for it to happen to you anytime sooner.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“I believe to experience love in each moment is what we’re after. Why do we work hard to achieve a goal or a dream? It’s because we think that will bring us joy. We go through our entire life pursuing that which we believe will bring us joy, or love, or peace, or God. And I’m here to tell you, it’s not in the future. It’s not in the thing. It’s available to you right now in every single moment, including this one.”
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