Achieving Emotional Freedom by Accepting What You Can’t Change

Hal Elrod

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Hal Elrod of The Miracle Morning. Hal joins me to share his story of how he was able to overcome a horrific car accident that left him clinically dead for 6 minutes by using a "can't change it" philosophy.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Hal was hit head on by a drunk driver who was going 80 mph down the wrong side of a freeway. Aside from being declared dead for 6 minutes, he suffered multiple broken bones, internal injuries and was in a coma for 6 days. Then he was told that he would never walk again.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Similar to Brendan Baker in episode 4, Hal didn't really experience any negative effects from this incident. Part of this is due to a philosophy Hal has regarding emotional distress and things he can't change. Instead, he went back to being his usual happy self to the point where his doctors thought he was being delusional.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Hal implemented a five-minute rule he learned at his job at the time that states that you're not allowed to be angry about something for more than five minutes. This allowed him to learn to accept the things he can't change. He's now reached the point where he accepts things before they even happen so that he is able to maintain control over his feelings. He also implemented a morning ritual that allows him to have control over his day and ultimately his life.

What Hal does today:

Hal is the author of the highly successful book, The Miracle Morning, as well as his new book, The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents. He's also the host of the Achieve Your Goals podcast.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Hal's Answer: To not wait to start what you've been meaning to start.

Links Mentioned - Hal's personal website - website for the book where you can download the first two chapters for free

The Miracle Morning - get the book on Amazon

The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents - Hal's book written for real estate agents

Achieve Your Goals podcast - Hal's podcast in iTunes - where you can get a "can't change it" wristband

The Miracle Morning Community - the Facebook group for those who use The Miracle Morning

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