Hal Elrod

436: How to Achieve Your Goals When Life Is Difficult

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Don't let the fear of the unknown prevent you from getting started, prevent you from taking action.”

Hal Elrod

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Sometimes “How’s life?” can be one of the most challenging questions to give a straight answer to. It’s like, Uhh, which part of life are you referring to?

When life is difficult, are you able to stay on track, keep sight of your goals, and keep your priorities in order? Or do all the things that are bringing you down leave you feeling exhausted, stressed out, and discouraged?

It’s easy to feel like what used to work isn’t working anymore, or you don’t have the support you need, and that we’re constantly playing catch-up with a world that won’t stop changing. However, you can still optimize and take control of your own life—and it may just be the push you need to stay on track.

Today, I want to talk to you about how to take action when life feels challenging. You’ll learn some simple ideas to help you tune out the noise, get back to basics, and understand why it’s more important than ever to keep pursuing your goals, no matter what the future holds.


  • Why it’s so important to optimize what you (and only you) can control when life sucks.
  • The difference between willful and automatic thinking.
  • How to get in touch with how you’re currently feeling and maximize the value of your emotions.
  • How fear of the unknown and paralysis by analysis stop us from doing our best work.
  • Why now’s the time to create a vision for your happy, healthy, financially secure future.


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  1. Ryan W on June 29, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Absolutely phenomenal podcast. Thank you so much for sharing, sending you lots of love!

    • Hal Elrod on July 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you, Ryan! I deeply appreciate your ongoing support and encouragement!!

  2. John Conrad Gracey on June 29, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Hal for sharing your insights! Must share this message with my friends.

    • Hal Elrod on July 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      John, you’re very welcome! And thank you so much for sharing this with your friends!!

  3. Vineet Rastogi on June 30, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Hi Hal Elrod…. I am grateful to you for the wonderful book, and a little change i have started to feel in myself following the Miracle Morning ritual, the SAVERS for last 30 days. I am really thankful. It is changing my mindset, my physic and my motivational level for pursuing the things that i want.

    Just a small request. Can I get a text copy of the podcast that is here. I prefer reading to listening. If possible, pls guide me how and where can i get it. Thank you Hal.

    • Hal Elrod on June 30, 2022 at 4:47 pm


      Thank you for your kind words! I am grateful you have discovered The Miracle Morning. :^)

      On this page for the episode click the yellow button that says “view transcript” and you can read the episode instead of listening.

      Transcripts are available for all the episodes on the podcast page. I hope that helps!

  4. Ana Monteiro on July 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Hello Hal

    So many thanks for this!!
    Your are a angel.
    I haven’t been able to apply the “Miracle Morning” principles, due to the insomnias, and the need to sleep more in the morning, but it is always on my mind!

    Thank you so much.

    Ana Monteiro
    (from Portugal)

    • Hal Elrod on July 16, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      You’re very welcome, Ana!! I wish you unwavering peace, joy, happiness, and deep sleep! :^)

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