Steve Harvey's Motivation: 'My Morning Routine'

Sometimes, you wake up, and you’re not feeling your best. Now, the reason I’m talking about this is because today is one of those days for me. I’m a very, very positive person, and I’m turning it around as I write this because I’ve learned a trick in life. I’ve learned a self-motivating tool that I use... I’m going to share it with you. 

Be Grateful For The Little Things 

If you wake up and you’re not quite feeling yourself... if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, here’s what I do. Here’s what I’ve already began to do... to turn the ship around. Whenever I’m having one of those moments. I immediately start thinking of all the little things... all the little things that I have to be grateful for. I start with the reason I had to get up this morning. See, the reason I had to get up this morning is because of the work I do. Now you may not have a job that you’re in love with like I’m in love with mine, but let me ask you this right here... suppose you didn’t have that job? Ahhh man... how would your day be different?  

You could sleep in a little longer, but once you wake up... you have to face the cold realization that, “Hey man, I ain’t working... I ain’t making it happen for me and mine. I’m not getting it done.” And so with that in mind, I immediately start showing some gratitude for waking up and just having work to go do. 

Then I start telling myself that man He didn’t have to do it but he did. He woke me up this morning. He ain’t through with me yet. There really are still things for me to do. 


It’s just a trick I use, and I start feeling better. I start looking at little stuff. I start thinking about the eggs I’m going to have later on in the day. I start looking at things. I got something to wear today. Somebody’s hungry today. Someone doesn’t have the option to decide what they’re going to have to eat today. I have a refrigerator with options in it. I start looking at the little things. I start picking myself up, and I start feeling better about myself. 

When God sees that were grateful for the things we have, He gives us more things to be grateful for.

It’s simply the law of attraction. If you’re not grateful and thankful for the things you have, you will not attract to yourself more things to be grateful for. It works the same way for everybody whether you’re aware of it or not. The thing that you want the most of in your life is the thing that your going to have to give the most of. “Lord I want you to protect me” ... you’re going to have to protect someone. “Lord I want more love in my life” ... you’re going to have to give more love. Show some love today y’all! 

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Steve Harvey on the set of NBC's Little Big Shots. 
Steve Harvey on the set of NBC's Little Big Shots.