With the book, ‘The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage‘ by Mel Robbins it will pushes us to act and get started immediately.
Small actions translate to big results. Getting started is the only way to achieve progress and improve from our current state.
In the book, you learn to be in control of our life, gain confidence and courage to do the things we have put off for too long.
“If you only ever did the things you don’t want to do, you’d have everything you’ve ever wanted.” – Mel Robbins
‘If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life. Look in the Mirror.’
You change your life one-five second decision at a time.
The 5 Second Rule is easy to learn also its impact is profound. Once learn’t you can start using it immediately.
The 5 Second Rule is simple. If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.
When you feel yourself hesitate before doing something that you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and move towards action.
There is a window that exists between the moment you have an instinct to change and your mind killing it. It’s a 5 second window. And it exists for everyone.
If you do not take action on your instinct to change, you will stay stagnant. You will not change.
Therefore if you do one simple thing, you can prevent your mind from working against you. You can start the momentum before the barrage of thoughts and excuses hit you at full force.
What do you do?
First of all, start by counting backwards to yourself: 5-4-3-2-1.
The counting will focus you on the goal or commitment and distract you from the worries, thoughts, and excuses in your mind.
As soon as you reach “1” – push yourself to move.
This is how you push yourself to do the hard stuff – the work that you don’t feel like doing, or you’re scared of doing, or you’re avoiding.
That’s it. 5 seconds is all it takes.
If you don’t act on an instinct within that 5 second window, that’s it. You’re not doing it.
The 5 Second Rule is a way to outsmart your brain by changing hesitation into ACTION.
Before you doubt it, try it out.
It’s a tool that creates massive change. All those 5 second windows add up, we promise because it changed our lives.
In almost any situation, there’s an application for the Rule.
Don’t tell people your dreams. Show it to them.
Nicky and Dave
P.S. We recommend you read the book: The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage‘ by Mel Robbins. Then apply it to your life.