The Five Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
By Mel Robbins
What do you think of when you think of the five second rule? Picking food up off of the floor before it had to be thrown away, right? As it turns out, it is a concept that is good for so much more.
Let’s be real here for a second. We all have things that we want to get done, but don’t. The to do list in your bullet journal is crossing over to multiple pages and yet, you just don’t have the motivation to get it done. You may be like me, one who says that nothing brings focus like procrastination and deadlines, but wish you were the routine following sort. Who knew that something so simple would work so well?
Mel discovered this little trick by accident and decided to use it to get out of bed in the morning. The trick is to count from 5 to 1 and then move before your brain talks you out of it. Seems too easy, right? There is actually an entire science behind this and Mel goes on to explain how this helps you build long lasting habits to jump start your path to a happy, successful life.
By using the 5 Second Rule, you are re-training your brain to perform the tasks that you have been avoiding. The testimonials that she shares from others who use the 5 Second Rule and find success range from getting out of bed without hitting the snooze button, to writing a book, to running a marathon or even just getting off the couch and clean the house. It even helps you push past your fear of doing something that could change your life – like starting your own business or starting a blog. 🙂
I highly recommend this book if you are looking to make a change in your life. It has helped me push past my fears of building my hobby into a business. Are you ready to enact the five second rule?