MEL ROBBIN’S 5 SECOND RULE

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If you’re reading this then you know exactly what you need to be doing in order to get what you want. There is nothing you don’t already know, or that you couldn’t easily get from a quick Google search. You already know that your opportunity for growth and expansion lies in your ability to step outside of your comfort zone, but you still won’t do it, and here’s why… knowing what to do will never be enough.

One day I was stressing the hell out and I heard something playing on the TV in the other room, it was Mel Robbins and I was mind blown by her 3 minute motivational speech. She found herself at the age of 41, lying in bed every single day feeling like a complete failure. She would think about the lean on the house, the bankruptcy, the relationships problems, being unemployed and she would hit the ‘snooze button’ every morning. Why would you get up if your life was like that? She states that as humans, we make these teeny-tiny decisions all day long we don’t even realise it and one day you wake up thinking to yourself ‘how the hell did I get here?’

The people that often say to others ‘just do it’, well if it were that simple, we would have everything we want. No. There’s something foundational that has to happen before we can take action, and that is we must learn to CONQUER OUR OWN FEELINGS. Mel Robbins tells us that we can beat our brain.

You have about a 5 second window in which you can move from idea to action before your brain kicks into full gear and sabotages any change in behaviour.

Your brain is wired to stop you from doing things that are uncomfortable, or uncertain, or scary. It’s your job to learn how to move from those ideas that could change everything into acting on it. So next time you don’t want to do something because it might seem uncomfortable, uncertain or scary, count down from 5 seconds and turn your idea into action!

Just like a rocket ship, like NASA, when you understand the power of a 5 second decision and when you understand that you have a choice to go from auto pilot to decision maker, everything in your life will CHANGE.


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