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5 seconds is all it takes to change your life.

Have you delayed the most important decisions in your life?

It can be possible if you are a procrastinator who wishes to do good things in life but delays things, maybe because you are tired or do not feel motivated or energized to make it happen.

You are not active enough to step into the unknown.

Developing a make-it-happen mentality will take you both far in your personal and professional lives.

You can’t control how you feel. But you can always choose how you act.

In this article, you will learn a simple concept from the book “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins.

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She is a podcast host, an author, a motivational speaker, and a former lawyer.

Mel shares the simple technique that, if you want to act on your goals, then you need to physically move to take action within the 5-second timeline; otherwise, you forget, delay, or lose motivation to take action.

This technique can increase your confidence level and willpower at the same time. You will be more confident than ever after completing what you intend to do.

Key techniques from the book:

  1. The Countdown Method: Count backward from five (5–4–3–2–1) to break in the negative thoughts to take immediate action. This will shift your focus and prepare your brain to act.
  2. Activation Energy: The concept of using the 5 Second Rule as activation energy to start tasks you might otherwise avoid.
  3. Courage Building: Continually using the rule to take small, intended steps builds confidence and reduces fear of the unknown.
  4. Habit Formation: By consistently applying the 5 Second Rule, you can build new habits that will support your goals and reduce procrastination.

Now I have a question for you.

Are you going to implement what you have read?

Trust me, taking action will set you apart from 99% of the population in the world.

Final thoughts:

You might want to have a perfect life, but you hesitate to take the first step because you are afraid of the unknown.

See, magic happens only if you act on what you can and leave the rest to the universe.

You need to control the controllable, not think about what you can’t control.

Mel’s idea of using the countdown method is simple yet effective for acting on what you want within 5 seconds as inspiration strikes your brain.

Use the five-second rule to transform any area of your life.


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