In The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
Beat fear and uncertainty
Stop worrying and feel happier
Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face —we hold ourselves back. The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.
In this book, Mel Robbins explains the simple way of the 5 second rule and shares some stories of people who applied it and witnessed the change it brought. The book makes you face yourself and admit that the only person standing in your way is you, not your condition, not your family or society. We always manage to find an excuse when it comes to achieve something we want. That’s what this book is about, stop lying to yourself and start doing what really matters for you.
Simple solid advice. Nothing revolutionary here, more like common sense. Sometimes a person just needs to hear things out loud and that’s what this book does. Basically reminds you to act on things rather than over think them and you’ll get farther in life. Doesn’t get any simpler than that, although it may not be easy.
The rule is simple: The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must act on in it within five seconds — otherwise your brain will start leaning towards procrastination.
This technique lets your brain eliminate doubts, fears, and emotions that hinder you from performing.The key here is to end the indecision cycle by activating the proper parts of your brain.
The book felt repetitive. It also has too many testimonials but it is still motivating and therefore a must read!