Book Review The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule by Mel RobbinsThe 5 Second RuleTransform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Like many of you, I have struggled most of my adult life with procrastination and managing my time.  I’ve read a lot of books, and through the years made a lot of progress.  That being said, it is a day-by-day activity for me to stay focused and get work done.  I often think about something, but within a few seconds I forget about it and move on to something else.

A friend of mine suggested the Book by Mel Robbins- The 5 Second Rule.  Not only was it easy to read the material made sense.

The main takeaway is  If you have the instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.

The moment you feel an instinct or a desire to act on a goal or a commitment, you need to either move forward — or you won’t tackle the job.

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.

The 5 Second Rule Works

Her thesis is “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.”

I’ll admit it sounds a little crazy, but after more than a month executing the ideas in the book has helped me get more done and to focus on the things that I really need to do.

It’s now one of my recommended books. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins is available at most bookstores or you can order at*

About Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is known for covering the George Zimmerman trial for CNN; her TEDx talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over; and her book, The 5 Second Rule.