Like many of you, I have struggled with procrastination and managing my time for most of my adult life. I’ve read many books and made a lot of progress through the years. 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 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 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 it at Amazon.com*