The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule

Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence With Everyday Courage

Book - 2017
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"Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. "
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Savio Republic,, 2017
ISBN: 9781682612385
Call Number: 179.6 R536f
Characteristics: 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Five second rule


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Aug 19, 2018

I listened to it as an audio book. Great concepts that I needed to hear and use. Worth the read, recommend.

Dec 27, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this method. On the one hand, the 5-Second-Rule is great for getting you to do the things you ALREADY KNOW YOU SHOULD BE DOING: exercising, getting up on time, eating right, meeting new people, developing your creativity, chasing your dreams, etc. It is also useful for retraining your brain when it is stuck in negative loops, like worry or depression.

However, there are some decisions that are simply too important to just "go with your gut" on. I'd be interested to know how many of the people Mel quotes who quit their jobs or got divorces now regret those decisions, because they can't find new employment or their kids are seriously struggling with the situation. "Going with your gut" is not necessarily appropriate when your actions affect more people than just you, and sometimes it's just plain foolish. Just like anyone else, your "gut" can be wrong.

For the big decisions, I would suggest a more balanced approach. Set aside some time to weigh the pros and cons of the decision you're facing, and determine a course of action. The use the 5-Second-Rule to execute that action. That way, you won't be making a rash decision, but you won't be putting it off indefinitely either. Anyway, those are my thoughts.

Aug 10, 2017

I now have the reason, and the solution to my problems with using the Miracle Morning. I became exhausted getting up in the mornings and doing my stuff, even though I was getting enough sleep. It is because I have been warring with myself every morning - I never felt like doing the very things I love to do, and it was an endless struggle. This book explains why that happens and how to fix it, so simply. The method works. It is not a quick fix, but it works. Just like the Miracle Morning is not a quick fix, but over time, it works. Since I started doing the 5 second rule, I have seen amazing things happen in only 2 weeks. This is good for anyone at any age - I am 60 and starting a whole new life!


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