The 5 Second Rule - Mel Robbins

The 5 Second Rule - Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins will teach you how to get out of autopilot, create new habits, abandon the bad ones, develop your self-confidence, and gain control over your life!

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Have you ever found yourself thinking about how far your life is from what you wanted? Or that you simply have habits and thoughts that keep you from growing and improving but you just can't let go of them? If the answer is yes, the book "The 5 Second Rule", by Mel Robbins, was made for you.

Mel was in the worst phase of her life until she discovered a brilliant tool that caused a turnaround and started the new and better stage of her life.

She stopped hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock every morning, created new routines, and became more self-confident.

By doing so, she achieved something incredible: she realized that she had control not only of her actions but also of her mind! Are you curious to learn more about this tool? So keep reading this PocketBook and find out how to change your life!

About the book "The 5 Second Rule"

"The 5 Second Rule" is a bestseller written by Mel Robbins and published by Savio Republic on February 28, 2017. Translated into 36 languages, this book sold over 750, 000 copies worldwide.

With 248 pages, the work is divided into five chapters where you can find reports from the author and people who shared their successful experiences using the #5SecondRule. Mel also gives a "step by step" to teach you how to use the tool to change your life.

About the author Mel Robbins

Melanie Robbins was born in 1968 in the United States. She is a TV host of the talk show "The Mel Robbins Show", writer, coach, CEO and co-founder of Confidence Project.

She is one of the greatest speakers in the United States and her TEDx Talks has over 18 million views. Moreover, Mel uses social media to share content faster and easier.

Also, she wrote the book "Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You".

To whom is this book indicated?

If you feel that you are not where you would like to be, that thoughts and habits sometimes keep you from achieving your goals, the book "The 5 Second Rule" was made for you!

Also, if you think you have tried everything and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, calm down. Mel Robbins will help you regain control of your life and give you strength through each achievement you reach.

Main ideas of the book "The 5 Second Rule"

  • You are not the only one struggling to change your habits and routine;
  • When you apply the 5 Second Rule to one area of your life, you will see that you can apply it to any other area you want;
  • Changing may be simple, but it doesn't mean it will be easy;
  • We all have courage within us, just honor it and use it;
  • We shouldn't wait for the "perfect" conditions to act. This can cost us a unique opportunity;
  • Courage is not only necessary for great deeds. We often need it daily for basic functions;
  • You will hardly feel willing and motivated to do most of your duties;
  • Believe in yourself and your potential;
  • Control not only your actions but especially your thoughts.

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[Book Summary] The 5 Second Rule - Mel Robbins

Overview: The 5 Second Rule

Have you ever imagined finding the solution to your problems in a rocket launch advertisement on TV?

Well, that's how Mel Robbins discovered the powerful metacognition tool at the worst moment of her life. She saw that power was within her all the time and that small attitudes could bring about big changes.

Sometimes, everyday situations seem impossible to deal with. The author then realized that the countdown was a means of activation, of claiming control.

By focusing on numbers and cutting off the bombardment of thoughts that haunted her, things became simpler, closing the door on hesitation and self-sabotage.

Mel also learned to listen to her instincts and ignore her fears. Thus, with each action she completed, her courage, self-esteem, and determination increased.

In the book "The 5 Second Rule" it is affirmed that this time you take can be crucial to whether you choose to act or give up. And, as we all know, we can be very convincing about the excuses for not leaving our comfort zone and giving up.

Overview: The Power of Courage

As the author Mel Robbins says, "courage is a push", and we need it at the moment of hesitation. If we wait for the right moment, we have a serious risk of missing a great opportunity that may not be repeated.

Just thinking that the "no" we already have and that not trying can deprive us of two things: succeeding and improving on what we are not good at. If you don't leave your comfort zone, it is unlikely that anyone will do it for you.

Failure, from one point of view, is the path to success, and by focusing on that, we put insecurity aside. This is very positive since the overwhelming majority of our decisions are based on feelings, not logic.

Remember, we need a lot more energy to start something than to keep doing an activity. Use the rule and simply get started! The world will reward you for your courage.

Don't forget that the things we focus on gain strength. One advice in the book "The 5 Second Rule" is: concentrate on good things and success! Think about what the person you want to be would do instead of your present self.

Overview: Courage Changes Your Attitude

Have you noticed that when we stop to think about the long journey ahead of us, we end up discouraging ourselves? Here's another tip by "The 5 Second Rule": stop thinking about the whole and start valuing your small victories. It gives you the courage to move on.

The rule will help you to start each time and create positive habits (and abandon negative ones too). Determination is a keyword, as it takes courage to start and continue your projects.

When you get easily distracted and when you focus on the wrong activity you end up hurting yourself. As Mel Robbins recommends, making lists facilitates and streamlines the process of prioritizing tasks.

Understand that procrastination is about focusing on a quick reward and ignoring the consequences of doing so. Forgive yourself for procrastinating and start acting focusing on the result.

Overview: Courage Changes Your Mind

After learning to control your actions, you realize that another fundamental part needs attention: your mind. Use the 5 Second Rule to redirect and condition your thoughts. Stop worrying about everything, because your concern can't change situations.

Always focus on the positive and don't let fears steal your moments of happiness and peace. As you become anxious, tell yourself that you are excited and repeat as many times as necessary. Physiologically, anxiety and excitement are the same for your body.

As for fear, overcome it with the help of "anchor thoughts". According to the author Mel Robbins, these are nothing more than to visualize positive future things to the situation that causes you fear.

For example, if you are afraid of flying, imagine yourself at the place of arrival, hanging out with the people you like. This is a way of indirectly telling your brain that everything went well and the plane didn't crash.

When you have negative thoughts, count down from 5 to 1 and take back control of your mind. Oh, don't forget to ask for help when you need it!

Overview: Courage Changes Everything

Some people think that personality determines an individual's self-confidence, but that is a mistake. Self-confidence is nothing more than believing in you. Another important factor, as it is affirmed in the book "The 5 Second Rule", is that it is built through courageous acts in daily life.

Know that no element of our personality is unalterable and can be changed at any time. You may initially be a character to achieve your goals, but over time and through repetitions, this pattern will become natural.

Mel Robbins says that the more you do, the more control you have over yourself. The things you thought were difficult give you more energy to go on and use the 5 Second Rule less and less.

Seek your true passion and use curiosity and even envy to help you. Find out what makes you happy and ask yourself if you are ready to commit to it. Listen to your instinct, have the courage to follow it, and believe in your success.

Always be honest with people and yourself and don't wait for the right moment to speak up. There may not be a tomorrow.

And never forget: you can achieve everything because the power is within you. Just count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and ACTION!

What do other authors say about it?

The book "The Secret", written by Rhonda Byrne, teaches us that our thoughts are magnets. You can attract the best in the world to your life. To do so, your feelings should serve as a boost for your well-being. Love, the author says, is the greatest of these feelings.

According to Caio Carneiro, author of the book "Seja Foda!", "Be Legendary" in free translation, says success is 99% made of failure. If you consider failure as the opposite of success, you will not build anything productive, since every failure is just a step on the ladder of your success.

At last, in the book "Grinding it Out", Ray Kroc, one of the founders of McDonald's says to find our differential. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed by a mistake that makes you give up your dream. Even the most successful people have already overcome several failures, which are part of the path to success.

Okay, but how can I apply this to my life?

  • Listen to your own instinct and set fear aside;
  • Focus on the countdown to protect yourself from excessive thoughts;
  • Understand that changing small practices can break an entire chain;
  • Do it! The more you accomplish, the more self-confidence and courage you have;
  • Don't wait for the perfect moment. It probably doesn't exist;
  • Celebrate small victories;
  • Have focus;
  • Know that the power is in you!

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