Why Seconds Matter in Making Decisions

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Mel Robbins is a woman of my own heart! She shares a simple yet powerful message. I truly believe a lot of the things that can make the biggest impact on our lives are simple which is why we easily overlook their significance. One such example is the practice Mel Robbins refers to as the 5-second Rule.

“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will stop you.”

As someone who had a habit of chronically procrastinating and almost always talked myself out of great opportunities, I find this particularly interesting. I’ve used a combination of things to help me connect with my inner wisdom and build my courage to go with my. I think this is a great place to start if you have trouble with the small things (getting up when the alarm goes off the first time, doing the things you have to do even when you don’t have the drive to do them) so that you can get in the habit of taking action. You have to have create the habit of taking action consistently so that when it comes to the decisions that take greater courage you won’t hesitate.

It’s a longer video so be sure to bookmark this to come back to if you can’t watch it all now. As much as I like to share short videos, you just can’t always get the message you need in a 3-minute clip. Have a pen handy, you might need it!


What was your favorite point mentioned in the video? What ideas does this inspire to help you break your habit of talking yourself out of things?

Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in creating a habit of taking action!

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