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         The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

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Author : Mel Robbins

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                The 5 Second Rule Summary

When you first learn the Rule, you’ll likely start using it to stick to your goals. You might use the Rule to push yourself to get to the gym.
Courage is the ability to do things that feel difficult, scary, or uncertain.
One moment of courage can change your day. One day can change your life. And one life can change the world.
Author says every single day we face moments that are difficult, uncertain, and scary. Your life requires courage. And that is exactly what the Rule will help you discover—the courage to become your greatest self. 
When it comes to goals, dreams, and changing your life, your inner wisdom is a genius. Your goal related impulses, urges, and instincts are there to guide you. You need to learn to bet on them. Every phase of your life and career will require a different you. Using the Rule, you’ll become the person you’re meant to become in this next phase of your life.

Everyday Courage

Author says everyday life is full of moments that are scary, uncertain, and difficult. Facing these moments and unlocking the opportunity, magic, and joy in your life requires tremendous courage.
Courage is a birthright. It is inside each and every one of us. You were born with it and you can tap into it anytime you want. It’s not a matter of confidence, education, status, personality, or profession. It’s simply a matter of knowing how to find it when you need it.  

Seth Godin once wrote “a different part of our brains is activated when we think about what’s possible rather than what’s required.”
When you push yourself, you may not change the world, the laws, or spark a civil rights movement but author can guarantee you’ll change something equally as important—you’ll change yourself.
There is only one YOU. And there will never be another one. That’s your power.

Author says life is already hard, yet we make it so much harder when we listen to our fears, we convince ourselves to wait, and we hold our greatest selves back. We all do it. And not just in bars. We hold ourselves back at work, at home, and in our relationships. 

You may think you’re protecting yourself from judgment, rejection, or upsetting someone, but when you make excuses and talk yourself into waiting, you are limiting your ability to make your dreams come true

You’ll never stop yourself from starting to worry about something. But you can stop yourself from letting those worries drag you into a parade of worries that take control of your mind. You can assert yourself and push yourself to think about something empowering.


Author says if you’ve ever wondered why it’s so hard to make yourself do the things that you know will solve your problems and improve your life, the answer is simple. It’s your feelings.

Author says as Wilson and Aristotle said, “Do good, be good.” Change your behavior first because when you do, you change how you perceive yourself.

You can feel like a “scaredy cat,” but 5- 4- 3- 2- 1 act brave. At the heart of everyday courage is a choice. Five seconds at a time you make a decision to do, say, or pursue what’s truly important to you. That’s why there’s such a tight bond between courage and confidence.

If you can get up on time, start your day powerfully, plan ahead, think about your goals, and focus on yourself, all before you get bogged down in your daily routine, then you will simply accomplish more.


Author says everything you are about to learn can be implemented immediately and is backed by science. To reach your potential, you’ll have to push yourself—there is no other way.
Author says the fact is that thinking about being healthier won’t make you healthier. Even meditation, which is a mental exercise, still requires that you DO IT. There is no getting around this. You must take action. 
Every single diet, exercise program, gym circuit, workout class, physical therapy regimen, cross-training routine, meditation program, and yoga flow will improve your health. But here’s the catch you have to do it.
 Author says if you want to lose weight, follow a diet, and regularly exercise, there’s only one thing you must do: Stop thinking about how you feel. Your feelings don’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you DO.
Author says life is about the choices we make. And author have said over and over in this book that you can always choose how you act. If you have goals to get healthier, what you need to do is usually straightforward. Pick a plan to follow, any plan will do— and then 5- 4- 3- 2- 1-GO. 


 The ability to manage distractions so that you can focus moment-to-moment on the task at hand it will help you done more in less time.
Author says the first 2 to 3 hours of the day are the best hours for the brain to focus on the tasks or goals that advance your own personal or professional goals.
If you work on two things you consider important, you are making progress on projects that matter—and are winning the long game.
There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -AA Milne
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

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