The 5 Second Rule

Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Ranked #81 in Time Management, Ranked #96 in Personal Growth

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.

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Miracle Olatunji I also love The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. When you were a kid you may have lived by this 5 second rule: if your snack drops on the floor, but you pick it up before 5 seconds go by, it’s still good to eat. This book applies a different 5 second rule, one that is about human psychology and beating procrastination: If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically act on it within 5 seconds or your brain will squash it. (Source)

Mark Struczewski Grant Cardone: The 10X Rule and Be Obsessed or Be Average; Tony Robbins: Awaken the Giant Within; Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule; and Maxwell Maltz: The New Psycho-Cybernetics. These books will encourage you but more than that EQUIP you to win! (Source)

Chelsea Frank Listening to it on audio is a real treat, too. She shares how to get yourself motivated to do… anything! It was light hearted, informative, and fun. While one may argue that the book could be summed up into a “just do it” Nike add, and while it was sometimes distracting to have a repetitive feel and multiple examples of how the 5 second rule helped people, it is really much more than a “get-‘er-done” attitude as it explores our nature of goal-related impulses, instincts, anxiety, focus, and emotions. My favorite part was learning about the “pros” of creative procrastination. I am a... (Source)

Nicky Cullen Personal development is a little different: Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane, and The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. All these teach invaluable life lessons with added entertainment in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. If I was to write an article listing the top three books to help with anxiety that don't have anxiety in the title, these would be them. (Source)

Bill Liao The human world occurs in language so best get good at it! (Source)

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