Multiple people recommended a book to me titled “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage” by Mel Robbins. I have been listening to it on Audible and the author who narrates the book shares how she came up with this tool to change her life. The premise is fairly simple. She counts backwards 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and then she takes action. She has used it for the past seven years to create change in her life. She used it to stop drinking so much, fix her marriage and to get out of bed in the morning without hitting the snooze button.
She mentioned that this tool worked for her when she was giving a speech and everyone wanted to know how to use the tool. She soon had so many people asking her about it that her message went viral. The TED Talk that she gave on this topic was viewed over 8 million times. Her message is helping people gain confidence, stop holding themselves back and improve their habits in a positive way.
Changing your behavior is not always easy and you may question how something so simple could work. There isn’t a need to have a complex process to make change happen. Simple tools like this are so much easier to remember and implement. The goal is for you to make positive change in your life and this tool can help you reach that outcome much faster.