I may be the last person on the planet to hear of the 5 second rule… Have you heard of it. Thankfully a random search (that had nothing to do with what I was researching) brought up this Mel Robbin’s Video.
I was thinking a lot about how to organize myself to organize myself (yes… that wasn’t a grammar mistake… I really was trying to organize my organization method).
I have goals – I need a proper desk for my laptop to focus more on my writing. I want to spend at least 10 minutes a day to read or study up on my goals – to help motivate me and stay on track. I was wanting to gain strength back from my recent procedure – it’s painful and I have procrastinated. I have been wanting to finish a garden project I started 5 years ago. I have many clothes to drop off at Goodwill. Do I need to go on?
I have kept hitting the snooze button. Occasionally I have had a wave of motivation and I couldn’t figure out the key to why I could suddenly be motivated to so something and other times I didn’t. What I did know was that I kept talking myself out of things. After watching Mel Robbin’s video it hit me that this hesitation has been my biggest enemy to achieving my goals and changing bad habits, and that I need to adopt the 5 second rule.
Backed by science – if we stop thinking/hesitating about what we need to do and just countdown to doing it we’ll actually be working on our goals.
Also, I may be the last person to hear of Mel Robbins but I thought I would mention her, in case I’m not the last person who has heard of her.
Do what you need to do – stop thinking about it – and count down out loud to your execution of what you are thinking about doing.
Find Mel Robbin’s books here.
Happy Friday (in Australia).
P.S. After you have stopped reading this I hope you have counted down:
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO!