The 5 Second Rule is a guide to transforming people and directing them towards taking action, changing their behavior, and taking on the challenges of life head-on without worry.
It was devised by Mel Robbins in his book The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, in which she explains the science behind the 5-second rule, how it works, and how to apply it to the important areas of life.
According to Robbins, individuals only have five seconds to act on an impulse before they hesitate. In order to overrule one’s hesitation, he/she must commit to acting by the time he/she counts down 5-4-3-2-1. Robbins refers to these moments as “push moments.” These are the times when you have a thought about something such as approaching someone new or speaking up in a meeting.
If individuals act rather than think, they will grow more courage and gain confidence. As individuals begin to use this starting ritual in their everyday lives, they will begin to see changes in their personal and professional lives. This starting ritual is a way to combat self-doubt and fear by making yourself physical move forwards.
The book has become a best seller among other non-fiction books in the United States. It has effective and easy to implement tips that anyone can follow in order to start taking control of their lives and thus move forward with confidence towards a brighter future.