Have you heard of the 5-Second Rule?
If not the rule is simple but the has the potential to change any aspect of your life.
The 5-Second Rule was accidentally created by Mel Robbins. It’s simple.
Humans hesitate, get scared, and make decisions within five seconds. In that 5-second decision, you have a choice to make.
If you constantly procrastinate or skip things you know you need to do your life will reflect it. The 5-Second rule is a starting ritual to help you get moving and take action.
The next time you feel yourself hesitating use the 5-second rule by counting backward 5-4-3-2-1 and start moving.
Maybe you’re avoiding a call, email at work or hitting the snooze button when you should be working out.
While the rule is simple it is incredibly effective. In Mel Robbins best-seller, “The 5-Second Rule” she outlines how people have used it to change their lives. Some even have used the rule before taking their own life.
Mel Robbins used it to turn her life around in every facet. From improving her marriage, going to the gym, and finding a career she loved. She is now a best-selling author, top booked speaker, and helping millions of people better themselves.
There are so many Mel Robbins quotes in the book I could almost just post the whole thing. Read the book if you want to make some serious change in your life!
Here are some Mel Robbins quotes to increase your confidence and start taking action in your life.
“Confidence in yourself is built through acts of everyday courage.” — Mel Robbins
“Pushing yourself to take simple action creates a chain reaction in your confidence and your productivity.”
“Forget motivation. It’s a myth. I don’t know when we all bought into the idea that in order to change you must ‘feel’ eager or ‘feel’ motivated to act. It’s complete garbage.”
“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will stop you. 5 4 3 2 1 Go!” — Mel Robbins
“Confidence is a skill I’ve built over the years by practicing acts of everyday courage.”
“That moment of hesitation is a killer. Hesitation sends a stress signal to your brain. It’s a red flag that signals something’s wrong — and your brain goes into protection mode. This is how we are wired to fail.”
“Confidence is created by the small things you do every single day that build trust in yourself.” — Mel Robbins
“Hesitation is the kiss of death. You might hesitate for just a nanosecond, but that’s all it takes. That one small hesitation triggers a mental system that designed to stop you. And it happens in less than – you guessed it – five seconds.”
“There is only one YOU. And there will never be another one. That’s your power.”
Mel Robbins Quotes on Productivity
“Start before you’re ready. Don’t prepare, begin.” — Mel Robbins
“Procrastination is not a form of laziness at all. It’s a coping mechanism for stress.”
“Confidence is a skill you build through action.”
“The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.” — Mel Robbins
“Either the day runs you or you run the day.”
“Managing distractions is like following through on health goals. you’re never going to feel like it; you just have to make yourself do it.”
“Stop thinking how you feel. Your feelings don’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you DO.” — Mel Robbins
“Every time you smash your excuses and 5-4-3-2-1 it you honor the greatness inside of you. It wants to be heard. That’s how confidence grows — one small, courageous move at a time.”
“You can change your ‘default mental settings and your habits one five-second decision at a time. Those small decisions add up to major changes in who you are, what you feel, and how you live.”
“Starting rituals interrupt your bad default patterns and trigger new, positive patterns.”
“If you have the courage to start, you have the courage to succeed.” — Mel Robbins
“Change your decisions and you’ll change your life. And what will change your decisions more than anything? Courage.”
“The moment you check email, read the news or surf social media someone else’s priority jump in front of yours. Do you think that Bill Gates and Oprah are lying in bed scrolling through social feeds?”
What do you think about these Mel Robbins quotes? Have you read her book, the 5-Second Rule?
Let me know in the comments!
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