Motivation Monday: Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule

Self-motivation is an important practice that an individual can apply to develop himself. It is one way to build up oneself to achieve the wholeness that is required to live a balanced life. A self-motivated person does not structure his life after the opinions of others. He is the kind of person that does what he wants to do when he wants to do it. Hesitation and procastination are strangers to him.

It Starts With The Mind!
The mind tells the body what to do. Naturally, our brains are wired to keep us in our comfort zone. What this means is that a person would prefer to avoid risks rather than face them. This is hesitation and in order to move forward, you would need to do what should be done when the time is right. Self-motivation is devoid of hesitation especially when it is as a result of fear.
Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur and among other things, she is an author of an international best seller, The 5 Second Rule. In this book and many of her speeches, she describes how the human brain hesitates from doing certain things. For example, are you one of those who wake up to put off their alarms off in the morning only to wake up at the time they were initially avoiding? If this has happened to you regularly, then you might want to follow Mel Robbins’ advice. She developed a rule that requires you to do what you intend to do in five seconds which ultimately prevents hesitation and regrets.

This Is How It Works:
“If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.” Therefore, count backwards, as in: 5-4-3-2-1 and get up to do whatever it is that your instinct tells you.

Author: Lawal Tomi

Tomi is a recent graduate of English at the University of Lagos. As a trainee at Ready Set Work 2018, she has a passion for promoting employability and entrepreneurship. She believes in investing in people.