Everyone makes mistakes, but when I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong.
I told you that I only had a single favorite book in April, but I was wrong about another book I read.
I gave Mel Robbins’s book The 5 Second Rule a “B” after I first read it. The book, with the goal of pushing you past your excuses and fears, was a good read, but I just didn’t consider it a must read. It wasn’t one of those productivity or leadership books that I consider life changing. It was just ok. Or so I thought.
Then I found myself applying Mel’s five second rule repeatedly. Mel essentially teaches readers to treat their ideas like a shuttle launch and 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… just do it. Without this tool, we will talk ourselves out of doing things we don’t feel confident doing or that we don’t want to do.
I’ve used the five second rule to accomplish numerous household chores, run errands I didn’t want to run, write when I didn’t feel like writing, and make phone calls, which I hate. I even used the five second rule to complete an important task that’s been on my to do list for a full semester.
Not only am I using the five second rule daily, I also am learning a ton from Mel’s daily video bonuses that come with the book.
And, the more I learn from her teachings, the more I realize that I really like Mel. I love that her story starts from the bottom (failing marriage, alcoholism, job loss, etc.) and she built her way to the top.
I was wrong about The 5 Second Rule. It is an “A” book with practical advice that can begin changing your life immediately. You should read it.