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extensively, mostly because it’s the tool that
transformed my life.
The 5 Second Rule helps you achieve your goals
because it pushes you into action. When using
the Rule, you don’t have to use your willpower
to think about making a decision. Instead, it’s a
metacognition tool that pushes you into action
before you even hesitate.
I like to say that The 5 Second Rule doesn’t
make things easy–it just makes them happen.
When you couple the Rule with the other
strategies listed above, you will find that it’s
actually possible to follow through on every
single goal that you have set for yourself.
TO SUM IT ALL UP…
Here’s a quick recap.
1. Think of your goal and have it at the forefront
of your mind.
2. Write down your assumptions. What must
hold true in order for you to actually achieve
this goal? Where are you assuming that you will
3. Then, in order to decrease the amount of
willpower needed, figure out how you can use
1. Pre-commitment: What can you sign up
for or commit to RIGHT NOW that will keep
2. Planning the night before: How can you
leverage the power of Future You to set
yourself up for success tomorrow?
3. Work on your goal first thing in the
morning: What can you do, first thing in the
morning, to work on your goal?
4. Use The 5 Second Rule: Don’t think. Don’t
hesitate. The instant that you have an instinct
to act on your goal…5-4-3-2-1-GO.
Using these strategies, you will be able to stick
to your goals–and make this your best year yet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Expert on Leadership & Defeating
Doubt, Award-Winning CNN
Commentator, Best-Selling Author,
and Motivational Powerhouse
Mel Robbins is one of the
most sought after motivational
speakers trusted by global
brands to design and deliver
business expanding, life-
changing, interactive keynotes
that inspire change, challenge
thinking and accelerate personal
and professional growth. Her TEDx
Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10
million views across 37 countries, and her book on the brain
and productivity, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”, is a business
best-seller that has been translated into four languages.
She started her career as a criminal defense attorney and
went on to launch and sell a retail and Internet technology
company. Mel has led multi-year coaching programs at:
Johnson&Johnson, AG Edwards, Bear Stearns and Partners
Healthcare. The media has tapped Mel to host award-winning
shows for FOX, A&E, Cox Media Group and now CNN.
Mel is currently one of CNN’s most popular on-air
commentators and opinion writers; her articles drive
tens of millions of page views for CNN.com. Mel has an
extensive television résumé as an expert on human behavior
and motivation for Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr.
Oz, Oprah, The Today Show and Fox News. She was
named America’s Outstanding News Talkshow Host at the
2014 Gracie Awards.
Mel is a speaker, TV personality and coach with the
credibility and experience to deliver the goods for audiences
of all shapes and sizes: men and women; intimate to arena;
technical sales trainings to innovation summits. She will
work with you to create an unforgettable, high energy and
momentum-driven event that reinforces brand and sponsor
objectives, delivers fresh, actionable content and engages
and entertains your attendees with music, original videos and
interactive leadership exercises.
Mel is a Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School
graduate. She and her husband of 18 years have three young
kids. She lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner