Book 49: The 5 Second Rule

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations.

When the alarm went off this morning, Ryan joked that we needed to count to five and get out of bed. I reminded him that according to the 5 Second Rule, we had to count down from five. That, in the simplest example, is what “The 5 Second Rule” is all about: count down and then move.

Mel Robbins is a great presenter. I highly suggest viewing her Ted Talk, which is what brought her the audience she has today. I liked her book, but I didn’t get the major connection I was hoping for. Her technique definitely has weight, however, I guess I was sort of searching for the “what’s next” after the “ah, I’ve got this now.” If you were just starting out with self exploration/betterment and feeling really lost, it seems this book could make a huge difference for you. In my case, I do think I will refer to it from time to time- like when I don’t want to get on the spin bike. 5,4,3,2,1… no excuses.

Wirth Rating: 4/5

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