For many of us, there’s an almost inbuilt inertia to some of the tasks in our work.
When it comes to the important efforts we should be doing, those that are not immediately urgent, but will build our fundraising or our organization for the future, procrastination easily sets in.
This is where ‘The 5 Second Rule’ can really help.
'The 5 Second Rule' is a best selling book by Mel Robbins. She shares a simple and useful idea that will help you combat procrastination, increase productivity and help you be courageous and step outside of your comfort zone.
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With the 5 Second Rule - All you need to do is count backward from 5.
‘The 5 Second Rule’ gets you to act. It eliminates the possibility of coming up with more excuses by acting instantly.
HOW TO USE 'THE 5 SECOND RULE'
It’s very simple, with just 2 steps:
It really is so simple and effective. As soon as you start counting backwards from 5 you’ll find that your mind will slow down, and you’ll be ready to leap into action as soon as you reach 1.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Robbins explains that you create a mental shift when you count backwards. Psychologists refer to this shift as “assert control.”
By counting backward, you distract yourself from any excuses, and your mind is free to move forwards.
By taking physical action rather than pausing to think, your action falls into place and your mind quickly follows.
Robbins, like many other productivity authors, believes that taking one simple step forward will drive momentum and prompt you to keep going.
You’ll also establish a sense of freedom and power that is essential to keep the momentum going and fill you with the drive to do more.
ACT NOW USING 'THE 5 SECOND RULE'
Answer just one of the following questions. Then use the '5 Second Rule' today to make a break through.
B'Hatzlacha Raba Raba with all your efforts,
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