My good peeps! I hope this email finds you in the process of becoming great. I learned a principle a couple of days ago that I had never thought about. I wanted to try it a couple of times to see if it worked, before I wrote about it here on the blog. It is the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method. Some of you like to understand the method behind systems and ideas. For those that do, go onto YouTube and search “Mel Robbins: 5 Second Rule”, and it will explain the process in full detail. For me, the science doesn’t matter. All I care about is whether or not it works. And after a couple of days of trying it, I can honestly tell you that I will use this concept for a long time to come.
Being great, doing great, and feeling great are all a choice. What I mean by that is to accomplish great things, we have to do things that the rest of the world is not willing to do. But the problem is that in the heat of the moment of making the decision, we wuss out. We don’t wake up the first time our alarm goes off, we don’t leave the remote sitting on the bed, we don’t order the healthy thing on the menu, we don’t say I love you to someone we should. We simply don’t. It crosses our minds, but for one reason or another, we make the decision to make the wrong decision. We make the decision to be average. And we do it over and over and over again.
Here is the solution. Making a decision to do something out of the norm needs to be a quick decision. The longer you think it through, the lesser the chance you will have to make the right choice. Next time you are faced with a decision on whether or not to do something great, count down from 5. Our brains are wired to help protect us from getting hurt. So even if you count from 1 to 5, it won’t work. When you count down from 5, your brain has the ability to overcome that protected state, and drift into a state of urgency. This sounds too simple of a concept that will therefore create simple results. Wrong! I have used this on several occasions over the course of the last couple days, and it is money! Use it, abuse it, and stop refusing the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method.
Trying to count down to greatness, Cram