Let's face it, this is something we all need help with.
5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Do it.
Yes, it really is that simple but we simply never get to the "do it" part.
We get stuck in our heads, debate ourselves for a little bit and then realize we don't feel like doing anything that will get us towards whatever goals we may have, so we "hit snooze" on our progress.
No matter what it is, everything from starting that business to getting to the gym more often or even just getting out of your dang bed in the morning without hitting snooze 10 times.
Our problem is that we are not getting moving fast enough and as a result we end up getting trapped in our heads.
We all know where that leads to...
GETTING NOTHING DONE!
We get trapped in our heads and there is like a 2% chance that we actually take action after that happens.
We usually try to justify why we don't need to do whatever the task is that needs to get done and likely it is because we don't "feel like it."
Well, NEWSFLASH.... we are NEVER going to feel like doing anything hard, not is just human nature.
Instead, we have to learn to push through despite how we feel.
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
If you have been around MMNTM for a while now, you know that this all started from when I was trying to improve my mindset and sharing what has worked for me with you guys and this case scenario is no different.
After listening to a podcast a while back and actually re-listening to it today, I decided I had to write this post because this simple "hack," if you want to call it that, is so dang effective.
So simple, yet one of the things that has almost forced me to take the most action because let's face it we are all naturally lazy at some point in our lives.
Time to get onto the next phase and force yourself to not be lazy because if we waited for ourselves to feel "motivated," we simply would never get anything done.
Mel Robbins explains this techique that is almost so stupidly simple you would be hesitant to call it a technique.
Whenever something that you know you should, or need to do, comes into your mind, count down from five and then do it.
Don't count down from five and then think about it because then you get trapped in your head and it never gets done.
Count down from five and before you even know the first step, start doing something.
You don't need to have some crazy plan, you just need to start doing something after counting down from five because then you build the momentum to do more after that first action.
It's pretty much fool proof and forces you to "do" without getting trapped in your head trying to figure out and debate if you feel like doing it or not.
This technique takes zero consideration on how you feel and usually that is exactly what we need. The way we feel has been holding us back from far too many actions.
Here is the link to the School of Greatness Podcast where Mel Robbins goes over this in more detail (click here) >>
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