5-4-3-2-1-ACT

Such a simple message that could literally change your life!

I was recently at Imaging USA, which is the national convention for the Professional Photographer of America. It was held in San Antonio, Texas and lasted about 3 days. The keynote speaker, Mel Robbins, was brilliant and her message was one I will not soon forget. In fact, it is probably one I will use the rest of my life. Its concept, clearly written in her book, “The 5 Second Rule:” (no, not the one about dropped food) 🙂 describes how we make decisions every day, all day long, and many times we agonize or overthink or delay to get more information, etc., choosing to do something else, instead of taking action. We distract ourselves instead of taking positive action that would actually take us toward our goals and success! Each decision is made in about 5 seconds.  The truth is, we KNOW what we SHOULD do. If we would just DO it, we would be far more successful.  For example, when the alarm goes off in the morning, we KNOW we need to get up. If we would just say “5-4-3-2-1” and GET UP, instead of laying there agonizing about the day, dreading what we need to face and hitting the snooze, we would be far more successful!

So, while this concept is super simple, it is incredibly powerful. In fact it applies to almost every area of our lives. It certainly challenged me to start taking action and DOING the things I know I need to do but habitually avoid… Like exercise, blogging, phone calls, etc….and the list goes on.

I encourage you to visit Ted.com and watch her talk which happens to be one of the top Ted Talks of all time, called “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over”. What a great title, right? It might just change your life and help you be happier, healthier, more confident and even more successful!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp7E973zozc

Thank you, PPA, for the great programming at USA and for giving us tools to BE MORE. Your campaign is for real, and it is relevant.

#SuzetteSays: 5-4-3-2-1-Just Do It!

One Response

  1. 5-4-3-2-1 I’m going to try this. I’m a terrible procrastinator and this may help me break this very bad habit.

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