If fear and money was not an obstacle what would you achieve? We have all heard this saying before. We know deep down what our biggest obstacle is. It is ourselves. The only limitations we have, are the limitations we put on ourselves.
All the self care in the world, exercising, and nutrition will not bring you happiness, if you're living day after day unfulfilled, no passion, or direction you will not achieve desired levels of happiness.
We all have burning desires, run a race, start a business, have the confidence to accept a compliment, love our bodies, accept my life in the season that I am in, finding contentment in a difficult season of life. Whatever that desire is big, small, life changing, bringing clarity and comfort to you your life. What I know for sure, is that we NEED to follow our instincts and listen wholeheartedly to make those desires come true.
Mel Robins has coined the phrase the 5 second rule: The 5 Second Rule is simple. If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.
The moment you feel an instinct or a desire to act on a goal or a commitment, use the Rule.When you feel yourself hesitate before doing something that you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and move towards action.There is a window that exists between the moment you have an instinct to change and your mind killing it. It’s a 5 second window. And it exists for everyone.If you do not take action on your instinct to change, you will stay stagnant. You will not change.But if you do one simple thing, you can prevent your mind from working against you. You can start the momentum before the barrage of thoughts and excuses hit you at full force.What do you do?Just start counting backwards to yourself: 5-4-3-2-1.The counting will focus you on the goal or commitment and distract you from the worries, thoughts, and excuses in your mind.As soon as you reach “1” – push yourself to move.This is how you push yourself to do the hard stuff – the work that you don’t feel like doing, or you’re scared of doing, or you’re avoiding.That’s it. 5 seconds is all it takes.if you don’t act on an instinct within that 5 second window, that’s it. You’re not doing it.
This rule has single handedly changed my life. I joined the National Association for Professional Speakers, booked my first national level Speech in Dallas late September, I am going to be expanding my peer counseling practice to minneapolis and surround area in 2020, I get up at 4:30 each morning to prepare my mind, body, and soul to crush the day. I follow my instincts and listen to my heart one day at a time. YOU can do this too. Its as easy as 5,4,3,2,1, GO.
Sometime I succeed, and sometimes I fail, but everyday is a clean slate and a fresh opportunity. The ordinary days and the days when things do not go well, that my friend is LIFE, and the majority of it. What I know for sure is that we have the power to change our lives in an instant. What is on your heart? What goal, dream, passion, have you put on the back burner? Give yourself permission today, to write it down, then tell someone about it, from there start to look into it, do some research. Before you know it, you will have began what WILL change your life and bring you true happiness.
Heal Her, LLC will be 1 years old in September, she was born our of pure instinct and following my heart. Today almost one year latter I am a respected mental health advocate, professional speaker, peer counselor, influencing the way the world see mental wellness, and more. It is just the beginning for me. I want all woman to feel the joy, love, and freedom of following your heart.
NOW 5,4,3,2,1,GO get it GIRL!!!