Engage: The Secret to Self Motivation
About the Video:
Mel Robbins was stuck: her marriage was spiraling out of control, she was on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, and she was dealing with the shame of having failed her family. Then, she began counting backwards from 5 and making a decision. It absolutely changed her life. There is a certain amount of time your brain has before it can talk you out of a decision, and Mel argues that the five-second rule counteracts that.
Things We Love about the Talk:
- A good rule of thumb: don’t let your mind talk you out of making scary decisions
Some of our Favorite Quotes:
- “The way that our minds are wired and the fact about human beings is that we are not designed to do things that are uncomfortable, or scary, or difficult. Our brains are designed to protect us from those things because our brains are trying to keep us alive and in order to change, in order to build a business, in order to be the best parent, the best spouse, to do all those things you that you know you want to do with your life, with your work, with your dreams, you’re going to have to do things that are difficult, uncertain, or scary, which sets up this problem for all of us. You’re never gonna feel like it.”
- “In the scheme of life, hitting the snooze button is not that big of a deal. But here’s the thing about life: none of us wake up and say, “today is the day i destroy my life.” What we do is we kind of check out because it feels overwhelming. Or we check out because we’re afraid or we check out because we start listening to self-doubt and then we make these teeny tiny decisions, all day long, and we don’t even realize it.”