- Chetneet Chouhan
The 5 Second Rule
I need to decide whether I want to go there and give a speech or stay there, standing in my safe and defined area.
My turn has come. I have decided.
I didn't go to stage during the school assembly. Now, beating myself at home about it. Five seconds rule uncomfortably works.
What is The 5 Second Rule?
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You count 5 to 1 and you 'just do it' (- Nike)
How does it work?
When you need to make a decision or do something you haven't done it before, you count. Draw your undivided attention to it—5, then 4 then 3.
And our brain is a terrible multi-tasker. Its focus on nervousness and self-consciousness goes away.
Now at the exact lowest fear moment. Just do it.
The rule is simple. Not easy.
And if that would be easy, then anyone could do it.