We’ve been talking a lot in our recent Sexy Sobriety live calls, about Mel Robbins’ book, The 5 Second Rule.
Mainly because I was stunned at how such a crazy-simple concept (counting down 5-4-3-2-1 and then launching into action) has helped me to spring out of bed before dawn for the past two weeks without even the HINT of a snooze button (whaaaaaat!).
So I couldn’t wait to watch her TEDx talk, ‘How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over’.
I loved how she talked about humans being hard-wired to always want to do the easy thing. And the easy thing is to stay the same.
Isn’t that just the crux of it, though?
‘It’s too hard not to drink at social events.’ Stay the same.
‘It’s too far to travel to that meet up.’ Stay the same.
‘I’m too tired/busy to go to yoga class today.’ Stay the same.
‘I’m too grumpy to meditate right now.’ Stay the same.
‘It’s too scary/weird/unfamiliar.’ Stay the same.
And yet, we know that we don’t grow if we stay the same. We know that it makes us feel stagnant, stuck, frustrated, and disempowered.
What if we rebelled against that natural urge to choose the easy option?
What if we channelled a fire in our belly and our hearts, and refused to settle for anything less than inspired action and total transformation?
What if it had the power to change everything?
You’re stronger than you know, and you’ve got this, hon. x