The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage - Mel Robbins

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

By Mel Robbins

  • Release Date: 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 329 Ratings


Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.

It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.

In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:

Become confident
Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
Beat fear and uncertainty
Stop worrying and feel happier
Share your ideas with courage

The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face —we hold ourselves back.

The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.


  • Waste of Money

    By Wingsg
    I bought it thinking there was something deeper but the title of the book is literally what you are getting no more no less, so just count 5 to 1 before buying this book!
  • Hits the nail on the head

    By BritLaShea
    It has taken sometime for me to finish this book not because it’s a bad read because that it is not. But because sometimes you “think” you know and already have the resolution but yet you haven’t made any changes in your life. I implemented Mel’s 5 second rule along with going to therapy, taking time to focus more on me and really learning to trust God. And although I haven’t gotten it down packed yet when I fully 5-4-3-2-1, I see the difference and feel it. Breathe and count!
  • Read This & Change Your Life

    By AlexandraJo
    A great read! For anyone that experienced fear, hesitation, anxiety, self-doubt, this simple rule of 5-4-3-2-1 Go! will be a life changer! 100% recommend to everyone - confidence in yourself is built through every day acts of courage.
  • Jump start yourself

    By Delainalee
    This easy to read book helps you get unstuck and propels you to new heights. It’s a wonderful book and Mel Robbins is brilliant.
  • Mind Blowing

    By Kitong76
    This is book reminded me of how much our mind controls our future. Its the choices we make daily that determines our greatness. Highly recommended, must read.

    By Abu Jailyn
    I never write reviews, but wouldn’t ya know? I used the #5SecondRule and the “never let an important word go unspoken” rule to decide to write a review, ha! All jokes aside, this has hands down been one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I’ve struggled with so much self-doubt, overthinking, analysis paralysis, and self defeating thoughts but this book and Mel’s insights have really put a lot into perspective. I now understand what true confidence is, the courage to act despite your fears. Small acts of everyday courage builds the confidence I know deep down I have. Words cannot describe the benefit this has been to my life and I have great hope and anticipation for what the future holds! Read this book!!! You have less than 5 seconds to make a decision, make the right one. Thank you Mel for this monumental work, it’s a game changer!
  • Wow!

    By gatorsrule0811
    Great read. You can almost feel yourself evolving as a person with every flip of a page. Definitely something to share with the people I love in hopes to see them change as much as I did! Thanks Mel!
  • Change and Action is absolutely a decision!

    By Matt_cooper
    In many cases we know the WHAT to do, but not the HOW! This book gives you a simple process to jump into ACTION.. Thanks!!
  • Thanks Mel Robbins

    By Oscar_2001_ Gonzalez
    Great book. Looking forward to my two college classes next school year. My journey begins today. #5SECONDRULE. I’m only 16 years old and can’t wait to live the rest of my life to my fullest potential. Thanks Mel Robbins
  • Great read

    By W newton
    Just what you need to push yourself into activity or push yourself away from negativity. It’s practical and it works!!