The 5 Second Rule

There is an energy and life force inside each and every one of us that is so powerful, it's often frightening.  Its light is so dazzling and bright, that many times we cover it up, fearful of sharing it with others.  But instead of fearing this light, we must learn to accept it, and ultimately at some point find ways to express it.  And as we share our brilliance with others who may be hiding their light, not only does this liberate us from our own fear, but it encourages others to liberate themselves too.

You've heard about the five second rule right?

No, I don't mean the rule that says once you drop that piece of chocolate on the floor, you still have five seconds to eat it.  I'm referring to what motivational speaker Mel Robbins refers to as the five second rule which is this:


If you have an impulse to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea.


When inspiration strikes, you've got 5 seconds to do SOMETHING, or else NOTHING will happen.  If you get inspired by a new business idea, you have 5 seconds to write down the thought...If you get a sudden surge of energy to reclaim your health, you've got five seconds to get up from the couch to get your gym clothes on....If you find yourself wanting to dance at that wedding, you got five seconds to do it...or nothing happens.

Here's the deal: when inspiration pays its short 5 second visit and you physically move, your brain starts to replace old, limiting habits with new life-giving ones.  But if you don't move after 5 seconds, your old habits become stronger, and it becomes harder to create change.

So whatever your goal is, it's not enough just to think about it - you have to do something about it - and within 5 seconds.

Over the last few months I've trained myself to ACT during these inspirational episodes. And now because of it, I've created something I'm super excited to share with you all.  It's called Yoga Masterminds - a 40 hour teacher training program designed to help you sequence and cue yoga poses with the best in the world.  If you're a yoga teacher or serious yoga student, you'll want to check it out.
 
So stay committed to ACTION during those sudden bursts of inspiration, and truly express your light.

I'll be here cheering you on,
Andrew

PS. If you feel inspired to share this blog post on social media or to forward it to a friend, you've got 5 seconds. :)  

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