5-The Five Second Rule
Your mind can process a facial expression in 33 milliseconds. It’s very fast. And the other thing it can do very quickly is: If you have one of those little impulses that are pulling you if you don’t marry it with an action within five seconds, you pull the emergency brake and kill the idea!
If you have the impulse to get up and come dance while the band is playing, if you don’t stand up in five seconds, you’re going to pull the emergency brake.
If you have an impulse, about, you were inspired by somebody’s speech today, and you don’t do something within five seconds, write a note, send yourself a text, anything physical to marry it with the idea, you will pull the emergency brake and kill the idea.
Your problem isn’t ideas, your problem is you don’t act on them. you kill them. It’s not my fault, it’s not anybody’s fault. You’re doing it to yourself. Stop it!
I’m counting on you. One on four hundred trillion. You got stuff to do! And it’s not going to happen in your head!
So practice the 5-second rule as often as possible!