Not Feeling It?

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If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.

-Criss Jami-

How are you feeling today?  No one is watching so feel free to answer the question.

Great? Awesome? Lazy? Angry? Happy?

That’s our problem, our feelings.  We allow our decisions to be made by our feelings.  We don’t “feel” like having a good attitude.  We “feel” good about buying that new car that’s going to put us $400 in the hole every month.

I know how you “feel” because I deal with it too.  I often don’t “feel” like doing many of the things that I have to do, but I do them anyhow, and so do you.  Here’s is a classic example.

Monday morning we all wake up and think, I don’t “feel” like going to work today yet we do go to work.  This is the discipline that we MUST bring to all of the other things that we know we must do but have been putting off.

Does all of this make sense?  I’m sure it does.  Pushing ourselves beyond our feelings and into action isn’t always an easy thing to do.  But there may be a method we can employ to do just that, push past our feelings and into action.  Learning how to do this may be the key we’ve been searching for that will lead us to a new life.

It’s called the 5-second rule.  The 5-second rule was invented by Mel Robbins.  When Mel is being driven by her feelings she uses the 5-second rule to get her brain working towards her goals and not falling victim to her feelings.

We can use the same 5-second rule to help us reach our goals.  It’s as simple as counting down from 5-4-3-2-1 then taking action on what we don’t “feel” like doing and doing what we should be doing.  I encourage you to pick up Mel Robbins book, The 5 Second Rule.  In Mel’s book, you’ll learn a new technique designed to push you past your feelings and into action.

In the meantime, watch Mel on her Ted Talk below.

Tino Hernandez



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