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
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 119 Ratings)
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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.


  • Repetitive

    By 
    I really enjoyed this book and I’m glad I read it. But it definitely got repetitive, quick & often. What was said in 16-17 Chapters really could have been said in half of that without all the fillers and excessive testimonials. While I would definitely recommend it to a friend because it contains gems, I wish it came in a “meat and potatoes” version. And this is from an avid reader.
  • Not sure what the buzz is about

    By MoFo3000
    Mel Robbins never really got around to explaining exactly how to use the five second rule. She basically just reiterated what was sent to her by people who used the rule that they probably got from her Ted Talk or from listening to an interview she gave. I regret spending the money on the book and the time I took to read it. Pretty frustrating experience.
  • It Caused A "shift" In my Life

    By Iamdoechii
    Highly recommended for anyone who can't understand why they're stuck in the minds and life.
  • Waste of time.

    By The_Music Man
    This book is a self inflating book, kinda like this whole poor me thing, then, BAM, look at me. I swear the whole book talks about what social media readers have sent in. Nothing profound. HERE IS THE SUMMARY: Before you do anything, count backward from 5-1 and re-think your decision again. You welcome, I just saved you $19.
  • Did not finish-Did not enjoy

    By Mocha hope
    I gave it two stars because perhaps the rest of the book was amazing. When I found out there was absolutely nothing profound, I stopped reading. I can't believe this book sells so well. I think most people would have buyers remorse.
  • Good book

    By Omaha101
    Good book! Helped a lot with my personal goals and work life goals. I have different beliefs in some areas on how to approach things due to Christian background, but believe overall it was a great read!
  • AMAZING!!!!

    By BigZ34
    This book will change your life! Mel gives practical action steps to change your life immediately! I bought both versions of this book, that's how much I loved it! Worth every single penny!!!
  • The rule itself is amazing

    By drew2413
    The majority of the book seems to be a summary of people who have written in on social media about how the rule has changed their life.
  • Easy, Engaging, Insightful Read

    By fangdango2
    This is my first book review ever on iBooks but I just had to leave it for this one since it's been so great for my life in just the few short days I've been applying the principles. Finished it in two sittings, loved all the chapters and have begun reading it again. Don't let the simple solutions fool you, those things pack a serious punch if put to work. The same day I read the book I immediately started using it and I've done more to move my personal and business life forward in the last three days than the previous three months combined. The crazy thing is that I thought I was already operating at full capacity but the stuff she mentions in clear simple to understand English has got me tapped into a whole other level. I would highly recommend this book, just be sure to put the 5 second rule into action right away.
  • Outstanding Book

    By MinimalMatt
    Simple way to change your thinking about everything. I find her YouTube videos encouraging also. Thank you Mel for writing this book.