Tony Robbins says “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
Which is why making a decision and then taking immediate action is so important to your success. Mel Robbins says in the video below that we have to push ourselves and take action within 5 seconds after thinking of something. However, if you don’t take action within those 5 seconds to move forward with the thought or decision that’s in your mind, then it’s unlikely you will do it.
Think about it, how many times have you walked by the kitchen sink and seen a couple of dirty cups that needed to washed? You probably could wash them in less than 15 seconds, or better yet, it would take only a few seconds to toss them into the dishwasher. But what do we do, we let them sit there and let them pile up with more dirty cups. And before you know it you got 10 dirty cups in the sink – and now you definitely don’t feel like cleaning them up, there’s to many, I’ll do them later you say. So they sit around some more, until finally there are no more clean cups. It’s human nature to postpone things we don’t want to do or we think are interrupting our personal time. However, in the amount of time, we debated with ourselves whether to do it or not. We could have done it and moved on to another task.
The same is true about our success. We let the things we don’t want to do pile up and before we know it we think there to many obstacles. So we stay in the same job and the same routine unhappy. We want a better job, but don’t want to take the time to learn a new skill. Or we think it’s too hard, so we never start. All these things add up over time and before you know it, you are old thinking about what you could have done with your life. I encourage you to watch the Mel Robbins Video below and make a decision to change your life. I didn’t say it would be easy, however, the rewards for taking action will far outweigh the hard work along the way. So don’t sell yourself short. You got it in you to do something amazing.