The New 5 Second Rule

by on 26/09/11 at 10:18 am

We all know the old 5 second rule.  If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds it is still ok to eat.

I don’t know about you friend, I never bought into that one!

If it’s on the floor, one second or 1 hour there is still dirt there.  So what is the new five second rule?  Well it has nothing to do with food.

This is about taking action and you moving forward quickly.  For instance ever been working and had a fantastic idea pop into your mind?  Then for whatever reason you put off taking action on it…

This is heading toward the new 5 second rule.  Millions of brilliant ideas are lost every day because we put them off and then forget what they were.

There is really two ways to remedy this issue:

  1. Drop what you are doing and act on that idea NOW!  If your idea sounds that good in your mind it probably is.
  2. If you can’t, for whatever reason drop what you are doing and act now, write down ar record the idea immediately.

The reason #2 is there hey sometimes we simply can’t drop what we are doing and act on and idea no matter how good it sounds.

Myself for instance, most of my epiphanies happen when I’m driving.  If this sounds like you…


You can keep a small voice recorder handy to record your idea, or most cell phones have a built in voice recorder that will work.

Then when you get home the data is there for you.  Try this for a week and you will be amazed at your results.

One Response to “The New 5 Second Rule”

  1. Christian

    Oct 1st, 2011

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