Part 3

Lead Better

Become a person of influence through consistency and learning from failure with 6 lessons inspired by The Compound EffectThe 5 Second Rule, & Principles.

Week 5


Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Developing a Bias Toward Action

Lesson 15

Week 6


Lesson 16

Lesson 17

Lesson 18

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  Lesson 14

Developing a Bias Toward Action

Insight inspired by The 5 Second Rule (Mel Robbins)

“There’s one thing that is guaranteed to increase your feelings of control over your life: a bias toward action.”

-Mel Robbins

In her groundbreaking book The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins makes it clear that taking action is crucial to your success in life and to you becoming the type of person who has control of your future. Another thing she does in her book is emphasize the importance of moving quickly before your feelings talk you out of it — hence the 5 second rule.

As she shares in the book,

“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will stop you.”

What Mel Robbins is highlighting is how your feelings are stacked against you when it comes to choosing your actions in alignment with your goals. You may not always feel like it, but you always have a choice to move toward your goals.

Taking action is like building muscle. The more action you take, the stronger you become at taking action towards your goals, and the more confident you will become. And remember, even if you don’t hit it 100% — imperfect action is better than no action at all.

Goal of the Week

Develop a bias for consistent action.

  Quote of the Week

“It is better to make something happen—good or bad—than to have it happen to you.”


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