Great question. The #5SecondRule is only ever working on one thing—YOU. You have greatness inside of you. Even at your lowest point, greatness is there. The Rule will give you both the clarity to hear that greatness and the courage to act on it. Using the Rule, I have discovered the courage to do things that I had spent years thinking about and making excuses for.
Only through action have I unlocked the power inside of me to become the person that I’ve always wanted to be. And the confidence I exhibit on TV, online, and on stage is what I call “Real Confidence.” I’ve built Real Confidence by learning how to honor my instincts with action so that they come to life in the real world. I use the word “honor” on purpose.
That’s what you are doing when you use the Rule. You are honoring yourself. You are championing your ideas. And each time you use it, you take one step closer to being the person you are truly meant to be. I have changed from the kind of person who just thinks about my ideas to having the confidence to share, act on, and pursue them.
If you use the Rule consistently and you honor your instincts with action, the exact same transformation will happen to you. Marlowe discovered just how easy it is to use the Rule to transform herself. Days after learning the Rule, she used it to stop thinking about signing up for classes and actually do it, which was something she “had been wanting to do but kept making excuses for, for a long time.”