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THE POWER OF YOU

Today, something incredible is going to happen.

A woman will quit her job because she truly hates it. She is scared, but she’ll do it anyway. A man will call off his wedding, knowing he’ll be hated for it. A 56-year-old veterinarian will start her first business, an app developer will launch her first product, and a 15-year-old will start writing his first cookbook.

A banker will apply for an executive role that she’s always wanted. She doesn’t feel 100% qualified but that’s not going to stop her from throwing her hat in the ring. And a man in a bar will leave the safety of his friends to walk across the room to approach an attractive woman. Initially, he’ll feel like he’s dying inside, but it will turn out way better than he anticipated.

They know they might fail or fall flat on their faces, but they do it anyway. They push themselves forward despite the feelings that scream “NO!” They feel afraid but they still move.

The question is, why? The answer is simple: they know the secret to greatness. When your heart speaks, honor it, 5- 4- 3- 2- 1- and move. They also know the alternative and that it is terrifying: missing out on all that you are meant to become. Living on autopilot and swimming right past all the magic, opportunity, and joy that your life has to offer. And the greatest risk of all? Dying before you’ve actually pushed yourself to live.

Dan in California is not going to let that happen. He’s just registered for summer classes in finance. The idea of being a #44yearoldfreshman is daunting, but he does it anyway, because “never too old” is what it means to be great.

In Honolulu, Shirley is pushing herself to start living again after losing her husband. She’s let too many “five second windows be wasted” over the last four years. Now, she is practicing everyday courage. She has started with something small—beginning to walk again. That one change has opened doors that have been closed for years.

In Santa Monica, California, Julie used the #5SecondRule to push herself to make calls that made her nervous, and got two things: greater confidence in herself and $5,000 to help cure pancreatic cancer.

In New Delhi, India, Pulkit is taking “so many risks” using the #5SecondRule that it is helping him grow in “amazing” ways. He’s now always “giving the best shot” at what he does, thanks to the Rule. And he has a piece of advice for Dan, our 44-year-old freshman: keep pushing. Pulkit knows the power of everyday courage because he just finished his bachelor’s degree.

After a high stress week at work, Kathleen wanted to just “kick back and feel the buzz of a well-deserved drink and not deal” but she 5- 4- 3- 2- 1 and drove past the familiar cars at the bar. It was a “white knuckle” drive home, but in that moment she won. As Kathleen put it “However small that drive was, it felt like a victory.” And it truly was.

In Minnesota, Kelly has made a Heart First five-second decision after years of dreaming about it. She’s moving to France. Now that she’s decided, the fear has disappeared just like Rosa Parks said it would, and she’ll use her brain to figure out the details instead of allowing fear to hold her back.

In London, England, Steve was suffering from PTSD and thinking about ending his life as he rode on a ferry. His instincts told him to get help and the #5SecondRule “kicked in,” he moved away from the railing, and walked toward a steward working on the ferry. It took the lowest moment of his life to admit just how lost in depression he had become, but in less than five seconds he 5- 4- 3- 2- 1 and discovered the courage to save his life.

And finally, James…

Steve’s story hit James “close to my heart.” James lost his baby brother to suicide just a year ago. As James wrote, “I wish my brother took 5. I can never change that, but I can change myself.” Using the #5SecondRule, he has found the courage he needs to wake up and start living again: “It’s time for me to move on, back to my passion, back to my running.” James made a five second decision. He is running a 100 miler, 5- 4- 3- 2- 1, in memory of his brother Patrick.

Yes, you can move mountains. Whatever is happening right now, this is it. This is your life. And it’s not going to begin again. You can’t change the past, but in five seconds you can change your future.

That’s the power of everyday courage. When your heart speaks, honor it, 5- 4- 3- 2- 1- and move. One moment of courage can change your day. One day can change your life. And your life can change the world.

There is greatness in you. The time to reveal it is now.

5…4…3…2…1…GO!

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