Crazy Read 2018 – The 5 Second Rule


BOOK #28

Book Title:    The 5 Second Rule

Author:          Seth Godin

Length:          83 pages

Score:             6/10

What I Loved 

This was an interesting book. Did I LOVE IT LIKE CRAZY?! No. Was it good? Yes, and I do believe it will help many people.

The concept of the book is to launch yourself. When your brain tells you to do something? JUST DO IT! But in a new way.

Here’s an excerpt from Page 34 to give you an idea of what The 5 Second Rule is all about:

“When it comes to change, goals, and dreams, you have to bet on your instinct with action. I feel so thankful that I listened to my dumb idea about launching myself out of bed like a rocket because everything in my life changed as a result of it.

Here’s what happened: The next morning the alarm rang at 6 a.m. and the first thing I felt was dread. It was cold. It was winter in Boston and I did not want to wake up. I thought about the rocket launch and I immediately felt like it was stupid. Then, I did something that I had never done before – I ignored how I felt. I didn’t think. I did what needed to be done. Instead of hitting the snooze button, I started counting. Backwards. 5-4-3-2-1 and then I stood up. That was the exact moment I discovered the #5SecondRule.”

Such an easy rule! Such an easy concept! And I get why most people LOVE this book. This is made apparent by all the texts/testimonials/and write-ups from fans. They litter almost every page. The quote pages were some of my favorites to be honest!

On Page 161, LR Knost writes,

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living. Heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”

What a statement!!! People always believe that life has to be amazing and exciting all the time and it just isn’t some times. Read this statement. Over and over and breathe THAT in.

Is the concept amazing? Yes. I do agree with the concept. 100%.



What I didn’t love

My brain is not good with the 5 seconds! I tried it, but need it to be substantially shorter. I also struggled with how disjointed it felt. There were hundreds of stories about how people have used it, but they felt so disjointed in reading the book. Some of the graphics were hard to follow and it just didn’t feel right.

I would have appreciated less content but more details. It also felt like Robbins was repeating the same thing over and over and over and it got really boring!! My niece was listening with me and reading along with me and couldn’t handle it. She was into some pretty intense books and all for them, but this one she could not get into either.

Who I would recommend it to

No idea. I think that people who enjoy reading self-help books would love it.

Would I read it again 

No. Probably not.

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