Stop being fine

What are the two words we say so much? According to Mel Robbins, life coach and motivational speaker, the simple two words "I'm fine," keep us from getting what we want.

Those words, "I'm fine," are demotivating. Because the truth is it's easier to stay "fine." And those dreams you have or big ideas you want to make happen? You're never going to feel like doing it. 

Her suggestion: Just do it. Even when you don't feel like it. Take action. "It's your job to make yourself do the crap you don't want to do so that you can be the person you want to be," Mel says. 

I like what she says about the brain: there are 2 parts. One is auto-pilot (which the brain loves), the other is emergency brake (whenever you try to do something that isn't your normal routine).

Doing anything that is a break from your routine, requires FORCE. The good part is that forcing yourself to do something new is what makes your life the most interesting!!

When you feel stuck or dissatisfied in your life, it’s a signal. It’s not a signal that your life is broken. But that one of your most basic needs is not being met: exploration, or growth.
— Mel Robbins

How do you meet this need? Force yourself out of your head and take action, get past your feelings, and get outside your comfort zone. 

She talks about the "5-second rule." If you have an impulse that is pulling you, and if you don't marry it with an action within 5 seconds, you're essentially pulling the emergency brake and killing the impulse. So to make something happen, you need to do it within 5 seconds.

The challenge: When you have an impulse, one that gets you outside your comfort zone, use the 5-second rule and you'll be shocked at what happens. 

Do one thing every day that scares you.
— Eleanor Roosevelt