25 Amazing Things that Happen in 5 Seconds or Less

I talk all the time about 5 second decisions. Believe it or not, it only takes 5 second to change your life.

I changed my own life one 5 second decision at a time. And over 100,000 people have written to me about how 5 second decisions have shaken up their lives – in all of the best ways.

How? The 5 Second Rule.

The 5 Second Rule is simple, powerful, and takes you from thinking to doing.

It states:

The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.

It’s a tool that revolutionized my life, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you. If you already know about the 5 Second Rule, you understand the power that lies in every single 5 second moment.

And if you don’t, or if you want to learn more about it, click here.

Before you start using the Rule, 5 second intervals may seem meaningless – how can such a short period of time make a difference?!

But as you start using the Rule, you understand that life is made up of 5 second decisions – and that every 5 second interval counts.

5 second decisions have impacted me so much, so I decided to figure what else happens in 5 seconds.

The results are amazing.

Did you know that in the world, every 5 seconds…

  • The universe expands by 46 miles
  • About 500,000 chemical reactions take place in every cell of the body
  • 17 million emails are sent
  • 9.98 tons of trash are thrown into the ocean
  • The sound of thunder travels one mile
  • 15,800 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls
  • A sloth can move a little over one foot
  • 55 trees are cut down in the Amazon rainforest
  • 47 new websites are created
  • The average person in the world makes $0.001
  • Bill Gates makes $1,250
  • Americans consume 1,750 slices of pizza
  • 205,000 Facebook posts are posted
  • Almost 80,000 pounds of trash are thrown away in the USA
  • 21 babies are born
  • 500 lightning strikes hit the ground
  • 80 million tons of water have evaporated from the Earth’s surface

And to show the power of every moment, in just one second…

  • The New Horizons spacecraft, the fastest ever, can travel 16.26 kilometers
  • The world’s fastest computer can perform 33,860,000,000,000,000 calculations
  • The world’s fastest enzyme, carbonic anhydrase, can catalyze 600,000 chemical reactions
  • There are 54,907 Google searches
  • You can form snap judgments on up to ten unfamiliar faces
  • $3.4 million worth of goods and services are produced in the world

In our own lives, 5 seconds can often seem like almost nothing. 5-4-3-2-1 passes so quickly.

When you take control of those 5 seconds by using them to propel you forward, things start to change. In a big way. And these changes compound. In 5 seconds, the universe expands by 46 miles. And as those 5 second intervals add up, the expansion gets bigger and bigger and bigger.

Every 5 seconds matters. So use the 5 Second Rule to improve your life, 5-4-3-2-1-GO – and then let me know what happens.

You can learn more about the 5 Second Rule here.

Xo, Mel



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