The Five minutes Rule Hal ELROD#success#wondertips
Doctors said he would never walk again. … After the experience, Hal spent exactly five minutes grieving over the situation and feeling anger to the drunk driver. The situation and driver were out of his control. So after the five minutes were up, he spent all his mental energies on getting better.
Hal Elrod is the author of several best-selling books, including The Miracle Morning. He was sharing his insights on Episode 102 of The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson.
When upset, spend exactly 5 minutes on venting negativity. Feel free to complain, moan, yell or whatever you need to do.
Once the five minutes are over, accept the situation in full.
It’s impossible to change the past. But you can determine your next steps.
If you google “five minute rule” you’re likely to find all sorts of things, from computer science to procrastination.
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In the podcast, Elrod tells the story of a night he was driving home along the freeway when he was hit head on by a drunk driver, at 80mph.
His car spun around, and was then hit in the driver’s door at around 80mph by the car that had been travelling behind him. He broke 11 bones including his pelvis, and died at the scene for 6 minutes.
When they revived him and got him to the hospital, he was in a coma for several days and when he woke up, he had brain damage from the impact and was told he would never walk again.