Power of 5 seconds

25 Jul

I was about to send an important email to our client but just before hitting the send button I saw a spelling mistake in name of our client. Hats off to Gmail’s undo button that saved the day. Gmail added a feature in which after sending an email we can undo it and guess what Gmail provides us 5 seconds to do this.

After this incident I started considering importance of 5 seconds in every aspect of my Life. And because I am having some profound results so really want to share Power of 5 seconds with my beloved readers.

Pause & Reflect... Power of 5 seconds

Power of 5 seconds

Generally to any event our response cycle goes like this

Event –> Response –> Outcome

Now problem with the above cycle is once outcome is generated it can’t be reverted. Event occurs in our Life; we respond to it and then we get an outcome. For example if your co worker starts yelling on you (event) you will yell back (response) and both of you will remain angry for the rest of the day.

If you really want to improve your relationships with your friends and family or you want to make better decision in work then here make some changes in the above cycle you will get a totally different response

Event –> Outcome –> Response

Now if your co worker is yelling on you think for 5 seconds on what outcome you want? You want better understanding or you want to fight back. For better understanding you can reply him with a Smile or you can simply respond in a polite way. Trust me if you do reply him in a polite way he will become your fan. When they say words can win hearts this is how it is done.

You can apply power of 5 seconds cycle in area of your Life. With family you can respond on every question just after giving 5 seconds to it. Think what outcome you want then respond accordingly. With your friends, spouse or any loved one just think of what outcome you want and then respond accordingly.

While in a meeting before speaking reconsider your idea for 5 second and then open up. You will be amazed by amount of respect, love you’ll receive if you start applying power of 5 seconds in every area of your Life.

Uptill now I myself undermined value of 5 seconds but recently I realized that 5 seconds cycle made huge difference in my Life.  I will suggest to all my beloved readers to use power of 5 seconds and enjoy the rewards. Yes don’t forget to share your experience with me.


Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Driving Force


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9 responses to “Power of 5 seconds

  1. a4ayeshakhan

    July 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Sometimes, it works!

  2. Yousuf Rafi

    July 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    awwww precious words… lag raha hai har word ke pasiay lag rahay hain (: alhumdulilaah worked for me all the time (:

  3. tayyibairam

    July 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Yahooooooo yes 5 sec.. great write up

    • Yousuf Rafi

      July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      jazaakALLAH for your feedback tabsss… feels great to receive feedback from my best of friends (: jetiiii rahein (;

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    April 11, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your
    further write ups thank you once again.


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