T: I don’t know how long it will take.


In video 4 of “How to Feel Better,” Brooke talks about “I don’t know how long it will take” as the most poisonous thought ever because it’s so disempowering. She says to decide the result you want and figure out what will make inevitable. In the video, this is in regards to building revenue for a coaching business. I’ve been struggling with this same thought, but in relation to health problems I’m experiencing. I keep going to health professionals who think if they run this test and I follow this protocol I will be better, but I don’t get better, so then we try more tests and protocols and the cycle continues. I live with the thought of “I don’t know how long this will take. My life feels like it’s on hold until I can find the answer because this affects so many other areas of my life.” I’m doing all I know how to shorten the process of diagnosis and treatment (going to specialists, lots of testing, special diets, medications and therapies). I’d love to just decide my problem will be better a few months from now, but I’ve actually had that thought for the last 3 years and it’s not changing. What thought do you think I should have in this case instead of “I don’t know how long it will take”?