It’s Time to Just Decide

Korilynn Orth

A few weeks ago I was having my weekly session with one of my newer clients. We got on our call that day and she was so excited, she was listing off win after win that she had had that week, and sharing the tasks she had accomplished. She was getting things done that had been on her list and waiting for her to do for months.

I asked her, “What changed for you between last week and this week to give you these massive results?”

I’m still celebrating her answer weeks later….

“I just decided” she told me. “I decided it was time and I was just going to do it. I decided I wasn’t going to come up with reasons and excuses why I couldn’t”.

This my friend, may be why you haven’t gotten the results you want in your life. All too often we know what we want, but we don’t DECIDE to make it happen.

You see, you can think about what you want – and as you do – your brain will offer you all the reasons and excuses why it can’t happen. And therefore no significant action gets taken.

You want to get your body healthier – your brain tells you don’t have the money to invest in that.
You want to get a new job or to change your career path – your brain tells you you don’t have the time to invest to learn and figure out new things, and to just stick with what’s ‘working’ right now.
You want to to bring healing to relationships – your brain tells you things will never change.

A few days after I had that call with my client, my mind went to the story of Jesus healing the lame man in Jerusalem.

Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people- blind, lame, or paralyzed – lay on the porches. One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?”

“I can’t, sir” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me”

John 5:1-7

We can read this story and think “Of course this man wanted to get well! Sick for 38 years?!? I can’t stand being sick for 38 minutes!!”. And yet we see this man give all the reasons and excuses why he can’t. And here we are – we do the exact.same.thing.

We give all the excuses why something can’t happen.

So I’m asking you, what do you want?

I don’t want the reasons why you can’t have it or can’t do it.

I’m telling you that YOU get to DECIDE.

Decide what you want, and that you are going to make it happen before listening to the excuses and reasons your brain gives you.
Because you know what is really cool?! When you DECIDE to make something happen, your brain then doesn’t get the chance to give excuses why it can’t. Instead, it starts to look for solutions. Solutions to make what you want a possibility.

I encourage you today to just decide, and watch what happens in your life when you do!

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