Words To Live By – Unknown


I’ve used the saying ‘I don’t have time’ more often than I would like to admit. It truly is an excuse that is widely accepted. People are extremely busy…that’s no lie, but in reality we all have the ability to make time for the things we really want to do. Prioritizing is vital when our lives are busy and as we all know, if something is important to us, we find the time.

So why do we allow ourselves to use this excuse? Does it make us feel better? Like saying we are too busy to do something makes us look good? We are so valuable and so needed in ALL these areas of our lives that we can’t possibly fit in exercise or writing that book or taking that class…or countless other ‘Good for us’ things.

I know I do it.  It’s hard not to use this freakin awesome one size fits all excuse. No one can dismiss MY busyness!

So how do we stop the cycle and ease of this excuse?

Accountability. Whether it’s just to yourself, or by sharing our goals and plans with others.

Accountability takes real honesty and a lot of courage. You have to be able to be honest about your actions and choices and you have to be brave enough to share your plans with someone else. Both of those are truly difficult to do.

But I believe that’s a good start to breaking this crutch down and a necessity to removing this excuse from our lives. Only then will we be living our lives to their fullest. Only then will we finally start seeing our dreams come true.

Do you have the time to make that change? Do you have the time not to?

Happy Tuesday!

Thanks for reading~



24 thoughts on “Words To Live By – Unknown

  1. “If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse!” And that excuse is often “I don’t have time” indeed. I am guilty too, and I feel bad every time I use it, knowing I could change my schedule to make things fit…. I really have to work on that!

    Happy Tuedsay to you Nikki 🙂

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  2. It’s so true isn’t it? If we really want to do something we find a way. If we say we don’t have the time it usually means we didn’t want to do it that bad in the first place, or it’s too hard. I know for me, I can’t use that excuse anymore. Getting something done is all about self discipline and willingness, it has nothing to do with time.
    Happy hump day Nikki (it’s Wednesday here) Hugs xo

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  3. Wow, Nikki. This is really powerful. Accountability is so huge, as is letting go of those excuses that serve as barriers to sharing and experiencing our own magnificence. I’m doing my best to count my blessings and choose the loving .. and be really real with myself on what is important to me! Lots of love. Thank you ❤ And happy Thanksgiving to you and Steve!

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    1. So sorry to have missed this comment from you. I feel terrible. I too would much rather hear that someone doesn’t want to than that they don’t have time. The second is far more hurtful if you ask me.


  4. Wow! This is an “ouchy” for me! I often use this as an excuse not to do something that I don’t like to do. Being accountable really helps in getting away with this reasoning. If we know that our actions would affect another person, we’d take more responsibility and commitment. Thanks for your “gentle kick on the butt”, Nikki! 🙂

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  5. Great message. I appreciate you writing this because some people are so busy that they do not even realize they are making excuses for not doing the things they desire the most. I encourage you all to stop and smell the roses. What I mean by this is we often get so caught up in our daily routine we begin running on autopilot. I find I am much happier when I am less busy and maybe you will too. Try to make your life less busy. Remember, Time for yourself is important and if you think otherwise you need to value yourself more.


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