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?
Thanks for reading~