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 Monday!


**Originally posted on Flying Through Water in November 2016




24 thoughts on “Excuses….Excuses….

  1. I can so relate to this Nikki. I guess part of it is being aware and making a conscious effort to break free of that procrastination. Sharing with others our plans is definitely a step in the right direction. 🙂

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  2. I thought I had read this before… And I think I might have replied the same thing, it reminds me of the saying “If you want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t really want to, you’ll find an excuse” xx

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  3. Also it takes a whole lot of patience, time and most importantly dropping the ego to be able to own up and be accountable. And it is such a long and continuous process that people give up and just defaults back to easy to access excuses.

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  4. Reminds me of the author who exchanged “I have no time” for a declaration of “I have plenty of time”. In one year he wrote multiple books, where previously he had taken a year or years to finish 1! It really is a conscious decision.


  5. Yes time we all seem to need 26 hours in the day. Excuses yes we are all “so busy” My sister was always busy to see her friends with cancer..I will see them in the next break…etc…then her friend passed away. I have decided that I will make time.

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  6. Hi Nikki,
    A lovely post with much food for thought…I really think your accountability concept is a meaningful one, thank you.
    You have shown the way by announcing you are writing a book…
    Hope it’s going well 🙋🏻💐

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    1. It’s going. 😉 I’m finding that I’m talking to my phone..(recording myself) a lot more than writing but it’s helping me gather my thoughts. It’s fun but I may look bit strange doing it while out for my morning walk. haha!

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