Aug. 1, 2021

"I'm busy" is a TERRIBLE excuse.

"I'm busy" is a TERRIBLE excuse.

Sure, we’re all “busy.”

In this ambitious part of our lives, we often bite off more than we can chew, saying yes to more obligations than we probably should.

Maintaining a home, our health and our relationships requires our day-to-day attention as well.

It seems like not enough time in the day exists for everything we’d like to get done, right?


Twenty-four hours is more than enough time. If we divvy up our schedules correctly and efficiently, we can find time to make things happen.

So if you can’t set aside 30 minutes for reading, you’re just not interested in the act of reading. You spend more time telling people you’ll read, rather than actually put the work in.

If you can’t regularly sacrifice 45 minutes for a workout, your health and well-being just isn’t a priority.

In most cases, if you “don’t have time,” it’s simply because you don’t want it badly enough.

If you did, you’d figure it out. There’s always a way.

Set an appointment with yourself in your phone calendar. Wake up an hour earlier. Or maybe even remove time-guzzling TikTok from your phone(gasp).

Don’t ever give the “I’m busy” excuse. It’s just a polite and inarguable version of “I don’t care enough about this to make time for it.”

You’re not that important. 

You’re not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or the President of the United States.

Those are busy people. But you know what?

Even they make time for important things.

Barack Obama made sure he regularly played basketball at The White House. He also made a point of sitting down for dinner with his wife and two daughters every night.

Ariana Huffington, one of the “busiest” women in the world, makes time for daily meditation.

Yes, she schedules time for sitting and breathing.

We make time for what’s important.

So if you tell someone you’re too busy, you’re really just giving them the middle finger.

Think about it.


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