We Can’t Use “Busy” As The Excuse Now

I saw a post on Facebook the other day that made me smile.  It read “After years of wanting to thoroughly clean my house but lacking the time, now I discovered that wasn’t the reason.”  It’s funny because we can all relate.  It’s the idea of something we know we should do, but most of us don’t do.  We might even want to do it, but don’t have the desire or discipline.

During this strange time, many of us are coming face to face with the “busy” excuse.

I have said for years that we are not “too busy” to do the things we want.  For most of us, we simply don’t prioritize what we say we want.  We just don’t make the time to execute.  Busy is just an excuse.  And now, with more time on our hands than we are used to, some of us are finding that out.  But instead of taking advantage of the time, we are taking to social media to complain that we are bored.

For the last several years, busy has been the most over-used word in the English language.  It was the answer to nearly every question in small talk (How are the kids?  Busy!).  But more importantly, it became the excuse for not being able to work on yourself, chase your dreams, or do the things you knew you should do.

And now…busy is not your excuse.

How do you make time to create content?  I am too busy!

I can’t carve out the time to exercise…too busy.

I wish I had time to meditate, learn a language, or read a book.  My life is just too busy.

There is plenty to be anxious about during this new time we are living in.  But the good news, if you choose to look at it this way, is that you have gotten your time back.  You are not “too busy.”  So what will you do with it?  Will you binge watch a new series on Netflix?  Will you spend even more time on social media mindlessly scrolling your life away?

Or will you take the time to work on something that will give you purpose and growth?  It’s your call.  You are not “too busy.”

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Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.