Over the years I have used the excuse "I don't have time" to do -------- (fill in the blank). That excuse seemed viable until I looked at others who did have time to do what needed to be done.
Now, when my time is more available, I have another excuse prepared: "I'm too old"or "too tired" to do ----------. Once again, that excuse seems acceptable until I observe those with many years on me still serving, still working, still doing.
And, as I observe these servers, these workers, these doers, I notice something else. Inevitably, they are happier than those who sit on their rumps and plead lack of time, lack of energy, lack of talent.
This I know for sure: Benjamin Franklin was right when he said "those who are good at making excuses are seldom good for anything else."