Tim Brownson on the “I don’t have time” excuse:

We all adopt the ’lack of time’ approach on a regular basis, because the easiest out in the world is to blame the clock when we want to avoid doing something.

But it’s nearly always untrue and it’s seldom helpful.

I challenge you to join me and go a week without telling people you don’t have time to do something.

I started the process last week by telling somebody that I probably wont read the book they sent me.

Not because I didn’t have any time, but what spare time I have at the moment I’d rather use for chilling with the wife and the hounds.

I’ve always disliked the word “busy” and try not to use it to describe my life. Others will be more respectful of your time if you are honest with them about how you wish to use it.