“No one is too busy in this world. We all have the same 24 hours. It’s all about priorities.” – Anonymous
I discovered this quote while scrolling through Facebook – posted by a family member I haven’t seen or spoken to in many, many years.
As someone who always appreciates an insightful quote, no matter how simplistic in its implementation, I agree with this author’s sentiment about setting priorities in life.
I myself even blogged about the subject a few years ago in a post entitled, Thanksgiving to-do-lists – who’s important on yours?
But as I get older, I struggle with the ability to understand how often we fail to practice what we consistently preach out in the world – particularly on social media.
For over 35 years, I was very well acquainted with the family member in question. In that time, I remember that their priorities in life centered around one thing and one thing only – themselves.
They always had a long list of excuses as to why they simply didn’t have the time to devote to others, which is perhaps why I found their post so ironic – especially the added caption, “so very, very true”.
In Marie Forleo’s book Everything is Figureoutable, she writes this about excuses: “It’s time to call yourself out and uncover all the ways you bullshit yourself.”
Am I perfect? Heck no. Perfection is impossible to achieve.
But I’m sure we all know people (both personally and professionally) who spend far too much time bullshitting themselves into believing that what they say and share out in the world is truly representative of how they actually behave.
Remember, social media is nothing more than a platform to superficially share your thoughts and ideas without anyone holding you accountable for the literal execution.
While it might not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, for those who know us well, don’t be surprised if they call bullshit.