On the topic of excuses.
I place high importance on differentiating the phrases, “I can’t because _____” and “it’s not a priority for me right now.”
The difference between those statements is vast, yet under-discussed.
Don’t tell me that you care about something but don’t have the time to work towards it; making the time for it is just not a priority for you right now.
Don’t tell me that you want change but other people are stopping you; you’re not prioritizing self-ownership… nobody can stop you if you don’t let them.