Let’s say there is something you really want to do.
It can be something big like moving to another part of the country or something small like taking an hour of time several times a week to pursue a hobby.
The key point is it is something you’ve been saying you want to do for a period of time but haven’t gotten around to doing it. It’s a pattern.
To the point that every time you start the sentence “I’d really love to play the piano again” you flow right into your list of excuses on autopilot “but I can’t take time away from my family” or “it’s a silly idea because I’m too old”, etc.
Now, you may be saying that you don’t use excuses and you only have valid reasons for why you “can’t” do what you say you want to do.
After all, excuses are for more irresponsible type people and that is certainly not you.