Is my BUT too big?

I had planned to blog about something completely different today. But you know what they say about the best laid plans and all that. What changed my mind was thinking about my procrastination post from yesterday. It reminded me of a blog post I wrote on my old blogger site over seven years ago and a series of posts that followed from that.

Back then, on January 21st, 2010, I read a post on Nathan Bransford’s blog. His guest blogger, Jon Gibbs, told this story of his Gran:

Never shy about giving people the benefit of her opinion (whether it was asked for or not) my old gran was always telling someone their ‘but’ was too big.

On the face of it, that seems a little rude, even for my old gran, but she wasn’t talking about pants’ sizes. She was referring to those built-in excuses we like to keep handy, in case our sub-conscious starts prompting us to chase our dreams.

It got me thinking about my big but (and not the one I sit on *grin*): But I don’t have time.

A new goal for me this year… to lose my but!

To this end, next week I’m going to restart my old “My Excuse Monday” column, poking fun at the but in all of us. I’ve forgotten most of these cartoons as I haven’t read them in seven years.

What’s your “big but”?