“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Ryan Blair
If they make time for you, they care. If they make excuses, they care about themselves more than your business or relationship.
If you want to run that marathon you’ll carve out time to do the miles. Or you won’t, and you won’t finish.
If you want your business to succeed you’ll still be working at 6:00 on a Friday while your friends are out at the bar. Which is more important to you, long term freedom or short-term pleasure?
If you care about your relationship you’ll do what you have to do. Otherwise you’ll make up excuses to cover over the bad behaviors and lies and eventually it will collapse.
If it is important enough you will channel your inner Hannibal crossing the Alps: find a way or make a way.