It’s an old Texas term that most of us have heard, and many of us have used. ‘Fixin’ To‘ is similar to ‘trying’ in its effectiveness. The question really is “How to get out of the Fixin’ To stage and into the actual doing things stage?” And like most things, changing your thinking can make all the difference.
Let’s explore a different way to get results, shall we? You’ve all heard of the Law of Attraction. Near as I can tell it was originally a Hindu concept, or possibly even older than that. More recently it has become a “New Age” mainstay with the use of the equation: Intention + Attention = Manifestation. First let’s move that into clearer language: something like “Dreams, Desires, Goals,” even Fixin’ To for the Intention part. Frankly the simple word for the Attention part is Action. And finally manifestation comes down to Results.
Now, hang on. I’m fixin’ to play with the math a bit. I think of Laws of Nature like Gravity as working whether or not we believe in them. Frankly I’ve been having this ‘conversation’ with Gravity for years, asking it to lighten up a bit… but does Gravity even listen to me? Nope! I think the Law of Attraction equation works that way too, except I—being a numbers person—want to change it just slightly, from addition to multiplication. What the equation is really saying is that you need both Desire (Being) and Action (Doing) to create a Result, and math-wise, a multiplication sign makes more sense to me. If I’ve got only one of the elements without the other it’s like multiplying by zero and the result of that is zero! Wow! Math can be helpful.
So the bottom line is that Fixin’ To doesn’t get you off the couch. Actions do. And for those actions to be effective you need to be clear about what you want.
One thing I know for sure, is that when you or I get wonky results it’s because we are missing one of those two elements in the math problem!
Fixin’ To is a good step, it’s just needs a partner like action. How about aligning the two together?
Shell Tain, the Untangler
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