In Texas, we have this expression: I’m fixin’ to. (There is no ‘g’ on fixin’, by the way.) As in, I’m fixin’ to make supper. You hungry? or I’m fixin’ to go to the store. Want to come along?
A lot of times in business, we get stopped by a bad case of fixin’ to’s. We’re fixin’ to set up a website. We’re fixin’ to write articles. We’re fixin’ to learn how to use a Facebook page.
We’re always fixin’ to, but we never do.
On my Facebook page, I have a cover/banner/whatever they call it with one of my favorite quotes:
A year from now you may wish that you had started today.
Ironically, that cover is still in place because I’ve been fixin’ to get one made that’s more directly related to this blog and my business. I just haven’t got a round tuit yet. (yes, yes, bad pun. sorry.)
Life can be wasted in the fixin’ to’s. That’s not to say that there aren’t legitimate reasons why you haven’t done some things. You do have to prioritize your time, and some things inevitably end up in the “round tuit” pile.
But if what you’re fixin’ to do is keeping you from getting where you need to be, maybe you need to quit fixin’ and just get ‘er done.
What are your thoughts? Do you have anything you’ve been fixin’ to do that’s keeping you from being where you want to be? Let me know in the comments.