Kenny Rogers said it best, “You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table…”
This can be taken a number of ways, but generally speaking, it appears to hold the same lesson within. Stop getting ahead of yourself.
I am constantly getting ahead of myself, and that’s common for just about everyone. Patience is a virtue for a reason.
Getting ahead of yourself is more than just being impatient though. Staying at the right pace takes more focus than the average joe has.
When you’re going through hell, do not give up. Do not look at your past until you find yourself in a place you want to be. However much or little you think you have can change in a moment’s notice.
Counting your money at the table could also mean wasting time. You counting is not changing the amount you made.
If you are in a good place, it might be a good time to count, so to speak.
If you’re getting something different from Kenny Roger’s song, please do share.
I personally like looking back on my accomplishments and avoided disasters every time I have an extra long time to contemplate life. Even small accomplishments like drinking BPA-free water remind you that life isn’t all bad.