The Hardship of Accounting
Never ask of money spent
Where the spender thinks it went.
Nobody was ever meant
To remember or invent
What he did with every cent.
Recently I caught some interest in attending a three day seminar in June. Cost was $550. I diligently started projecting my expenses in June to see if I could afford this additional outlay. That is when my anxiety started. For those that are self-employed, June can be an expensive month.
This set off an internal conflict. I really want to do this seminar, but what if I can’t cover all my business costs in June? I dumped some wet tea leaves on my kitchen counter to see if I could read the future. All I got was a tea stain on my counter.
Planning ahead makes sense especially where money is concerned. I think that is an axiom of the universe, like the speed of light being a constant.
Isn’t it amazing though how often planning ahead leads to worry that leads to anxiety that leads to endless thinking and re-thinking?
If planning ahead really reduces your worry about something, by all means, plan on. Sometimes it is better to take another route: following your gut instinct. My gut says this seminar will be interesting, useful, and might actually help my clients and lead to new clients. It also sounds like fun.
I realize that, to a worrier, I am suggesting the unthinkable. What if I sign up for the seminar and let the chips fall where they may? What if I have a little blind faith that I’ll get through the month of June, and I will be happy that I took the seminar.
What if I decided to accept the optimistic side of “what if” and assume that things will go right rather than wrong.
Less Than Helpful Advice
Sometimes you gotta just roll the dice.