I loved listening to Kenny Rogers with my grandfather as a kid.
I particularly loved his song – “The Gambler”, some of the words something like this –
“… He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done…”
Powerful words. Have you heard it … almost everyone on this planet has heard it at least once in their lifetime.
A genuine classic.
Powerful, not just for poker but for building quality muscles 💪, whilst staying injury – free and the game of life, too. From what I’ve observed, Many people fail to recognise just how important timing really is. Not just the type of timing we usually think of – catching the stock market or real estate at precisely the right time or the pass or kick in a sport. Timing is critical in lifting heavy-assed weights in the gym, like I’ve done for almost 3 decades and not get injured.
Timing is everything.
Timing is also critical for your continuous inner calculations of knowing when to bet, when to stay Put, & when to fold or give something up entirely.
Timing is … also doing NOTHING
There are times when the optimal action is to do NOTHING, be patient. Sometimes, it can be worthwhile in the long term to take a loss now, to fold. At other times, everything you touch & decision you make “turns to gold” or allows you to grow , to expand and progress.
How do you get the “timing” RIGHT?
Timing is everything in the sport of bodybuilding, for example. You can spend 4 to 5 months preparing for a contest. If you don’t understand your “body-mind connection” as well as you should, you could miss your “peak” by a day before or after or even an hour before or after. You could suffer from a bodybuilder’s worst nightmare – being told you’ve “spilled over”.
You basically got your nutrition timing wrong and you don’t look your BEST on stage when it mattered most. Timing is everything… it is the difference between making the Finals (Top 5) and not…. like I did at two consecutive World Natural Bodybuilding championships.
It can be the difference in having a child and not. The difference in getting and A and a C. The difference between mediocre and world-class.
intelligence is in plentiful supply but unfortunately, wisdom is in short-supply in our world.
What is needed is WISDOM
In my experience and learning from other people’s experiences, I find that the worse thing to do is to be more “analytical “. You need to “QUIET” the mind… eradicate all the “noise” in your head. You need to UN-think and control your thinking.
What is needed is WISDOM.
And what is wisdom? It is knowing WHEN to do WHAT. Easier said than done.. look at the mess we humans have created in a areas of our lives and societies.
Wisdom is your ability to “be like water” as the philosopher- Bruce Lee said. You need to be hard and flexible at the right time.
Many people stubbornly hang on to their “habits”, some of which are not relevant now. They are simply unwilling to change. They have a “closed” mindset … believing change is impossible , saying – “I’ve always done it that way “
Don’t short-change yourself. Love YOU, better.
UN-Busy your mind
My Tip: strive to QUIET your mind. UN-busy your mind. Allow your decision to “listen” to your heart 💖.
Apply WISDOM, understand the importance of timing in Making WISE decisions.
You Won’t regret it.
all the very best in your decisions ,
Popeye Pirate 🏴☠️ Paul … & the need for more wisdom in decision-making