I’d define the idea of “making it” the same way.
I had this sort experience years ago, going to the grocery store, putting items in my cart, and then checking out without once looking at the price of anything, not even the total the cashier gave me (as I was distracted by other thoughts).
This was shortly after I’d done some very financially-fortuitous things.
Also rings true about knowing exactly how much everything costs. I remember my mom putting 75 cents of gas in the car, as that’s how much we could afford for gas for that day.