There are a lot of great quotes out there.
There is one quote that takes the steak though. (I’d say cake but I don’t eat that garbage)
It’s this quote by Oscar Wilde:
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
I enjoy this quote the most for many reasons.
One of those reasons being that moderation can hold you back.
In simple terms:
No Risk = No Reward
Of course, you can ‘moderate’ your risk.
… but some things require you to make an all-in decision.
- Starting a business.
- Doing the zero carb diet.
- Building the body of your dreams.
For example, the zero-carb carnivore diet. (Like the Steak & Eggs Diet)
There is no moderation in this diet.
You have to be all-in.
Zero carbohydrates are allowed.
With the addictive nature of sugar, one gram of sugar can cause a cascade of sugar cravings.
This is akin to a drug addict moderating their drug consumption.
At first: “I’ll just take a hit once a month.”
Then it turns into: “I’ll just take a hit once a week.”
Before you know it, they’re taking a hit every 15 minutes.
This is why it is imperative to do things 110% or not do them at all.
Another example being: going to the gym.
There’s no: “I’ll work on it when I feel like it.”
That’s the perfect recipe for failure.
When you aren’t fully committed to something, you are bound to fail.
You tend to half-ass everything when there’s no commitment involved.
So whatever you do, do it 110% or don’t do it at all.
Another reason I like this quote is because it goes against mainstream advice.
Mainstream advice gets you to once place and one place only: In the mainstream.
If you want to take normal advice, become a normal person and live a normal life, be my guest.
It’s just not for me.
I find joy in challenges and things that are extreme.
I like going against the grain.
It allows you to see things in a different light.
A light that people choose to ignore.
This is why having an open mind is important.
Yet, having a closed mind is equally as important.
Every situation is unique in its own regard.
Realize that every situation demands an altered version of yourself.
Sometimes, you will need to get after it…
Sometimes, you will need to exercise patience…
… and sometimes, the answer does not lie somewhere in the middle.
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
Until Next Time,