Over the years, researchers have conducted scientific studies on various things. From chocolate to wine, not to mention supplements and other things, one thing is certain.
Some things are great with moderation.
Although there is a fair bit of controversy around scientific studies, I still believe that some things are good for you within reason.
Smoking cigarettes isn’t good for you.
Drinking a little bit of wine every day probably is good for you.
Taking a vitamin supplement generally is good while taking four or more per day probably isn’t wise.
But what does all this have to do with patience?
Taking things in moderation is a reminder in my book.
It’s a reminder to take your time and that more isn’t always ideal.
For example, taking more supplements can lead to far more problems than the initial values give you each day. This means that you need to develop a habit, but also take small steps to achieve the results.
This is something I’ve started to slowly embrace and it’s still taking me some time. I still eat somewhat quickly and I still desire to make a massive splash in the world.
But in order for me to grow, I have to learn to pace myself. To take things in moderation.
And that is a difficult thing for all of us.
But I Refuse To Give Up
But I refuse to give up so easily. For years I’ve been taking step by step towards my goals. Part of that reason is that I took things in moderation.
One of the big issues I had early on was that I had many ways of generating an income.
Although that is comforting, the reality is that I felt overwhelmed.
There wasn’t one thing I could focus on.
It goes to show that even the most beneficial of things for us can be detrimental when there’s too much.
This is why moderation is key. It’s finding that balance that keeps you going forward but doesn’t overwhelm you.
Each person’s tolerance for that is different so it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly.
After all, “too much of something” is subjective for every person.
Some people can juggle multiple businesses while one is more than enough for some people.
The important thing is is finding that line in the sand for you and walking up to that edge.
The Line In The Sand
The line is our supposed limit. But that limit is only temporary for us. We can achieve great things within the time that we have here on Earth. What matters most is that we go at our own pace and hit that limit every day.
But during the day, moderation can teach us a variety of things.
- Moderation has already taught us our supposed limit of our abilities. From there, we can grow them beyond those limits.
- Moderation also can help us prioritize what’s important to us. We’ll focus intensely and spend more time focusing on the things that matter the most to us.
- Lastly, moderation teaches us to be patient and to bide our time. Some times we need to take a break and enjoy the fruits of our labour.
So take your time. When you are focused on growth, everything you do is great in moderation.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 83 of 91 of this series.
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