We’re constantly told that we should aspire to live a “balanced life.” Why should we do that? Because we’re told that living an “unbalanced life” comes at a cost… and it does.
What people don’t tell you is that living a “balanced life” also comes with a cost. If you live a “balanced life,” you might be good at several things, but you will never be great at anything.
That is the trade-off.
Competing at the highest levels on any front these days requires more than talent. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about bodybuilding, writing, fighting professionally, playing the guitar, becoming a YouTube personality or running a large corporation, if you’re not willing to let it dominate your life, you’re not going to cut it. That’s because there will be other smart, talented people who will center their life around being a success. If you’re not willing to go to that level, you’re not going to be able to compete with them.