Sometimes we can get so caught up in doing things perfectly that it ends up doing us more harm than good.

We may get so overwhelmed that we end up paralyzed and don’t take any action.

Or we may be meticulous and “get everything right” but the stress involved actually undoes much of the good we’re trying to do.

We’re all different. Our lifestyles, histories, environments, activity levels, genes, predispositions, needs, and what we’re looking for.

So how could we ever think that what works for one person will work just as well for everyone else?

There is so much confusion about food, fitness, personal development, business, the list goes on and on.

It’s not because some of it works and the rest doesn’t.

It’s because it all works for some people, some of the time.

Yes, there definitely are some basic principles that tend to work for most people, most of the time, but those principles are so simple that they can often be summarized in just a few words.

For example, Michael Pollan was able to use just 7 words when it comes to what to eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Any time you see information that I or anyone else offers you, I encourage you to view it as something to experiment with.

In the end, do the best you can and don’t spend too much energy worrying about specifics.

Test them out for yourself. See what holds true for you and leave the rest.