Some people say that everything in moderation is a good thing. I completely disagree. Moderation does not truly test the impact of the discipline, event or food in question. Moderation is a hedge and a fear to understand the impact of truly committing yourself to something.
Comparing moderation to outright commitment, I’ll start with the positives for moderation. You are less likely to get tired of the event. You will never feel like you have failed because you never really put in 100% effort. You will keep some sort of balance in other parts of your life. All fair points.
Points in favor of overdoing things are that you can put in every ounce of your energy to best understand your capabilities. You’ll never question what would’ve or could’ve been. You will learn when overdoing something becomes unhealthy and will have experienced it firsthand as opposed to academically. You’ll also gain a much greater appreciation of the sport, hobby or pastime than you would if you were treating it as temporary as tourism.
So yes, if something is worth doing, I contend that it is most definitely worth overdoing!