Jordan Belfort – Find The Balance

In this incredible motivational story, famous stockbroker Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street, reveals the one reason that got him back on the straight and narrow. His life was so remarkable, Leonardo DiCaprio got to play him in a movie.

Transcript:

Wolves had once roamed free there in the Western United States, right? Ruled their ecosystem, and they’d been made extinct, by hunters or whatever, right? And they did an experiment, and they introduced, or reintroduced, 14 wolves into this area. And the area was, you know, sort of like, from an ecosystem definition, shot. Like, there wasn’t a lot of vegetation, not any flowers, there wasn’t a lot of water around. And they reintroduced these 14 wolves, just to sort of put them back in the area.

Well, it’s so mind-boggling, but like 20 years later, or 15 years later, the whole place is blossoming, and there’s water, and rivers, and everything, because what happened was, apparently when they killed the wolves, it threw the whole ecosystem out of balance. That’s a really interesting metaphor, because you know, you look at it like is there really … You know, is there absolute good? Is there absolutely bad? People killed the wolves to save the sheep from being eaten by the wolves, yet in the end, by killing the wolf, they destroyed the whole ecosystem, right?

It’s about balance, you know? And I think when people watch the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s important that they look at that movie and say, “You know what? Okay, you know, I get it. It’s glamorous, and it’s fun,” you know, because I’m not going to deny that it was fun. It was glamorous, yeah, but there’s something called balance in there, that when you are that character, that never ends well. Like, it just never ends well. If you’re out there, partying like a rockstar every single night, you know, please, I’m just telling you. It is not going to end well for you, because you can only do that for so long before something happens, or you’ll start to get worse and worse. You’ll spiral out of control. The key is balance. The key is moderation, in everything that you do.


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