Sometimes, you hear a phrase so much that you might just believe it’s fact. For us, one of those sayings is “no pain, no gain.” While it’s a great motivator, and a reminder that progress isn’t always easy, it’s not entirely true. Doing the most all the time isn’t guaranteed to get you results, and in some cases, it might even delay them. Moderation, on the other hand, can be the key to unlocking major progress. Here are three instances when taking it to the limit isn’t necessary in order to see gains.