This is one of those pieces of advice that we realise is very valuable way too late.
Never Compromise Early On.
When you are at a stage in your life when you can commit wholly to a dream, then don't compromise your efforts to achieve it. More often than not this is when you are young. As we get older many of us make decisions to compromise a dream with life's normal distractions such as personal relationships, partying, studying, career, sport or family.
There are many of us who sit and wonder what we could have been and realise we have made decisions that have eliminated any chance of us achieving as much as we could have in a particular area.
So, when you are young and you get the chance, and you have the desire, NEVER COMPROMISE on your dream; it will allow you to get closer to achieving it.
Performance Pick = NEVER COMPROMISE EARLY ON.