Garbage in, garbage out. It’s a very true statement when you look at it in more ways than one. I’ve heard the saying before, but I was watching a documentary on pizza and Chris Bianco mentioned this. It was his philosophy and his successful action that he focused on each ingredient being the best it could be. It struck a chord with me and resonated with what I’m about and what I am striving for. I feel it’s also a wider reaching philosophy as well than just ingredients to a pizza, and I’ll explain why. One of the things I love is to learn from successful people in any field, as there are definitely pieces of information you can pick up and learn from and apply to your own field. I was thinking about this in terms of the ingredients that go into my clothes. Use high quality materials, you get a high quality product that will last. And I feel when people buy our clothes, that’s exactly what they are getting. Of course, the designs and the fit have to be good, but those are also elements and ingredients if you will. I am always looking at how we can improve these elements too, so we can deliver an even better product year in, year out. You can sit back in awe of your product and get complacent or you can keep evolving as an artist and get better.
I even see this to be true in the world of health and wellness. In terms of diet: garbage in, garbage out. It affects your ability to perform in life, in my opinion. Food is medicine. The wrong food though can have the opposite effect. It’s even true in what you consume on tv, art and reading sense too. You surround yourself with the greats, you will improve in my view. There are plenty of present and past greats that we can learn from, and those individuals also had their idols they learned from as well. Things can always get better. If you take the time to isolate each element and perfect that one piece, however insignificant it may seem to you or others, they really do start to add up and become noticeable in the overall final product and overall scheme of things. You can never get too comfortable and rest upon one’s laurels. It’s a tough world out there, and striving to better yourself and your product doesn’t guarantee success by any means but gives you a better shot at it.