You know when you get home from a long day, and you just want to get in your comfy pants or shorts and flop on the couch. That’s getting comfortable. Sitting on that comfy couch in my stretchy pants for even ten minutes takes my brain to mush mode. Put a TV remote in my hand and I’ll be set for hours in a mindless gaze. And a beer … and well, I’ll be good all weekend.
We need to do the opposite in our daily routine. We need to push to feel constantly challenged and even agitated, in a sense, to cause change, to drive our brains to think. We need to stay uncomfortable so that we’re always looking for options, angles, and answers.