When they grow the vines for grapes to make wine, they don’t fertilize them. They don’t even plant them in very good soil. In fact, the best grapes for wine are planted in poor soil and in conditions that stress the vines- doing so creates grapes that struggle but are far more flavorful.
When we’re comfortable, we take the easy choice. We become complacent. Soft.
Comfortable is an artificial creation that, while lovely for a couch, does not push us to our best work.