Which experiences have taught you the most? Were they periods where you coasted along? Or did you struggle through them?
The stoic teacher Epictetus mentioned how a session of stoicism ought to feel uncomfortable. He likened it to a medicine – bitter, but beneficial.
Two millennia later, science backs up the ancient philosopher’s claims. Psychologists call this deliberate practice – practice that is uncomfortable and stressful, but productive.
Comfort and learning do not mix very well. Where one is present, the other is often missing.