179: Is pushing yourself worth it?

"If you aren't uncomfortable, you are not pushing yourself hard enough."
I've seen this type of advice all over throughout the personal development space-

The idea of "no pain, no gain" or "growth comes from discomfort."

While pain and discomfort may indeed push you to grow, it's unhealthy to take this on as the new status quo of your life.

I mean, what is the point of life if you are constantly in discomfort or pain?

Instead, look to consistently challenge yourself, but not to the point of discomfort.
Set targets that are growing, but not painful to hit.
Stop writing huge, overambitious goals, and then stressing out when you don't hit them.

It's okay to not always aim big.
Sometimes saying "Our goal is simply to grow by 1% this quarter" is enough.

It's not sexy to say, but what's wrong with a company that stays stable or grows slowly?
Especially if that company provides a good balance for you and the team.

Stop obsessing with growth and pushing yourself to your limits.

Sometimes just setting a small target and knocking it out of the park is even more rewarding.