We're always looking for ways to make our lives easier. But in our relentless pursuit of comfort and convenience, we've lost sight of just how valuable discomfort can be. The easiest way is rarely the most fulfilling.
Far too often we fixate on optimizing the first idea we come across. We become emotionally attached to a single design, storyline, or hypothesis. The end result is a slow crawl towards incremental improvement. Our work becomes a shell of how good it could be if it were allowed to evolve.