Recently I have been doing some projects very comfortably. Then one day someone started doing something similar.
Internal thoughts of Noah: “Mother Fer, Beep, Expletive, C*ck Balls, Sh**, Ass. What am I going to do?”
Then I realized I need an opponent and next time I am going to pro-actively go find one. They don’t even need to realize they are your opponent.
For example, sometimes at the gym there was someone next to me on the treadmill, I said to myself that I would stay longer on the treadmill no matter what. After they left I did a HUGE arm pump, raised the roof and continued my running.
Getting an opponent pushes you to succeed and makes me at least more paranoid not to lose. I think it depends on the person but I guess the question to ask yourself if, “are you too comfortable?”
In the great words I hope you can use from Mortal Combat one day “FINISH HIM!”