Being constantly stressed out is by no means an advantage to anyone.
Being outside of your comfort zone however only makes you stronger. If the situation demands me to be resourceful, I have no other choice than to do what needs to be done. Be it learning a new skill, kill my darlings or re-think a belief that is no longer doing me any good.
Although, jump out too far into the danger zone and you’ll become desperate and put in a weak position for negotiation. Beggars can’t be choosers.
It’s an act of balance. Become too comfortable and I’ll grow stagnant. Stay in the fire for too long and I’ll burn up.
The trick I believe is not fleeing from any of the two extremes; life will push you back and forth wether you like it or not. Instead, you should learn how to navigate within that spectrum, to dance with the circumstances thrown at you.