I found this in one of my notebooks recently.
Basically, a level of anxiety is needed for us to perform at our best. Hence “Optimal Anxiety.”
Too much comfort will keep us stuck.
Too much anxiety -- ie abject terror -- will trigger our fight or flight response, which is not conducive to effectiveness and creativity.
Do you deliberately create situations of optimal anxiety for yourself?
I think I drew it after reading this article on Business Insider.