It’s common for people to say “Growth is on the other side of comfort. Therefore, comfort means no growth.”
If you’re focused on your mission, doing the things, I don’t think any of that should be uncomfortable. If you’re doing what you love, where’s the discomfort coming from? I think this saying has been perpetuated by people struggling just to struggle. The people that enjoy playing the victim.
If what you’re doing is uncomfortable because you’re taking too much, well that’s a different story. That’s a story that greedy individuals tell themselves and hope a term of philanthropy will absolve.