"It is the road signs, ‘Beware of lions’" – Kip Lagat, Kenyan long distance runner, when asked why his country produces so many great runners.
Good (practical!) observation. Quite usual.
But, to bring out the best in us, do we need to be challenged to this extent?
Is that extreme adversities alone can bring our true potential out?
Can I try to be a skilful captain, though am in calm waters?
Am I trying enough to unleash my potential? In-full?