Lily, as usual, eloquently and succinctly sums up a truth of human psychology:
I’m facing some difficult projects at work and some annoying situations in life right now. I feel way over my head, but I think the problem is that I’m not in over my head enough. If there’s any chance of learning, if there’s any chance of getting things done, it can’t just be hard. It needs to be impossible. Otherwise I won’t be scared enough of the water to swim, I’ll just be scared enough to be overcome.