It's all how the person gauges accomplishment, for some people the just being able to ski everyday is enough, but for others they need more for them to feel accomplishment and thus strive for more. Just because a person is satisfied with less doesn't always make them lazy either, it just means they don't need as much to have a fulfilling life.
"there are plenty of other fish in the sea. too bad you're nowhere near the sea. you're in the desert, alone." Soulskier
It's a game. Sometimes you're like shit, I didn't drink enough, sometimes you're like shit I'm unconscious.