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Why you’re hardwired for comfort…

By Marcus Santer

staying young and ageing well isn't always easy


“People who are put off by or unwilling to do the hard stuff almost always want to engage in philosophical discussion instead. They see it as a time saving device, thinking that if their understanding is more advanced, they’ll be better at doing whatever they’re avoiding.”
Tim Larkin


When I first heard this I thought Tim was talking directly to me.

Straight up.

I’m the Grandmaster of avoiding the hard stuff (work) and have always preferred to engage in research, learning, the acquisition of certificates and talking the hind legs off any donkey foolish enough to listen =)

And I did believe all of my cerebral activities would make me better at what I wasn’t doing.

But deep down the truth was I was avoiding taking action.


Because I find learning comfortable and taking action uncomfortable.

And like you, I’m hardwired for comfort.

Now a quick side-step before I continue.

Because there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable.

In fact it’s kinda essential to your survival.

Let me explain…

I’m doing some science revision with Ollie for his exams and one of the subjects we’re looking at is Homeostasis.


It’s the regulation of internal stuff like your cells and organisms in response to internal and external changes.

It controls your:

Basically, its job is to keep conditions in your body constant and comfortable in response to whatever’s going on inside or outside of you.

Truth is, you and your body love being comfortable and constant.

It’s hardwired into you.


If you want something you don’t currently have, whether it’s to do with your health, your finances, your relationships or anything for that matter, chances are what you want is outside of what is currently considered comfortable and constant for you.

Because if it wasn’t…

… You’d already have it.

Which means if you’re going to get it, you’re going to have to get uncomfortable.

It seems to be an unavoidable fact of life that doing what you find uncomfortable is often the price you have to pay for growth.

And yes…

… I regularly have to remind myself of this fact because it’s always tempting to go back to comfy learning mode =)


… If you’re one of the few people ready to get a little uncomfortable and stack the odds of a healthier and stronger longer life in your favour…

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Bye for now


P.S. I gotta chuckle.

How come?

Cuz you have to admit my message is a hard one to sell: That growth is usually uncomfortable.

It’s not popular by any stretch of the imagination..

But I have found it to be one of life’s truths.

And as your trusted advisor it’s my job to be honest with you.


… I can make staying young and ageing well as simple and painless as possible for you, and that’s exactly what I’ve done with my latest book.

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