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Confusing Comfort with Happiness

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I’m not sure that there’s any correlation between entrepreneurship and fitness, but there seems to be a lot in common among people at the top of their game — be them entrepreneurs or athletes. Outside magazine ran an interview with “ultrarunner” Dean Karnazes (thanks to Michael Hyatt for the link) in which he said:

Western culture has things a little backwards right now. We think that if we had every comfort available to us, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now we’re so comfortable we’re miserable. There’s no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure. We get in a car, we get in an elevator, it all comes easy. What I’ve found is that I’m never more alive than when I’m pushing and I’m in pain, and I’m struggling for high achievement, and in that struggle I think there’s a magic.

Wired dubbed him The Perfect Human.

I don’t know who The Perfect Entrepreneur is, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find any successful entrepreneur who didn’t part with comfort for a long time.

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