The Human Condition
First, I want to give a huge shout out to Lewis Howes. I love his work, his authenticity and openness, and I especially appreciate his ability to make all of his podcast guests, who are high performers, relate-able to us all.
Second, I want to introduce you to his podcast, The School of Greatness and specifically Episode 707. In this episode of his podcast, Lewis highlights discussions with few guests who talk about their struggles with perfectionism, rediscovering their passion, and accepting success and gratitude for presence.
I encourage you to hear their stories with empathy and openness and to not disregard them because they have experienced success. We often feel like our suffering isolates us from others, but when we hear and accept stories from others and recognize they suffer too, we can realize that we are all human and we all battle our stories, thoughts and emotions.
Our ego and isolation want us to believe that it is our suffering that makes us special, but I believe what really makes us special is our uniqueness. When we truly accept and embrace ourselves and act in alignment with our true and unbiased nature free of the fear judgement, that is what makes us the most special.
So, I encourage you to listen to this episode with openness and empathy for the guests and realize that they are human just like you and me. There is no reason to judge them differently or discount their suffering because they have a different life experience than you or I. We are all part of the human condition, and it is episodes like this that continue to remind me how connected we all are.