In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses the importance of weakness, and how it helps us become better individuals.
Here are the show highlights of Why You Need Kryptonite Just Like Superman:
- The story of Superman (1:28)
- Significance of weakness (2:43)
- Imagining what it’s like to achieve everything (4:23)
- A question in always winning (8:37)
- Reason behind Mike’s disappearance (10:30)
- What pressure does (11:54)
- Resistance as the main kryptonite (12:18)
- Failure and learning (14:00)
Why Need Kryptonite
Kryptonite is famously known as Superman’s weakness. It comes in many different forms as discovered in many versions of the myth, and is usually ascribed to Superman’s humanity just like Achilles’ heel. Due to its popularity, it is now universally understood as a term describing man’s fundamental weakness.
As we may or may not know, humans bond in struggle. We need to seek out challenges to discover those that are real. Growth requires us to move outside of our comfort zone.
Becoming Better with Obstacles
As a boy, Kyle always imagined a mythical character he’s up against. He needed obstacles to help him keep getting better. When Kyle entered bodybuilding, he always imagined guys better than him. They kept him going.
Finding Purpose and Inspiring Others
In this episode, Kyle shares an interesting story about Michael, a bodybuilder who won a lot of bodybuilding shows. He turned down his pro cards, and just kept fighting in nationals until he suddenly disappeared for a number of years.
Anything that comes too easy provides no purpose. Struggles make the diamond. The hotter the heat, the harder the steel. In life, we only inspire others by the struggles we overcome.
Download and listen to the entire episode Why You Need Kryptonite Just Like Superman to learn how your weakness can make you a better person.