When I hear the phrase, “walking in someone else’s shoes,” it reminds me of a few different scenarios. One of them is that you can never really understand another person’s circumstances unless you find yourself in the same position.
I heard T. Harv Eker say that in his workshops he lets people swap shoes (I must say, I don’t know if I would do it – sweaty feet comes to mind) so they can experience the discomfort of that. This, then, relates to people not doing the work they love.
It is such an apt metaphor that I just had to share it. Wearing uncomfortable shoes all day that pinch, slip off, are too big, too small, smelly, ugly, even gorgeous but just not you, must be hell.