How to Keep Going When Things Get Hard | Bryan Stevenson
Have you already bailed on your resolutions? Where are you on your other life goals? This episode is a master class on sticking with it, no matter what.
Bryan Stevenson is a public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Alabama—an organization that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, as well as reversals, relief, or release from prison for over 140 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Just Mercy, which was made into a feature film, and the subject of an HBO documentary, True Justice. He is also a MacArthur “Genius,” a graduate of Harvard Law School, and a recipient of over 50 honorary doctoral degrees from institutions like Yale, Princeton, and Oxford University.
In this episode we talk about:
- Bryan’s “non-negotiables,” including exercise, music, and mindfulness
- The necessity of “proximity”
- How he manages fear, anger, and hatred
- How he cultivates hope and faith in the face of overwhelming odds