7 THINGS BEING VULNERABLE HAS TAUGHT ME 🏽 **this is a must read**
To me, vulnerability is exhilarating. It’s freeing opening up and sharing the things that are hardest to say. It’s something I’m continually working on but here’s what I’ve learned so far:
1.) Being vulnerable helps you succeed. Your confidence and drive to do more is heightened because you’ve put yourself out there. You’re not hiding from the truth and because of that you’re less likely to give up.
2.) It allows you to be more comfortable with yourself. Sharing your failures and weaknesses with the world helps you to accept and embrace them.
3.) It allows people to get to know you better and helps them see the real you. Surface level conversations only go so far… the more you share about yourself to someone (fears, failures, and all) the more they will get to know you for who you truly are and how you came to be the person you are today.
4.) It helps conquers fear. Vulnerability can be scary, but what I’ve learned about just being vulnerable in itself, is that it dissipates the second I decide to stand up and say what I feel. Like I said before, it’s exhilarating 😛
5.) It takes practice. Being vulnerable is terrifying as hell at first. You don’t have to dive straight in. Start by sharing something small with someone you’re close to.
6.) It’s infectious. I think this is because vulnerability breeds TRUTH. And without vulnerability, many of the key truths of a story are hidden. Meaning we are only getting a glimpse of the picture, not the full journey of transformation that has occurred.
7.) The opposite of vulnerability is perfectionism, which is showing the world that nothing goes wrong and you have no flaws. If we are keeping everything to ourselves, are we not by default displaying that our life is perfect?
Just some food for thought. I think vulnerability is beautiful & have so much respect for people each time they put themselves out there. Give it a try sometime… you may surprise yourself - 5 hours ago