Do you have the courage to be the real you? To express your real emotions? To be truly vulnerable? You should – because you’re worthy of it. Too often we rush through life failing to stop and reflect on what’s actually going on. Sometimes we run away from our emotions or the uncertainty that comes with them. We are terrified of showing our vulnerable side because we are afraid of getting hurt, of not being accepted, of not finding a sense of belonging. It’s time we changed that, because it’s only when you’re vulnerable that you’re truly alive.
In one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, Brené Brown shared how her research on connection revealed a whole new side to the power of vulnerability. She spoke beautifully of how connection is why we’re here, because that’s what gives meaning and purpose in our lives. She highlighted how this connection was strongest in the lives of the whole-hearted people who lived from a deep sense of worthiness. She shared the four qualities that these whole-hearted people embraced in their lives:
She tells her incredible journey of vulnerability in her TED talk – I strongly encourage you to watch it below.
At the end of her talk, she leaves you with four tips for you to embrace so you gain the courage to be vulnerable and create real, meaningful connections with people.
If enjoyed her talk you might enjoy Brené’s book Daring Greatly – it has been very highly reviewed and it’s definitely on my reading list! And if you’re looking for more immediate inspiration, check out an earlier blog post I wrote on Stop Self-Criticism and Learn to Love Yourself.
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Good luck in your adventures & until next week!