Day: #22 || Alphabet : V || Theme: Emotions || Word: Vulnerable
As you all know besides taking up the #AtoZChallenge one more goal I had in mind was to encourage guest posts on my blog some who are my existing blogger friends and others who are not bloggers but are good at writing. And am so happy I managed to have four guest blogs already.
Finally today is the last guest blog in this challenge and that is being done by my dear friend Jennifer from Courage Coach and she has taken up the emotion VULNERABILITY. Thank you so much for your valuable time and writing on my blog. Really appreciate it Jenni <3 <3
~~ VULNERABILITY ~~
“You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability first” ~Brené Brown
What do you think of when you hear the word vulnerable? Does this word make you feel uncomfortable? If so, you are not alone and in fact you are the majority.
When we think about being vulnerable or when we are actually experiencing vulnerability we are living outside our comfort zone because it means taking a risk and the risk is exposing yourself and not knowing what the response will be. That is definitely uncomfortable. It could be a good or bad response but what underlies it all is this willingness to expose yourself first and that’s what scares people the most. Seeing how vulnerable we are can determine how courageous we can be.
Once we do embrace being vulnerable we walk into being courageous and that’s where the magic happens because when we are acting out of courage, we are taking action steps. That action is layered with fear because that’s what being courageous is all about, it’s doing something despite the fact you are scared. Otherwise courage would be a walk in the park, no big deal. Being courageous is showing up to be seen.
Some examples of being vulnerable are; wanting to ask someone out on a date, wanting to express how you feel to someone you truly care about, waiting to hear back test results from your doctor and so on. When you find the courage to take action on your vulnerabilities, you then walk into hope. You hope that whatever you courageously do is going to produce the reaction you desire and wish for. This chain reaction of vulnerability, courage and hope is centered around one thing the entire time and that is living wholeheartedly with an open mind and heart.
Brené Brown is the queen of this topic and if you haven’t seen her TED Talk video about vulnerability, I highly recommend you see it.
It’s a game changer 🙂
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and change” ~Brené Brown
I would like to thank my sweet friend Sneha for asking me to be a guest blogger on her site during the A to Z Challenge. “Thank you so much” 😀 I hope we can meet one day soon, Sneha! 😉