Being vulnerable is allowing yourself to be seen for who you truly are. No smoke and mirrors, no props, no sarcasm, no jokes. To be vulnerable is to be alive and I know from experience that it’s the only way to be.
Trust me when I tell you, I haven’t always been this way. I was raised to hide my emotions, disconnect to avoid pain and be ashamed of who I was. To tear that down requires balls and a complete shift from everything I was taught to avoid. It’s not easy. Sometimes my whole body shakes, my stomach aches, but I do it. When you make the shift mentally, when you say …”This has to be done”...your life opens up.
And it opens up in a very big way! People gravitate toward it. They want it. They get inspired by it. You realize that anything you’ve ever wanted is completely within your grasp and your power.
Yes, Power!!! So many people associate being vulnerable with weakness. Vulnerability is anything but weakness. I can spot weakness a mile away. Those people who chat superficially, who gossip about others, those who cut others down. They are the real wimps! The strong build others up. They cry when they're sad. They tell people when they're scared. They can admit they don’t know the answer. They love wholeheartedly. They treat others with kindness, and are not afraid to apologize when they screw up.
So believe in yourself enough to be vulnerable. Let people see you for who you are. Vulnerable is beautiful and real.
Go be amazing! You will be unstoppable. And the power to do so is all yours!