"Daring greatly is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of feeling hurt. But as I look back on my own life, and what Daring Greatly has meant to me, I can honestly say that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I'm standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen." - Brené Brown
Vulnerability is an allowance. It's when you allow others to see your true self. Sadly, in our society, it's perceived as a weakness because of the reaction one might have to a specific type of response sometimes received, shaming. To me, vulnerability is part of communication. It's being fearless in the face of what other's might think of your M.O. But because of our society, being vulnerable is daring greatly. Whereas without the whole shaming aspect, the term vulnerability would not even exist and it would just be plain old communication - sharing your truest self with others.
But this is the way our world has evolved. So we must dare greatly to overcome those who make us feel shame. We must take risks and venture chance that our fears will not manifest. And we have to learn that being vulnerable is the way develop courage, become positive, remain radically candid and gritty, and live proud of who we are internally and externally.
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