The time has come……to lean into your vulnerability. You resist, you play it safe, you worry about what others will think. Somewhere along the line, you’re not sure when, but you started being more concerned with what “they” think, rather than what you think. As a result, you keep quiet when you know you should speak up. You pretend to be ok, so others will be ok. You feel the stress of having to put on the facade every day as you fall farther away from your authenticity. There is a rhythm and flow to life, and you have lost your way in it. Yet it is our birthright to live fully and freely. To feel the power of living our best life. So, we must be true to ourselves.
We cannot let anyone dim our light. We must be willing to bravely show the world who we truly are. Because we will experience what we tolerate. If we are surrounded by people who just want us to fit in quietly. To do as we’re told; and we comply, we will feed our fears instead of our courage. Being brave enough to be vulnerable allows us to see and nurture the vulnerability in others. It reminds us that greatness lies in our ability to make the connection between emotions, thoughts, and behaviours and how those affect relationships. Playing it safe means you will give a little bit of yourself away each day. You will rely on others to buffer your experiences. So, lean in, reclaim your power, and shine your light brightly. You have to get back in the game it’s the only way we truly win at life. Be the best you that you can be.
Brene Brown said “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage. But when we’re defined by what people think, we lose the courage to be vulnerable. Therefore we need to be selective about the feedback we let into our lives. For me if you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
By Lisa Scott Executive Life Coach