Do you think of it as a weakness?
Does the thought of being vulnerable bring up fears of being judged or rejected or hurt?
If you resonated with the above, and you don’t believe vulnerability to be a necessary ingredient to a joyful and happy life, then you’ll want to watch the video I’m going to tell you about in a minute (it’s probably one of my all-time favorites from TED).
But first, let me share my personal history with vulnerability, and how it impacted my life for many years.
If you’ve read my bio, you know that I’m a recovering perfectionist. But do you know why I became a perfectionist?
I would like to think that it was my commitment to continually strive for excellence, but the truth of the matter is, it was to avoid being vulnerable. [continue…]