.....I believe, is not a sign of weakness, it can be your greatest strength.
It is having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Your association with vulnerability requires a shift in awareness in order to strengthen your emotional well-being.
However, hiding vulnerabilities is absolutely exhausting! It is like wearing armour, and no one must see through it. Covering over your vulnerabilities is a belief that you are not strong enough to handle the challenges.
When we look at trying to understand our vulnerabilities, we are taking the first step towards ownership of our emotions and creating environments for growth and learning.
A leader, teammate, colleague, acknowledging “I don’t know what to do here” or “l think I got this wrong” creates an environment of imperfection. The gifts are in a leader’s ability to put themselves on the line in a way that recognises they do not need to have all the answers, but together we can create the solution.
Learn to be willing to expose your vulnerabilities, no matter how scary that can be, it will require you to be in the present moment to say what you really feel without fear.
The benefits to you of being ‘more vulnerable more of the time’ helps build intimacy in relationships. It develops stronger trust connections with others. Showing yours more increases your self-worth and aids innovation, motivation and creativity.
Give it a go……