Being vulnerable can give us the opportunity to…

Updated: Apr 14

Following last week's blog post about the risks you should take in life, there has been a lot of conversation around vulnerability. In the previous post, I wrote that we should “have the courage to allow [our self] to be vulnerable. That is the only way [we] can experience the most amazing feelings in the world.”


Brene Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five number one New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. Brown’s definition of vulnerability is “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.”


As uncomfortable as the thought of vulnerability may make you feel, it does have many benefits. One is that it doesn’t make you weak. In fact, it actually makes you stronger. When you no longer hold an attachment to other people’s opinions of you and you hold enough acceptance of yourself to ask for support or help, or speak your truth, you step into your power. When you step into your power, you will feel more able to put yourself out there, whether that is in relationships, your career, your creativity or any other aspect of your life.


Here are some other benefits of vulnerability:


  1. Healing

  2. Connecting

  3. Feel your feelings

  4. Leaning into discomfort

  5. Stepping into authenticity

  6. Feeling safe in your emotions

  7. Having honest conversations

  8. Having a corrective experience

  9. Getting comfortable with yourself

  10. Learning how to tolerate distress/stress

  11. Rewriting the narrative on what it means to share your feelings


If you are experiencing anything discussed in the blog, you might want to consider one of my online and on demand programmes encouraging a self-taught introduction into building confidence and self-esteem, rewiring limiting belief systems, setting goals and setting intentional action or reducing stress and anxiety. For more information please visit https://www.jessicasadams.com/ondemand


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