Why Vulnerability Is So Important
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Your comfort zone is a behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. That provides a state of mental security.
A state of relative comfort created a steady level of performance. In order to maximize performance, a state of relative anxiety is needed—a space where our stress levels are slightly higher than normal. This space is called "Optimal Anxiety," and it's just outside our comfort zone.
Too much anxiety and we're too stressed to be productive, and our performance drops off sharply.
It is the state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
We don't like to be vulnerable because we can more easily get hurt. But we w...
Without genuine vulnerability, it’s impossible to build the types of relationships that can provide comfort and help us through life's hard times.
The risk of vulnerability may be high, but the rewards of positive, healthy relationships are even higher.
We are vulnerable to viruses and accidents, misunderstandings and pain caused by our fears.
Meaningful social connections sustain us and lessen our overall weakness. When we are able to admit to our vulnerabilities, we free up energy because we no longer have to put effort into maintaining our buffers.