Telling someone you appreciate them

Telling someone you appreciate/admire/respect/love them, requires you to be vulnerable because their feelings might not match yours, which could change the dynamics of the relationship.

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What Vulnerability Really Is

Vulnerability is consciously choosing to freely express your thoughts, feelings, desires, and opinions regardless of what others might think of you.

Vulnerability is showing your rough edges and a willingness to accept the consequences.

When someone admits they are bad at something, they will probably be more respected.

Accept who you are, faults and all.

When you take responsibility for your problems, you're in control of the solution. When you blame others, you’re handing over control to someone else. And you cannot control them.

Taking up responsibility shows that you accept reality for what it is and set out to work with what you have. 

Calling them out when they truly cross the line makes you vulnerable. You’re making your feelings and opinion about the other person known.

Vulnerability is not a tactic to use on other people to manipulate them. 

The goal of real vulnerability is to express yourself as genuinely as possible.

Emotional vomit is when you suddenly unload an inappropriate amount of emotions and personal history onto a conversation, usually to the utter horror of the person listening.

People who do this often expect this act to suddenly fix their issues.  But the point of emotional vomit is to make you aware of your issues, so you can deal with them.

Genuine vulnerability represents a deep and subtle form of power. 

In order to become more resilient, more formidable, you must first show your flaws and weaknesses for the world to see. In doing so, they lose their power over you, allowing you to live your life with more honesty and intention. 

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When you share your vulnerability with someone, and that person cares about your vulnerability, that is the person to go with. 

By risking getting hurt, we often find we create more meaningful interactions that increase our ability to be resilient. 

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Daring greatly

... is about showing up and being seen, about owning our vulnerability and understanding it as the birthplace of courage.

Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both.

  • What’s keeping you out of the arena? Can you name the fear? Where do you want to be braver?
  • Figure out how you’re currently protecting yourself from vulnerability:  Perfectionism, Cynicism, Control etc.
Being vulnerable expands your world
  • Vulnerability is so much easier when you love yourself. You'll be less afraid of rejection, you step right into that place of openness.
  • Vulnerability takes practice. Life continues to give opportunities to consciously choose openness.
  • The rewards of vulnerability are immeasurable. With vulnerability, you experience true connection and you begin to attract people to you who are inspired by your openness.

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