Embrace Vulnerability

How many of us have the courage to stand up and say, “I can’t deal with this, I need help” or say “I love you” to somebody when we aren’t sure if the other person feels the same way?  We have come to believe that if we show ourselves up as vulnerable, we will be perceived as weak. But it is actually the opposite: people who consider themselves worthy of building bonds with others are willing to try making these connections despite the uncertainty of not knowing if they will be accepted. Kind of like baring their hearts not knowing if it will work out okay or result in rejection. This uncertainty is what vulnerability is.

In this immensely engaging 20-minute TED Talk, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly talks about how embracing vulnerability is an important step towards being happy.

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