We live in a culture that says just be tough, don’t let your emotions show, and for goodness sake don’t be vulnerable. Living this way to a “T” can have some devastating results. Let me explain…
We need to be strong in the sense of secure in ourselves, we need to know where we stand, and what we believe. We need to be okay if people fall away, that will happen in life, and we have to be on a firm enough foundation to know that when they do, we will be good.
But we also have to be vulnerable. We have to open up ourselves to fully explore, dream, and live life. Yes we may be opening up ourselves to hurt, but also to great possibilities.
So don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. It’s not a bad thing. Being a rock, will cause great opportunities to bounce off of you, whereas being vulnerable allows you to be open to them.