Last week’s Thought for the Week, was about “Being The ONE” [You can find previous posts here in my blog]
Being “The One” is claiming your power and claiming responsibility in its purest form and taking a stand, being a catalyst and dropping all excuses!
And I asked; “Who do you need to be in order to achieve your goal or vision?”
Consciously choosing who we’re being can dramatically change our life and the results we get and we get to find our own authentic way of being that works for us.
Think of a leader in your life who you really admired … if you admired them then they must have been “Being the One”.
- What did they do that you most admired?
- How did you feel when you were around that person?
- How authentic were they being?
- How much vulnerability did they show?
How much more relatable were they when they were open with you?
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.”
– Brené Brown-
How many of us appear on the surface to be a confident knowledgeable person, and yet underneath the surface we can get real moments of self-doubt that can be quite debilitating?
How many of us get “Imposter Syndrome” and anxious that we will be “found out” in some way?
Well, these things are pretty normal for most people.
So, in “Being the One”, we may very well doubt ourselves and whether we can get to that. We all have our own unique life journey that has brought is to the point we are today and things have happened along the way.
In a previous blog, I wrote about “Gremlins” and how, in recognising them they lose power over us. They can still raise their snappy little heads from time to time though right!
So, what’s the answer?
- Allowing ourselves to be ourselves!
- Allowing ourselves to be our “The One”
“We are vulnerable, not fragile, but our desire to go through life without feeling pain makes us feel fragile.”
– Luigina Sgarro-
Keeping it real may cause anxiety if we feel vulnerable. And of course, we will be more open and vulnerable with those we trust. There’s a safe level that you’ll be prepared to go when it comes to being open in any given situation.
Vulnerability can be physical, emotional, economic, or social.
And vulnerability can be a powerful tool if used wisely.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’ t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
– Brené Brown-
So, how can you find that balance that feels right for you?
As always, I will leave that with that thought.
With best wishes for your success!
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