Why is it that when someone else does something like speaking at a conference or standing up for what’s right despite the opposite opinion of the majority, it seems like courage and then, we ourselves are in that very place, it seems more like vulnerability? It’s all a matter of perception.
In truth, vulnerability and courage go hand in hand. Everyone is vulnerable. We all must make the decision of whether or not we will face our vulnerability head on. And when we do, that’s courageous.
“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.” -Brené Brown
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