Vulnerability: driving force or nemesis?
Vulnerability is defined as the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Tempting right? We think not. Who would you want to be put in a position where you could potentially get hurt? Isn’t human nature to survive no matter what?
But then we ponder on Brené Brown’s quote:
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
One can argue that by building walls around you will protect the person you are today, but prevents you from becoming the person you could be tomorrow. By building walls you’re building your own prison. A golden one maybe, but a prison nonetheless. It’s only by letting people in, trying and experiencing that you will learn about who you truly are, tune in with yourself and develop.
But where is the limit? When does vulnerability get in the way of growth, of innovation and creativity?
When focus is lost. When in the scheme of it all you lose your purpose in all the physical and emotional stimulations. When you lose yourself in the whirlpool of the new and the exciting whether it is a project or people.
Like everything else in life, balance is in order.
By: Morgane Oléron