“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
-Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis
In recent years, the subject of “vulnerability” has received a great deal of media coverage due to the work of authors such as Brené Brown.
In two of her recent books, The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly, which are based on considerable research, she clearly debunks the idea that vulnerability is weakness and indicates that it is far more correlated with courage and strength, as Freud suggests.
Where would being vulnerable in either your professional or personal life demonstrate the strength of your commitment to something of great importance to you?
Consider watching Brené Brown’s TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability