In one of my classes this week we had a long discussion about vulnerability. Most of us really associated a “negative” stigma with this word. How about you? For me, it used to mean weakness. It meant letting your guard down and showing people something that you vowed to never show anyone. I’ve noticed a shift in that mentality as I pursue different dreams and goals in the creative field. I’ve noticed how incredibly powerful it feels to share your vision and with that there is always vulnerability. You have to put yourself out there, that’s just part of the rules of this game. It’s crushing to create something you feel good about and watch those feelings wither away with snide remarks or critisisms. It’s hard. EVERYONE has an opinion. EV-REEE-ONE. Think about your own life and all of the things in it. You have an opinion about them, right? It’s the natural way of life. I firmly believe this holds so many of us back from pursuing our dreams and putting ourselves out there into the creative world. I know it’s stopped me far too many times. Once you remember that the gratification is simply in the doing and creating and not in the acceptance and understanding of others, that’s the money spot. On the #comeup.
I’d love to hear about your experience with this, share away!
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