Embracing Vulnerability: How to Share Your Story and Connect with Others
Unleashing the Power of Vulnerability to Forge Authentic Connections
Do you feel scared to open up in relationships? Do people often tell you they can’t understand what’s happening with you?
We live in a world where it is not safe to show weakness or be vulnerable. From an early age, we are taught to hide our vulnerabilities and feel ashamed of them. But there is a way we can change this. There is always hope if you are willing to ask for help, especially when it comes to overcoming social anxiety and coming out from the shadows of your fears.
I am not advocating being an open book to everyone all the time, but it’s okay to share parts of your life with someone in a relationship. It is okay to reveal your feelings when you are in love, starting a new job, or experiencing a major change in your life. Holding back on sharing too much can make you feel isolated and lonely. When you don’t feel safe sharing your thoughts or feelings with others, it is natural for you to think that nobody really understands what’s happening inside you.
You may have heard this saying: “I was born to be who I am. And I want to be happy being who I am.” In my coaching practice, this is what I would tell my clients.
Your Self-Worth is Not Based on Your Achievements in Life
Many people suffer from social anxiety because they fear not being accepted by the world. Because of that fear, they often go overboard and overcompensate for their insecurities through achievements at work or school. They focus on earning a lot of money, getting a promotion at work or getting good grades at school to show how worthy they are.
The problem is not with the achievements but with basing your self-worth on achievements. Your self-worth should be based on who you are and what you have to offer the world. It should not be based on your achievements.
You Are Worthy Even If You Don’t Have a Lot of Money or a High Position in Society
For those who suffer from social anxiety, it can be even worse when others are…