What does the word vulnerable mean to you? It’s a very powerful word that most people fear. Why do they fear it? What does it really mean?

People with a fixed mindset would say it means your capable of being hurt or rejected therefore avoid situations like a plague. Others with a growth mindset would say it means you care deeply about things and want to feel, express and learn about the feelings you’re experiencing.

What is the underlying issue that prevents us from moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? Could it be self-centered fear? Are we afraid we’re going to lose what we have or not get what we want/need that prevents us from taking risks? Are we concerned about being rejected and judged?

People often confuse vulnerability with weakness when it’s really your greatest strength. Surround yourself with people who you can talk too. If someone is judging you for being vulnerable than move on and realize that you’re just in a different place emotionally.