How to Dare Greatly

July 1, 2014

dare“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

I love this famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt. It is used by Brené Brown in her book ‘Daring Greatly’, in which she explains why vulnerability is not a weakness but in fact our most accurate measure of courage.

I’ll say that again: vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage. I believe most people would like to be considered courageous. However, many work hard to not be seen as vulnerable. We base large parts of our life on building walls around us so people won’t get in and see who we really are or how we really feel. And I believe that is not only a mistake but something that will prevent you from having true success. I believe we are all here with a special talent and a unique goal. We each have something valuable to contribute. And the more we are able to let others see the true us, the easier it will be to do what we came here to do.

So if you are currently not experiencing the success you long for then I recommend you start by letting go of the walls you so carefully crafted. Start by letting other people in. You can start small; you can share something vulnerable about yourself with someone you trust. Perhaps you can tell a dear friend what you are most afraid of, or why you still haven’t taken a certain step.

As you let someone else inside your walls, you allow the energy to flow more freely and you’ll be able to connect more fully from the heart. I know from experience this is not always easy and it certainly requires some courage. But I have also felt the relief from sharing something I was ashamed off or disappointed in. It literally opens up room.

Being vulnerable requires a certain amount of intimacy. Something many humans are not very good at, especially outside romantic relationships. And it is something that is hugely important to support you in activating the life force energy inside. This life force energy is your power to manifest and create. By maintaining the walls you block part of the energy.

If you want to release these blockages, let go of your walls and open up to allow yourself to be seen for who you truly are, and if you need support with that, then you are welcome to apply for a complimentary Clarity Session with me.

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