This Is How Vulnerability Looks Like According to Brené Brown’s Netflix Special "Call To Courage"

Two years ago, I watched Brené Brown's TED talk "The Power of Vulnerability."
That was the first time I took a deeper look into the connection between vulnerability and courage. After all, vulnerability IS the courage to show up and be seen (and not a weakness).
That led me to start gobbling her New York Times bestselling books and, recently, to watch Brené Brown's Netflix motivational special "The Call to Courage."
According to Brené's two-decade studies on vulnerability, shame, and courage, choosing vulnerability (aka being ballsy!) opens up the door to love, joy, and belonging. She calls it "wholehearted living" and this is how it is described:
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think that no matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging."

Ready to dare greatly? Let's dive deeper into understanding how we can answer the call to courage in our daily lives.

3 Ways to Embrace Vulnerability According to Brené Brown’s Netflix Special "Call To Courage"

1. Write a Gratitude Letter to Someone

Have you ever wonder why the human mind often imagines our own loved ones dying?

So much of the stress and anxiety we go through is stemmed from being focused on what could go wrong, rather than seeing what is already working well. Psychologists call this the "negativity bias."

This is why Brené Brown affirms that joy is the most vulnerable human emotion — when we feel joy, we're scared that something will come and take it away from us. As a consequence, we rehearsal tragedy in our minds to feel better prepared.

The best way to hack this negativity bias is by practicing gratitude. When you acknowledge the good that already exists in your life, you shift the focus from the negative to the positive. 

Start waking up with a grateful heart and watch the magic unfold in your life. If you feel gutsy, write a gratitude letter to someone and share it.

 

2. Have THAT Tough Conversation

We are hard-wired for belonging and to care about what other people think, and yet the willingness to lean into discomfort is the ultimate secret recipe to success in the different areas of life.

Truth is that we often procrastinate having that difficult conversation while in fact, we know that we're simply delaying the inevitable. As a result, we're not only draining out our energy and productivity, but we're also becoming disempowered. 

So go ahead and have that tough conversation with your boss, colleague, or family member. It will set you free.

 

3. Spark Your Creativity

As Brené Brown says, "No vulnerability, no creativity. No tolerance for failure, no innovation. It is that simple."

If you don't give an opportunity to yourself to create and experience something new, chances are that your growth curve will fall flat. 

So start practicing now your creativity and take the risk to "fail", that is, to grow.

A few examples of how to spark your creativity are: taking time aside to write in a journal, color books, envision your future, and generate different ideas.

 

I know, vulnerability is scary. But it's not as scary as getting to the end of our lives and realizing that we haven't shown up as who we truly are, or we haven't said "I love you" to our beloved ones. 

It's time to be brave, be seen, and have the courage to create a life you love. I promise, you're worth it.

 

Have you watched "The Call to Courage" Netflix Special? Let us know in the comments below!


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