Vulnerability = Power

Seems like most people alive in the world today are afraid of being vulnerable. And it’s understandable…

We’ve got the fear of rejection coded into our genes…

& what is being Vulnerable besides actively exposing the most tender aspects of your self to the judgments & possible rejection of others?

What most people don’t realize though… is that Vulnerability gives you Power.

Because when you expose your truth like an open clam, one of two things will happen:

You’ll either A) feel truly seen and understood as you’re appreciated for the things that make you YOU… and at the same time, inspire others to also be vulnerable…

Or you’ll B) get rejected just like you were afraid of.

Thing is, there’s tremendous opportunity in actually experiencing this thing you’ve been protecting yourself from all your life… 

Because it’s only through experiencing Rejection that you truly come to realize…

That Rejection is nothing to be afraid of.

& the more you open yourself up & come face-to-face with Rejection… the more resistant your Vulnerable self becomes to it.

Until, eventually…

Rejection ceases to be a concern and you’re free to be You to the MAX.

24/7/365, no shites given about what anyone else thinks.

& as someone who’s made a practice of regularly exposing the soft gooey innards of my heart to this big, trol-infested world of ours…

Lemme tell ya: the initial discomfort is well-worth the feeling of being the Truest Version of Yourself.

Instant Purpose Alignment

Over the past decade or so, I’ve read & heard & thought a lot about this idea of “Life Purpose”…

The IDEAL: Spending every waking minute dwelling in your purpose, and eliminate all “non-purpose” activities from your life.

Yet, if you perceive yourself and your life in terms of this black & white, all-or-nothing perspective on Purpose…

If you clearly define your life’s purpose, then look at how much you’re not living it…

It’s easy to feel like you’re failing at life.

I’ve struggled with this. As I’m sure ANYONE who’s ever thought about the concept of “purpose” has…

I believe that YES, it’s important to have a sense of Purpose in life… and to hold on to a vision of the IDEAL version of your life…

But what I’ve found to be useful — to provide me with the most joy, fulfillment, and patience each and every day…

Is to look at what I’m doing with my life, and identify how it’s already in alignment with my Purpose.

For me, it comes down to “generalizing” your purpose a little bit…

Instead of identifying “Purpose” as a specific action or a specific achievement…

What if Purpose is simply a way of Being?

What if Purpose is not what you do, but how you do it? (And how you feel while you’re doing it?)

Now you’re playing a whole different ball game.

So tell me (or don’t, as long as you tell yourself)…

What’s your Greater Purpose in Life? …

& without changing your schedule, your vocation, your responsibilities, or anything else…

How can you Live That Purpose TODAY?