This year I started a personal Youtube channel and boyyyy has it been a journey.

But, what initially attracted me to Youtube, wasn’t what you might think, it wasn’t the potential to make money, or fame or any of that.  It was  actually the vulnerability of many creators that I had watched.  Vulnerable people is why I think Youtube has become so mainstream.  People are tired of seeing perfect untouchable celebrities.

Up until I started watching Youtube though, I’d never really thought about vulnerability being a positive trait.  But, watching people not only admit their flaws, but celebrate their humanity, was really refreshing.

The vulnerability many creators offer, helps you see how absolutely normal your own issues are and what a relief that is!

Since this discovery, I’ve been thinking more and more about how being vulnerable and open with more people is actually beneficial for us to practice as well.

So, without further ado, here are some reasons being vulnerable is beneficial:

  1. Being vulnerable and being self-confident go hand-in-hand, so when you practice being vulnerable, you have to consciously be more self-confident.
  2. You’ll attract the right people into your life. When you fear being open with people you’re really fearing rejection. In some cases, rightly so.  But, isn’t it better to be rejected, move on and find people who you can have deeper, meaningful relationships with?
  3. You will be more empathetic. Accepting our own faults and limits enables us to better understand and empathize with others.
  4. You will discover more about yourself. When you become comfortable accepting that perfection isn’t possible and stop trying to live a perfect life, you open yourself up to discovering more about who you actually are.
  5. You’ll be stronger. Being open about your imperfections and flaws takes courage, time and practice.  Being vulnerable to the world takes a strong person, not a weak one.

I hope, if anything, you take some time today to think about ways you can be more open and vulnerable and honest with yourself and the people in your life.  After all, we only have one life to live! Cheers!

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