Vulnerability has a bad reputation. Most people will do what they can to avoid it at all costs. It is often uncomfortable, sometimes messy, and the outcomes are unpredictable. Yet, it is an inevitable part of life. It is also the pathway to our hopes, goals, and dreams. According to researcher and author Brené Brown, vulnerability is the birthplace of love, connection, creativity, innovation, accountability, growth, change, joy, leadership, belonging, empathy and authenticity.
Most of us yearn for more of the items on this list yet fear convinces us that we won’t be successful so we don’t bother trying. Fear tells us that we will be heart-broken, rejected, fired, ridiculed, disappointed, embarrassed, and ashamed. The stakes are too high! Perceived failure can be quite devastating. Many of us go on to offload, numb, and/or internalize our feelings without learning the lessons that adversity has to offer.
It appears that some people are willing to take the necessary risks to live more fully. They choose to show up, try, fail and try again. How have these people developed the courage to resiliently bounce back after setbacks? This is the type of question Brené Brown has been researching for close to two decades.
The Rising Strong™ curriculum is based on Brené Brown’s book, Rising Strong – How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. A Certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator will guide you and your peers through Brené’s three-step process: The reckoning, the rumble, and the revolution. These steps provide the skills to get back up from the hurts, failures and falls that are part of living fully and courageously. You will learn the process of regaining your footing in the face of adversity, emerging a stronger person; a person ready for love, leadership, connection, authenticity, and creativity.
Are you ready to give yourself the gift of resilience to survive, and even welcome the inevitable hurts of showing up for a full and courageous life? Find out more about our upcoming Rising Strong™ retreat in beautiful Sun Peaks Resort. Seats are limited and registration closes on July 12th, 2019.