Vulnerability Means I Can Receive Help

Lastly here’s a really important move to reach the success you dream of. Although in the past two messages this week the focus was all about you and the work you need to do for self-there’s one last element, which is being vulnerable enough to receive help from others. Believing in yourself also means being realistic and relying on others can sometimes be a sign of wisdom and strength.

Here are some strategies to receive support from others.

  1. Learn to advocate for yourself. Mutually supportive relationships are based on healthy boundaries and asking for help when you need it. Communicate tactfully and directly and allow yourself to be vulnerable.

  2. Network actively. Build a strong system of personal and professional contacts. Join clubs and go to places where you can meet others who share your interests. Nurture your relationships by staying in touch and being willing to communicate on a deeper level where you share your thoughts and feelings.

  3. Find a mentor. Working with a trusted advisor is a great way to gain guidance and valuable feedback about your career path and other aspects of your life. Look for someone you can relate to and be respectful of their time. You can start with someone you know or ask your contacts for introductions.

  4. Be generous. Giving to others can increase your regard for yourself in many ways. You will see proof that you have strengths that can make a positive impact on the world and your community.

Affirmations for today: I believe in myself and my abilities! I love myself for who I am and I will create the life I want. Success lives within me. I am vulnerable enough to understand when outside help is needed. I understand receiving help is not a weakness.

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