A pervasive problem that we see in society today is this idea that vulnerability is a weakness. That you should maintain a tough persona to show others how resilient you are. Be tough, yes, but also be emotionally available and honest. Tanya Ramos, the CEO of the For Purpose organization Pencils of Promise, was taught to be protective and strong as a child, but she found that being vulnerable and honest has allowed her to excel as a leader!
The humility and authenticity of Tanya’s message concedes that you’re always going to need others to help fill in for your weaknesses or deficiencies. The opportunity, thought, is that the sooner you are receptive to receiving support the sooner it will stop holding you back.