The definition of vulnerable is “susceptible to physical or emotional attack on harm.”
DISCLAIMER: no one was physically attacked or harmed during the writing of this post.
Who wants to be vulnerable? No one! No one in their right mind wants to knowingly make themselves susceptible to any kind of attack or harm.
BUT… living a life of small magic means you do.
First, let’s address why you’d even consider a life of small magic.
Ask yourself these questions:
1) Am I happy?
2) Am I satisfied with the world today?
3) Do I want to be a part of positively affecting my community?
4) Can I easily explain the process of making a proper peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
If you answered “NO” to one or two, or “YES” to three, then keep reading. Regardless of your answer to number four, watch this video because it’s funny and laughing is always a good thing.
Great – so you’re still reading, right?
OK, so why is vulnerability small magic?
Small magic is all about connecting, taking chances when you’re not sure of the outcome. It’s about reaching out to people you don’t know and attempting to find common ground. It’s about making a small change, that wall small, it’s still new and outside of your comfort zone.
You may think “I’m comfortable where I am.” BUT remember those questions you answered… Yeaaaaahh…
Without vulnerability, there is no magic, no growth, no connection.
You’re still reading so I know that isn’t good enough for you.
Try new things! What’s the worst that could happen? You fail? Big deal! Thomas Edison field 10,000 times before he got electricity right. Would you be good without electricity right now? People called him crazy. How’s that for vulnerability? He didn’t care because he KNEW he could do it and the pay off is way better than playing it safe.
SO… go be an Edison, take chances, be vulnerable, perform small magic.
Oh, and every time you use electricity, you’ll remember this post. I got that going for me.