Let Them In and Unleash Yourself
Seeing another person in their most raw and vulnerable form is a gift, and allowing them to see you in yours is your gift to them. When you let people in, you share your best and, at times, untold stories of your past, present, and future. You get to revisit moments in time or watch a preview of your dreams manifested.
Living a private life is a happy life, and you must protect your peace at all costs. But to play small is a waste of your gifts. You have talents and stories that ought to be shared, and if you have even the slightest of desires to make a difference in the world, you must allow yourself to be vulnerable and imperfect.
Embrace the human in you and all your experiences. To lock them away in a place no one will find is doing yourself and others a disservice. Give the world a glimpse of your brilliance until you learn to give more. Tell your story honestly and fairly, and do not be afraid to disappoint others. Not everyone will appreciate your work; keep going anyway. Proceed while keeping your intentions at the forefront of your mind, and focus on adding value to people's lives. Stare at fear dead in the eye, and get so uncomfortable that you break out of your old self and into the new you — 2.0.