When you are vulnerable, you are in a heightened state of emotion or energy. Whether you are attacking a fear, taking a risk, or expressing a deep feeling, your senses come alive and you really are at your best. Many people don’t allow themselves to be vulnerable, believing it is a sign of weakness. In fact, allowing yourself to be vulnerable is one of the strongest of human traits. Some of the greatest moments in life happen when you’re at your most vulnerable: applying for a job, proposing to your life partner, or confronting a family member after an offense. To become great, you must put yourself in positions of vulnerability.