Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly By Brene Brown

Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.~ Brené Brown ~

 

Below is a transcript to the animated video on Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly.
Hope it will motivate you to be the best you.

In this book Brown explores how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.

She does this by challenging everything we think we know about vulnerability, dispels the widely accepted myth that vulnerability is weakness.  Instead she argues that vulnerability is strength and a pre requisite for true connection with others.

As human beings we have a fundamental need for connection, love and belonging.

Belonging to a group is crucial for our survival, and as social animals we are wired to seek relationships with others, but it is not always easy.

Every time we are introduced to someone new or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk.

We fear rejection and are afraid we are not good enough.
We feel uncertain and exposed, we feel vulnerable.

Many of us try to fight those feelings of vulnerability and strive to appear perfect. When we don’t succeed in our strive for  perfection, we feel ashamed. 

Ashamed that comes from the belief that we are not worthy of love, connection and belonging and is triggered by our perception of what others think of us.

Shame makes us shy away from putting ourselves out there, and this leads to disengagement and disconnection.

It stops us from trying to be the best we can be since we fear our best will not be good enough. But how can we leave this disruptive path behind. According to Brene Brown, we do this by articulating our shame.

See… shame gains power through being unspeakable, by acknowledging and verbalising our shame we stop the power it has over us.

Dr. Brene Brown teaches us in order to live a shame free life, we must embrace our vulnerability and have the courage to be imperfect and courage starts with letting ourselves be seen, really seen.

We have to show up and be exposed, even when there are no guarantees.

We have to engage fully and openly with the world around us and we have to realised that this is the only way to live life to the fullest and to develop real, honest and loving relationships.

We must learn to be kind to ourselves and others and believe what makes us vulnerable also makes us beautiful.

This is vulnerability. This is DARING GREATLY….
The book Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown is available here

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