Daring Greatly (New York: Gotham Books, 2012)

Brene Brown became known for her TED talks that went viral.  She spoke on the Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame  and people hung on her every word.

This book is full of great insights like:

When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.

Brown begins her writing by taking us to a passage from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech referred to as “The Man in the Arena” where he said that “the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…”  (You’ll need to get the book or look it up to finish this great quote.)

Her premise is that vulnerability is actually strength, not weakness, and it is what gives us the courage to stop sitting on the sidelines and get into the game.  The game of life.

Get this book.  It will help you love more the life you have.

 

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