Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.
In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
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I’m on a journey to lead a more authentic, meaningful and purposeful life, to be more open with my thoughts and feelings, to find my mission, and to embrace courage and bravery at the risk of failure. It doesn’t always work but at least I’m “daring greatly”. No regrets.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
I can’t believe I JUST discovered Brene Brown. Someone sent me her TedTalk and I was hooked. And then I learned she was the keynote at a business conference I attended. No small coincidence. I’ve been working on getting my head on straight for about a year now. You know…all that happy horse shit about loving yourself, meditating and being a uniquely you. This book brought another layer to my work. The idea of vulnerability as strength.
Daring Greatly was good. There were many things that I liked/agreed with, and I learned quite a bit about embracing vulnerability. Unfortunately, much of the book went straight over my head. It’s not the fault of the author by any means. She’s brilliant. It’s my attention span… it rivals that of a hyperactive kindergartener. I needed more personal examples & less research results… when Brown shared the human element, she had me riveted.
This book was terrific. The concepts discussed and examples given are real eye-openers. A new paradigm of looking at experiences and reacting to them. The ending part of the book discusses broad applications which are enlightening. I especially liked the parts on parenting. I’ve listened to a few full- length interviews with Brene and watched her TED talks and even listened to about 1/2 this book before – so most of the content was familiar, which was great so I could focus on more of the detail.
This was a great book for me. It put a name to and explained in detail some of the issues that I struggle with: shame, perfectionism, and the lack of courage to be vulnerable. She gives me hope that I can change and be a better mother, wife, and friend. My only criticism of the book would be that I wanted more information on actual implementation. I recognize that I want to improve, but I wasn’t sure I got enough from the book on how to actually make those changes.
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