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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (SPOILER FREE)

Daring Greatly was a wonderful book based around vulnerability. While I did find one section quite tedious and repetitive the rest of the book sure made up for it. It was filled to the brim with beautiful messages and interesting topics. I am so grateful to my dear friend for lending me her copy of this book. I highly recommend you read it if you haven’t and to definitely check out Brene’s Ted Talk on Vulnerability (Brene Brown’s Ted Talk).

Click this link for my full review >> Daring Greatly Book Talk

These were some of my favourite quotes from her Ted Talk:
– “Stories are data with a soul.”
– “Connection is why we are here.”
– “Courage. The Latin word, Cour, means heart. The original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. The courage to be imperfect. The compassion to be kind to themselves first then to others.”
– “What makes us vulnerable makes us beautiful. It’s necessary. The willingness to say I love you first. To do something where there are no guarantees. Investing in a relationship that may or may not work out.”
– “Vulnerability is the core of fear and shame yet it’s also the birthplace of joy and happiness.”
– “We live in a vulnerable world.”
– “To create is to make something that hasn’t existed before.”
– “The critic is us.”
– “The belief that we are not extraordinary enough. An ordinary life has come synonymous to a meaningless life. We miss what is important because we are on a quest towards being extraordinary.”

Synopsis: “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.”

My Rating: 4/5 stars ****

Have you read this book yet? What did you think of it?

For now, I hope you are enjoying your day and are indulging yourself in the addiction that is books. Devour. Devour. Devour.

Sidney xx


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