Why, when we know that there's no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No - the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect. Brene Brown
I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness. Brene Brown
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Anonymous comments? You're not in the arena, man. If you can't say it to me in person in front of my kids, don't say it. Brene Brown One thing that I tell people all the time is, 'I'm not going to answer a call from you after nine o'clock at night or before nine o'clock in the morning unless it's an emergency.' Brene Brown To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability. Brene Brown For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough. I'm enough. My kids are enough. Brene Brown Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it's a shield. Brene Brown The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we'll fail, and sometimes we'll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you'll find support. Brene Brown If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people's choices. If I feel good about my body, I don't go around making fun of other people's weight or appearance. We're hard on each other because we're using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency. Brene Brown
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What's the greater risk? Letting go of what people think - or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am? Brene Brown
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When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in. Brene Brown
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Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough. Brene Brown I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. Brene Brown I love to take, process and share photos - it fills me up. Brene Brown When you stop caring what people think, you lose your capacity for connection. When you're defined by it, you lose our capacity for vulnerability. Brene Brown Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. Brene Brown