Daring Greatly

Title: Daring Greatly

Recommendation: 8.8/10

Summary:

Shame and vulnerability, two of your favorite topics, right?

Brené Brown summits a formidable mountain, distinctions serving as key footholds, above the stigma around shame and vulnerability.

From surrendering to shame, which derives its power from being unspeakable for fear of disconnection, to taking steps toward shame resistance, understanding what shame is (I am bad) vs guilt (I did something bad), you’re equipped with tools to make the climb with her.

Although a sense of intrinsic worth and unconditional belonging cultivate vulnerability, equally important is the observations others make on how you model vulnerability to them.

Vulnerability begets vulnerability. Courage is contagious.

Highlights:

How many of you struggle to be vulnerable because you think of vulnerability as weakness? But when you watch people be vulnerable how many of you thought it was courageous?

Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them.

Weakness stems from a lack of vulnerability. When we don’t acknowledge how and where we’re tender, we’ve more at risk of being hurt.

Trust is built on love. Love is most effective when you give love the way the person wants to receive love.

James Pennebaker, an American social psychologist, studying trauma survivors found that not sharing the event could be more damaging than the actual event.

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