These are the best quotes from the book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Brené Brown is well known for her Ted talks which will help everyone in any phase of their life. But in this book, she put in her 12 years of research in this book which will help us understand the vulnerabilities that are present in life and how to deal with them. In this book author argues that vulnerabilty are not bad but she says they are the stepping stone for success. So that thought is totally different from what most of us believe. That’s the reason everyone must read this book. But before that everyone must read this Daring Greatly quotes by Brené Brown.
Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. What we know matters but who we are matters more.
Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.
Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.
To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.
Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.
Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.
Don’t try to win over the haters; you’re not the jackass whisperer.
We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow.
Perfection is the enemy of done.
Sometimes when we dare to walk into the arena the greatest critic we face is ourselves.
Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weaknesses.
It’s worse to spend your life on the outside looking in, wondering what if, than it is to try and dare greatly and risk the chance of failure.
We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.
Numb the dark and you numb the light.
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.
Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.
When we feel good about the choices we’re making and when we’re engaging with the world from a place of worthiness rather than scarcity, we feel no need to judge and attack.
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there’s no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.
Perfection doesn’t exist, and I’ve found what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.
Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.
Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.
It’s in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced, and photoshopped world very dangerous.
You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.
Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.