This is a summary of Brené Brown's Daring Greatly.
After 12 years of research, author and hugely influential thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown exposes and challenges the deep-seated myths we have about vulnerability as something negative that needs to be overcome, and instead argues that being vulnerable puts us in a position of strength and power. If we want to live a life free of shame, we need to learn how to appreciate and love what we have without any conditions or clauses, and we need to be able to rely on our inborn worthiness whenever we interact with anyone, be it friends, family or even colleagues. When we do this, we are dare to be vulnerable. We are not allowing the fear of failure or rejection destroy our innate feeling of worthiness.
When we embrace vulnerability, we are able to:
Build honest, deep relationships
Improve our private and working lives
Daring Greatly poses and answers questions about shame and vulnerability, challenging common perceptions. When you really think about it, a culture of shame is detrimental to any school or workplace. Leaders anywhere - be they teachers or managers - should work to fight disengagement and lack of interest by promoting vulnerability instead of shame. They need to instill in people the idea that vulnerability is totally okay. Parents can help, too, by working with children in an environment free of shame to make them aware of their sense of worthiness.
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I'd recommend this to several friends. For those who are just too busy in their day, this book is a "snack" of each chapter to get you through the entirety of the book! Brene Brown's Ted Talk level material is a fantastic look into the psychology of vulnerability, and honestly a much needed one in a society of extremes where either you have to be an iron clad lid or it's commonplace to have your hand held through anything as simple as getting out of bed. She trots the path of vulnerability right down the middle, making it clear what healthy levels to have.
Serena's voice is also a great addition to this summary. She has a crisp clarity to her tone in this audio bite that sets it apart from the soft story telling and voice acting used for other titles, perfect for a title that should exude confidence.
- Brooke Davis
- ANNA VALENCIA