This is a summary of Brené Brown's The Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of wholehearted living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"
In her 10 guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough" and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."
This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the time to listen to the whole book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.
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