Brene` Brown knows a thing or twelve about self-esteem. You can check out her bio here. But, she has also grown a movement of more kind humanity. Kind both to ourselves and one another. And how has she accomplished this? Through research.
Tons and tons of research.
Daring Greatly is essentially a manifesto for how to be kind. Kindness begins within. And we so need that in our world, don’t we? Both because of our keen interest in penchant for value.
This book will always be among my favorites because it helped me see where I belong as a human, woman, wife, mother, friend, and family member. And, while I began with her book The Gifts of Imperfection, and overcame the shame hurdle, this book pushed me toward vulnerability. In every area of life.
And, it was necessary. Because, while I’ve never considered myself a perfectionist, it became obvious that I allow what I know to provide a large boost to my confidence levels. This quote below rode high on my heart for a good long while:
“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”
Who we are matters.
What a powerful message of truth and hope.
If you are drifting through life on autopilot right now…
If you don’t feel all that hopeful lately…
If you let the weight of shame or the fear of vulnerability order your hours and days, this book is for you.
This author is for you.
Have you read any of Brene` Brown’s books? What’s your favorite? What idea changed your mindset?