26 Great Brene Brown Quotes

26 Great Brene Brown Quotes

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Brene Brown is an author, public speaker, and research professor from San Antonio, Texas. One of her most famous books is The Gifts of Imperfections, which has become a Number One New York Times Bestseller. As far as her research career goes she works for the University of Houston researching courage, shame, and vulnerability. She is currently 49 years old and lives in Houston, Texas.

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

“Do you light up when your kids are coming in the room or do you become the instant critic?”

“First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.”

“Healthy striving is self-focused: “How can I improve?” Perfectionism is other-focused: “What will they think?”

“If we own the story then we can write the ending.”

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

“It’s not about “what can I accomplish?” but “what do I want to accomplish?” Paradigm shift.”

“Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.”

“Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.”

“Talk about your failures without apologizing.”

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”

“The most powerful teaching moments are the ones where you screw up.”

“There are infinite numbers of do overs for your teen girls.”

“Think about what’s pleasurable, not just what’s possible.”

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In
fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”

“Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.”

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

“Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.”

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust,
respect, kindness and affection.”

“We need to change what we say and what we allow to be said in front of us.”

“What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

“Worthiness doesn’t have prerequisites.”

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

“You can’t dress rehearse the bad moments.”