Brene Brown Quotes.
The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.
To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That’s why I don’t listen to anything that’s anonymous. But it’s hard; when there’s something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person.
When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.
Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.
Through my research, I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the magic sauce.
The moment someone asks you to do something you don’t have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.
In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.
The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
I’ve learned a lot since I was a new mother. My approach to struggle and shame now is to talk to yourself like you’d talk to someone you love and reach out to tell your story.
We use work to numb out. We can’t turn off our machines because we’re afraid we’re going to miss something.
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.
You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
Anonymous comments? You’re not in the arena, man. If you can’t say it to me in person in front of my kids, don’t say it.
I carry a small sheet of paper in my wallet that has written on it the names of people whose opinions of me matter. To be on that list, you have to love me for my strengths and struggles.