Brene Brown has spent more than two decades studying shame, empathy, vulnerability and courage and it’s no wonder that her books and writings have continued to inspire so many. She has written many books - The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.
In her latest, Dare to Lead - a culmination of her seven-year study on courage and leadership - she once again reminds us why we need to not give up on ourselves and embrace our vulnerabilities.
We capture some of her words of wisdom, comfort and encouragement. So live each moment and savour it. But first accept and love yourself.
Here is a list of motivational quotes by Brene Brown that will motivate and inspire you to be yourself, and be brave and daring. For we have only one life with no rewind button.
“Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
“Talk about your failures without apologising.”
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.”
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practising gratitude.”
“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”
“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”