Best of Brene Brown Quotes
Brene Brown, the author of five #1 New York Times Best Sellers, is an American research professor at the University of Houston. Her all five novels are based on the study that she has been conducting for the past two decades now. Empathy, shame, vulnerability, and courage have been her interest in research.
Her latest novel is based on her study of courage and leadership is aptly named ‘Dare to Lead’. Till now she has presented two Ted talks in 2010 and 2012. The talk of 2010, ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ is one of the five top most videos in the world.
And here, I have curated 15 best of the Brene Brown quotes, just a snippet of thoughts of this powerful woman.
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The List of Best Brene Brown Quotes
1. “You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
2. “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?”
3. “When I see people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, ‘Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me and I’m going in again’—my gut reaction is, ‘What a badass.’”
4. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”
5. “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.”
6. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
7. “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”
8. A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who never venture onto the floor. They just hurl mean-spirited criticisms and put-downs from a safe distance. The problem is, when we stop caring what people think and stop feeling hurt by cruelty, we lose our ability to connect. But when we’re defined by what people think, we lose the courage to be vulnerable. Therefore, we need to be selective about the feedback we let into our lives. For me, if you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
9. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”
10. “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.”
11. “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.”
12. “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
13. “Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.”
14. “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.”
15. “Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”
In 2009, Houston Woman Magazine voted Brene as one of the most influential women. In this face of the leadership crisis, the world needs more such personalities that can inspire leaders to be a better version of themselves. And who else is better for this job if not one of the most influential woman and a renowned professor?