Daring Greatly - Brené Brown

Daring Greatly

By Brené Brown

  • Release Date: 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
4 Score: 4 (From 332 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!

From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Latest Impressions

  • Inspirational

    By Kailaglenn
    I absolutely loved this book! Life changing
  • Geared towards women.

    By kellaaaaaa
    I wish the description wouldve been more clear. Brene Brown’s demographic is women. This book is written and geared towards women. Can i have my money back plz?

    By Olesia Rich
    I love thus book! absolutely change my mind about lots of stuff!
  • do what you fear and fear will disapear

    By Wilson Waite
    A must read for anyone looking to improve the life they live. this book allows you to recognize many of the reasons behind the ways you may be holding yourself back from your living a fuller life.
  • A good interpretation

    By Daredeville
    I'd say this book is another form of interpretation for Pink Floyd's album The Wall.
  • Life-changing book

    By Leslieclaire8
    I would recommend this book to anyone I know. Brene helps you understand vulnerability and ways that you avoid it. She also shares her own story, which moves you to action. Since reading this book, I have pursued vulnerability in more daring ways and it has been so rewarding!
  • Amaze

    By zb506b
    Love TR
  • Can't share notes and quotes

    By Élias de Kelliwic’h
    This book is totally locked. Do not buy. The point of books is to share knowledge, and i usually like to highlight sentence, take notes and share them to others so they either learn something new or want to buy the book after. Not with those guys: so greedy that nothing is allowed for sharing. Unbelievable, those people really don't understand why people like to read.
  • Touching and human

    By Caro L S.
    I cannot wait to read Brene's other books. Her insight into human nature and behavior is extremely thought-provoking. After reading this you can only "dare greatly."
  • A gem

    By Amauro86
    Read this.....it will change your soul. I just finished it & can't wait to read it over and over again.