Daring Greatly Audiobook
(4.7 / 5)
The best seller number one in the New York Times. Sold a million copies!
A transformative new vision of how we lead, love, work, parent, and educate from thought leader Dr. Brené Brown that teaches us the power of vulnerability.
“It is not the critique who counts; it is not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done 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 knows at best the triumph of high achievement in the end, and who at worst, if he fails, fails at least while he fails. Dr. Brené Brown, based on 12 years of groundbreaking studies, dissipates the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and asserts that it is our most precise metric of bravery in reality.
Brown describes how weakness is the essence of hard feelings such as anxiety, grief, and deception, as well as the origin of affection, belonging, happiness, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She says: “When we’re closed off from weakness, we’re distancing ourselves from the events that give purpose and significance to our life.” It’s a matter of bravery. Vulnerability is subversive in a globe where “never enough” dominates and fear has become second nature. Uncomfortable. Sometimes it is even a little hazardous. And placing ourselves out there without issue implies there is a much higher danger of being attacked or feeling harmed. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and harmful as standing outside 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 challenging family talk. Daring Greatly is a powerful new vision and practice that allows us to be seen.