June 18, 2015

10 Favourite Brené Brown Quotes

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OMG can we just talk for a moment about this incredible woman BRENE BROWN?

If you read my blog or know me in person you will know that I get obsessed with people quite easily. The list of people I adore is a long one, and I’ve recently added researched and motivational speaker Brené Brown to that list. She is just fantastic and inspiring and when watching her videos I get a feeling of I.CAN.DO.THIS, and isn’t that what it’s all about?

1. On owning your story.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.

2. On haters. 

“Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.” 

3. On being vulnerable.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

4. On doing your thing.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

5. On perfectionism.

“Perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis.” 

6. On other people.

“We’re all grateful for people who write and speak in ways that help us remember that we’re not alone.”

7. On just doing it.

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”

8. On being kinder to ourselves.

“Sometimes when we dare to walk into the arena the greatest critic we face is ourselves.” 

9. On being narcissistic. 

“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary.” 

10. On being brave.

“Courage has a ripple effect. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.

Ted Talk: The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown on Blame

Why your critics aren’t the ones who count

  • Fee

    Didn’t know her before and I’m glad I do now 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x

  • I love every single one of these quotes. I am bookmarking this post and saving it for a rainy day. Thank you for the burst of inspiration and a whole new slew of Ted Talks to watch!

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