About Brene Brown:
Casandra Brené Brown is a well-known research professor at the University of Houston, Most Commonly known for her famous TED talk,“ The Power of Vulnerability.” Which has more than 40 million views, and is still in the list of one of the most viewed TED talks.
Brown spent most of her life studying and researching about courage, shame, vulnerability, and empathy. All of her research was later included in five books; The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which ends up becoming #1 New York Times bestsellers. And now, Brené Brown was featured by Netflix in its special, “The Call to Courage”, which is also a big hit.
It was Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability which made her popular. Yet as she mentions in her Netflix special, the topic was a last-minute change. At first, she planned to present her academic findings as usual but realized it would be more powerful and understandable if she spoke more vulnerably and remain true to her own conviction.
The reason, because she is so famous with people and loved by so many, is that whenever she spoke, she spoke so confidently which give courage to people and everyone’s that whatever she is speaking about she’s telling the truth. And I don’t think people will ever stop listening to the person who they know is speaking the truth.
She has received many teaching awards including the Graduate College of Social Work’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Also, she was named one of Houston’s most influential women of 2009 by the Houston Woman Magazine.
In 2016, the Huffington Foundation honored Brown by pledging $2 million over four years to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.
The Best Brene Brown Quotes
Throughout her career Brown has inspired many people to be brave; she became an inspiration to millions of people around the world because of her research. She believes that we can deepen our humanity and become connected to one another if we are aware of the impact of shame, and learn to empathize with others. She has her own way with words, which is why we have gathered a collection of Brene Brown quotes which will inspire us to be braver.
1. To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.
2. Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.
3. We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.
4. To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.
5. Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.
6. I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness–it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
7. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
8. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.
9. Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.
10. Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.
11. But what we know now is that when we deny our emotion, it owns us. When we own our emotions, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.
12. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.
13. We can’t be brave in the big world without at least one small safe space to work through our fears and falls.
14. Regret is a tough but fair teacher. To live without regret is to believe you have nothing to learn, no amends to make, no opportunity to be braver with your life.
15. We can’t rise strong when we’re on the run.
16. Courage is like—it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.
17. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.
18. Vulnerability is not about winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome.
19. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.
20. You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors.
21. Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket.
22. I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
23. Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
24. What we know matters but who we are matters more.
25. Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.