Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
“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 best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.
In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A nationally renowned teacher and speaker, she is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t). Her groundbreaking work has been featured widely in the media, including PBS and NPR.
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“A wonderful book: urgent, essential, and fun to read. I couldn’t put it down, and it continues to resonate with me.” (Seth Godin, New York Times best-selling author)
“In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown refers to herself as both a mapmaker and a traveler. In my book, that makes her a guide. And I believe the world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. If you’d like to set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you’ll need.” (Maria Shriver, New York Times best-selling author)
I found this book very enlightening and applied to many areas of my life from personal relationships, work and parenting. I did not however enjoy the audio voice. It sounded mechanical and almost automated. Took the warmth right out of the book. Other than that I enjoyed this audiobook.
Excellent read for anyone who is trying create better relationships, social interactions, and raise healthy kids. All educators should take a listen for sure!
The narration is so painful it has taken me a year to finish this. I have to listen in small doses or I start to go crazy from the outrageously over-acted, schmoozy voice of the narrator.
Although her research is fascinating and very well put together, the topic was a bit boring for me.
I think I will maybe go back and read it again when I have kids. There's some good nuggets of wisdom.
I think everyone should grasp these concepts and understand them. Just know it's not a very light fun read. It's a heavy topic.
I enjoyed this self development audible. it caused me to question my daily interactions with myself and others without the negativity typically associated with introspection. well conceptualized and well put together...
This book was pretty good and it was nice to hear that a lot of people struggle with trying to get out of there comfort zone. I would recommend listening/reading it.
The book is exceptional. Research, stories, implications, and advice are all top notch. The much maligned performance is true to legend, but at 1.5x speed it is wonderful to listen to.
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