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40 Brené Brown Quotes On Embracing Vulnerability

You’ll learn to embrace your vulnerability after reading these Brené Brown quotes.

Published on October 29, 2019 6:30 AM EST
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When you feel vulnerable, how do you react? Most of us chose to hide our feelings, but these empowering Brené Brown quotes will change how you feel about vulnerability.

Brené Brown’s groundbreaking research on the impact of shame on our lives led her to giving one of the most popular TED talks of all time.

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Brene believes that we deepen our own humanity and connectedness to one another when we are aware of the impact of shame, and learn to empathize with others. We have searched the web to give you some of our favorite Brené Brown quotes.

Brené Brown Quotes to inspire you

1.) “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” – Brené Brown

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2.) “Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” – Brené Brown

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3.) “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”- Brené Brown

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4.) “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”- Brené Brown

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5.) “Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.”- Brené Brown

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6.) “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”- Brené Brown

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7.) “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown

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8.) “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”- Brené Brown

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9.) “If we share our shame story with the wrong person, they can easily become one more piece of flying debris in an already dangerous storm.”- Brené Brown

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10.) “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” – Brené Brown

Brené Brown Quotes to make you more confident

11.) “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” – Brené Brown

12.) “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

13.) “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown

14.) “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brené Brown

15.) “The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” – Brené Brown

16.) “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” – Brené Brown

17.) “Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.” – Brené Brown

18.) “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brené Brown

19.) “When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” – Brené Brown

20.) “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brené Brown

Brené Brown Quotes to make you strong

21.) “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.” – Brené Brown

22.) “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” – Brené Brown

23.) “Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.” – Brené Brown

24.) “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

25.) “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” – Brené Brown

26.) “Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.”- Brené Brown

27.) “We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.”- Brené Brown

28.) “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”- Brené Brown

29.) “I believe that what we regret most are our failures of courage, whether it’s the courage to be kinder, to show up, to say how we feel, to set boundaries, to be good to ourselves. For that reason, regret can be the birthplace of empathy.”- Brené Brown

30.) “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.”- Brené Brown

Other inspirational Brené Brown Quotes

31.) “I thought faith would say, ‘I’ll take away the pain and discomfort,’ but what it ended up saying was, ‘I’ll sit with you in it.’”- Brené Brown

32.) “Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends.”- Brené Brown

33.) “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”- Brené Brown

34.) “Courage is contagious. A critical mass of brave leaders is the foundation of an intentionally courageous culture. Every time we are brave with our lives, we make the people around us a little braver and our organizations bolder and stronger.”- Brené Brown

35.) “When we work from a place, I believe, that says ‘I’m enough,’ then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.”- Brené Brown

36.) “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.’”- Brené Brown

37.) “If you can’t ask for help without self-judgment, you cannot offer help without judging others.”- Brené Brown

38.) “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”- Brené Brown

39.) “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.”- Brené Brown

40.) “Talk about your failures without apologizing.”- Brené Brown

What other Brené Brown quotes would you add to the list?

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    ANALYNN S PEDRACIO

    June 18, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Thanks Brene Brown for sharing your valuable quotes 🙂 Simple and enough to recollect. God bless.

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