30 Daring Greatly Quotes by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen. 

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage.

In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive.

And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt.

But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of 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 difficult family conversation.

Scroll down to read 30 Motivational Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.

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30 Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  1. Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  2. 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.

  3. Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. 

  4. If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.

  5. Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity.

  6. What we know matters but who we are matters more.

  7. Numb the dark and you numb the light.

  8. The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.

  9. Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.

  10. Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  11. Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.

  12. Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.

  13. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.

  14. Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.

  15. 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.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  16. Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

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

  18. When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.

  19. Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?

  20. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  21. Don’t try to win over the haters; you’re not the jackass whisperer.

  22. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.

  23. Perfectionism is a defensive move. It’s the belief that if we do things perfectly and look perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame.

  24. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow.

  25. When we pretend that we can avoid vulnerability we engage in behaviors that are often inconsistent with who we want to be.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  26. The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer.

  27. Perfection is the enemy of done.

  28. I’m not perfect and I’m not always right, but I’m here, open, paying attention, loving you, and fully engaged.

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

  30. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weaknesses.

    Quotes from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

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