Daring Greatly Book Review
Had a chance to review the book Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown. In it, she offers a new twist on Theodore Roosevelt’s vision to embrace our own vulnerability and imperfections, to live wholeheartedly and live our lives in a courageous manner.
“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.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Dr. Brown disseminates the core elements of vulnerability-this is not to say our weaknesses. On the contrary, allowing ourselves to be open and vulnerable will allow enormous creativity, connection and joy that would not otherwise be able to emerge within ourselves.
The book is based on her own experience and research, and will appeal to a myriad of individuals as well as experiences and lifestyles, including parenting.
Dr. Brown is open and self-disclosing in this book, revealing her own struggles and vulnerabilities and allowing the reader to find her methods both accessible and easy to relate.
She clearly demonstrates the problems that shame and the lack of vulnerability create and how they surfaced, so we can work to adapt our own behaviors and learn to live more fully, vulnerably and wholeheartedly.
Her welcoming and easy writing style is captivating and while the subject matter may be difficult, she engages you and helps you to painlessly change your life.
“This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.”