Brené Brown has been inspiring us with her wisdom for decades. Her studies on courage and leadership have sprouted businesses and helped people find the inner strength to “do the thing” that they always wanted to do. Here are a few more quotes to help you find your unique and awesome power. You have it inside you, it’s just waiting to be woken up so you can shine.
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
“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.”
On Failure and Perfectionism
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
“Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.”
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
You Don’t Need to Go Through This Alone
If you have felt powerless recently, or a “shell” of who you once were, a listening ear and safe space can be the catalyst for personal growth. At Root Counseling, we work with women experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionism, overwhelm, and general “ick” in life. We all go through these times, it’s how we react to them that fuels the growth. We’re here for you! Click to set up a session.