This is a summary of Brené Brown's Daring Greatly; offering a refreshing and powerful take on the nature of vulnerability.
After twelve years of research, author and hugely influential thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown exposes and challenges the deep-seated myths we have about vulnerability as something negative that needs to be overcome, and instead argues that being vulnerable puts us in a position of strength and power.
If we want to live a life free of shame, we need to learn how to appreciate and love what we have without any conditions or clauses, and we need to be able to rely on our inborn worthiness whenever we interact with anyone, be it friends, family or even colleagues.
When we do this, we are dare to be vulnerable. We are not allowing the fear of failure or rejection destroy our innate feeling of worthiness.
When we embrace vulnerability, we are able to:
Build honest, deep relationships
Improve our private and working lives
Daring Greatly poses and answers questions about shame and vulnerability, challenging common perceptions. When you really think about it, a culture of shame is detrimental to any school or workplace. Leaders anywhere - be they teachers or managers - should work to fight disengagement and lack of interest by promoting vulnerability instead of shame. They need to instill in people the idea that vulnerability is totally okay.
Parents can help, too, by working with children in an environment free of shame to make them aware of their sense of worthiness.
Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 320 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. It fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.