Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
By Brené Brown
Gotham Books, 2012. 287 pgs. Nonfiction
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher. She studies people and what makes some succeed while others fail. In Daring Greatly she explains how most people see vulnerability as a weakness, but it is the ability to be vulnerable and imperfect that leads to being able to live wholeheartedly and be fully engaged in meaningful connections.
Being vulnerable is hard, Brené even admits that although she has become an expert on the subject, she still struggles with it in her personal life. I appreciated that fact that she was honest. It made me more willing to listen to what she had to say. This book has the possibility of changing the way you live and all of the relationships you have. If you don't have time to read the book, I recommend watching her TED talk on the subject. It is amazing! I listened to the audiobook which was fantastic but I plan on going back and reading the actual book so that I can really absorb the concepts and take notes. I highly recommend this book!