Brené Brown: Listening to shame | Video on TED.com.
Some take-aways I got from Brené Brown’s TED video linked above:
“Vulnerability is not weakness. I define vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty. It fuels our daily lives. And I’ve come to the belief…that vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”
It is not the critic who counts. From Amir Salihefendic.
“When people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.”
“Shame drives two big tapes: ‘Never Good Enough’ and…’Who Do You Think You Are?'”
“The ability to hold something we’ve done or failed to do up against who we want to be is incredibly adaptive. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s adaptive.”
“If we’re going to find our way back to each other, vulnerability is going to be that path. And I know it’s seductive to stand outside the arena, because I think I did it my whole life, and think to myself, I’m going to go in there and kick some ass when I’m bulletproof and when I’m perfect. And that is seductive. But the truth is that never happens. And even if you got as perfect as you could and as bulletproof as you could possibly muster when you got in there, that’s not what we want to see. We want you to go in. We want to be with you and across from you. And we just want, for ourselves and the people we care about and the people we work with, to dare greatly.”