30 Brene Brown Quotes on Courage, Shame, And Vulnerability.

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Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, Texas.

#1. “Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experiences.”

#2. “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”

#3. “Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional.”

#4. “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.”

#5. “Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable.”

#6. “Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be vulnerable.”

#7. “To believe vulnerability is weakness is weakness is to believe that feeling is weakness.”

#8. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, encourage, empathy and creativity.”

#9. “Shame is the fear of disconnection.”

#10. “Shame is something we all experience.”

#11. “Shame thrives on secret keeping.”

#12. “Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.”

#13. “We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time.”

#14. “Shame often leads to desperation.”

#15. “We disengage to protect ourselves from vulnerability, shame, and feeling lost and without purpose.”

#16. “Learning and creating are inherently vulnerable.”

#17. “Spiritual connection and engagement is not built on compliance, it’s the product of love, belonging, and vulnerability.”

#18. “Shame breeds fear.”

#19. “We blame when we’re uncomfortable and experience pain- when we’re vulnerable, angry, hurt, in shame, grieving.”

#20. “Blame is simply the discharging of pain and discomfort.”

#21. “Shame can only rise so far in any system before people disengage to protect themselves.”

#22. “When we’re disengaged, we don’t show up, we don’t contribute, and we stop caring.”

#23. “When we become defined by what people think, we lose our willingness to be vulnerable.”

#24. “Perfectionism is not the path that leads us to our gifts and to our sense of purpose; it’s the hazardous detour.”

#25. “Joy comes to us in moments-ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.”

#26. “Perfectionism is addictive, because when we invariably do experience shame, judgement, and blame, we often believe it’s because we weren’t perfect enough.”

#27. “Perfectionism is not the key to success.”

#28. “Perfectionism is not self-improvement. Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval.”

#29. “Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving for excellence.”

#30. “Perfectionism is a defensive move. It’s the belief that if we do things perfectly and look perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame.”