The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending.
Struggle, Brene Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope.Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: Wereckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumblewith our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of arevolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.
Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve their self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and much more.
The unabridged audiobook version of Brené Brown’s bestselling The Gifts of Imperfection on 4 compact discs, read by Lauren Fortgang.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.