Summary of Daring Greatly - Instaread

Summary of Daring Greatly

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  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4.5
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Daring Greatly: by Brene Brown | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
Daring Greatly, a book by researcher Brene Brown, deals with vulnerability. But its key tenet is one that will surprise many people. That tenet is the idea that being vulnerable is not a negative aspect of a person’s life, but a positive one. Only by being vulnerable, by risking hurt or failure, can people open themselves to all the possibilities in life. Those are the opportunities that can make people happier, enable them to connect better with others, and become more creative and productive.
Many people believe vulnerability is a sign of weakness and failure. Exposing this myth helps people understand that being vulnerable is a way to grab the best life has to offer.
Shame has often been seen as a direct result of vulnerability. However, vulnerability opens people to new possibilities. Shame closes off those possibilities by making people afraid to try new things and to develop new relationships…
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  • Really describes how inspiring the story is

    By SaveYourVote
    Really makes the point in describing how inspiring the story is. I really got stunned by what the TED speech was about, and how the author of this book approaches the problem of fear of being vulnerable, one that I can relate so much to my own experience
  • A new beginning

    By Daniel Berenguer
    If we close our emotions in an armor, things in life simply don't work, letting the emotions flow allows life to flow easily and without effort, this changed my whole life for better.
  • I stepped forward thanks to this book

    By Melani Bossio
    There are many self-help books overvalued, this book completely surpassed my expectations. I think sometimes people leave out many options just because they think they do not need them, but in my personal experience I think you need to try them. This book definitely helped give me a step in the transformation of my life
  • Inspirational

    By Albertson Gren
    Inspirational and eye opening. I would definitely recommend at least reading this summary to anyone that is looking to improve their relationships and more importantly, the way we treat ourselves. It really opens your eyes to how insidious shame is and how important it is to be open and vulnerable.
  • Loved it

    By John Velard
    Loved the message and how it applies to so many aspects of life from business to parenting. I also purchased the book!
  • Amazing!

    By Jensaw
    Simply a worth reading summary and loved it. This book is a timely reminder of the need to talk about shame, how we deal with it in the society, relationships, families and at work it offers guidelines for how we can manage shame and guilt.