While vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the fulfilling experiences we long for—love, belonging, joy, creativity, and trust, to name a few—the process of regaining our emotional footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it’s the process that teaches us the most about who we are. We define wholehearted living as engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.
“[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post
“I believe Dr. Brown adds a valuable perspective to the field of positive psychology. She focuses on the value of difficult emotions resulting from failure and loss, and prescribes research-based, constructive, courageous, and uplifting (whole-hearted) approaches to learning from failure.” – Positive Psychology News
Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results. Sometimes it seems as if there are only two states of being: Boom or Bust. When things are up, it feels as if they will always be up. People come to believe they can succeed at anything they try; companies
The highly successful people have a kind of ferocious determination that plays out in two ways. First, they are resilient and hard working. Second, they know what they want. They not only have determination, but they also have direction. It's this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special.
Summary of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Are you brave enough to show the world the treasure that rests within you? This is the main question that Elizabeth Gilbert asks in Big Magic. If your answer is yes, then that’s awesome for you. But if your answer is no, then this
Creating is the act of paying attention to our experiences and connecting the dots so we can learn more about ourselves and the world around us.
One of the truisms of wholehearted living is You either walk into your own story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness.
We don't need to be immediately precise to find our way. We just need to bring our feelings to light. We just need to be honest and curious.
Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty.
The rising strong process can lead to deep, tumultuous, groundbreaking, no-turning-back transformation.