Rising Strong by Brene Brown

I decided to pick up Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown because SO MANY ladies in the Beachbody business recommended this book for personal development. And since I JUST finished Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham (a GREAT book that I recommend for everyone), I figured I might as well start a new personal development book! Personal development is SO IMPORTANT because discovering and knowing who you are will make your adventure that much happier and healthier. 🙂 ❤

*Note: Page numbers not included in this post as this is an ebook with location numbers instead of page numbers, which doesn’t help anyone really.

Here are my favorite quotes from the Introduction:

“The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.”

We all fall at some point in our lives, and for many of us, we fall many times. When we fall, we have to be brave and courageous and get back on our feet and get back to living our lives.

” I believe that vulnerability-the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome-is the only path to more love, belonging, and joy.”

To be honest, I struggle with this. A lot of people do. It’s hard to be vulnerable because of the unknown-ness of it and the fear associated with it. But we HAVE to be vulnerable to live a better life.

“But I’m learning that the process of struggling and navigating hurt has as much to offer us as the process of being brave and showing up.”

What we struggle with and obstacles we overcome shape us just as much as when we are brave, show up, and the outcome is good.

“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.”

How we react and act to a tough situation allows us to learn something about ourselves and be a better person; learn to embrace the process and know that you’re bound to fall.

“No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to be 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.”

This is something great to think about, especially if you’ve had a rough day. It’s true for EVERYONE, don’t think it isn’t true for you!

“But embracing failure without acknowledging the real hurt and fear that it can cause, or the complex journey that underlies rising strong, is gold-plating grit. To strip failure of its real emotional consequences is to scrub the concepts of grit and resilience of the very qualities that make them both so important-toughness,doggedness, and perseverance.”

Essentially, if you just take failure at face value (saying it’s a failure) and not really taking a close look at it, you’re not doing yourself any good. You have to embrace the negative emotions that come along with failure and recognize that getting yourself out of “the funk” that failure causes will be tough, but will be worthwhile.

I hope you enjoyed these quotes and find them applicable to your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤


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