Professor Brené Brown delivers a powerful statement about the nature of courage, and how it can’t exist without an embrace of uncertainty and vulnerability. At the same time, she makes a passionate case for self-affirmation. Her message is one of challenge, promise, and hope.
“It is not about winning. It is not about losing. It’s about showing up and being seen.”
Brené Brown, a Houston-based professor and social worker, has a way of cutting right to the chase. Anyone who dares strive for something truly difficult, she says, receives just one guarantee: “You will get your ass kicked” at some point, and are betting off expecting it.
“If courage is a value that we hold, this is a consequence.”
There is so much good, smart, straight-on advice in these 11 minutes that it’s hardly possible to summarize them. Have a listen. You’ll know in 30 seconds that you’ve found someone whose strength of purpose is matched only by her goodwill.