Just finished this AMAZING book by Brene Brown, which explores the keys to Wholehearted living. As you know, I struggle with perfectionism. This book opened my eyes to where perfectionism may have its roots (shame) and how I can overcome it and live more authentically.
Here are some highlights:
*”Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And the world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.”
*”Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment or receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.”
*”Practicing self love means learning how to trust ourselves, to treat ourselves with respect, and to be kind and affectionate toward ourselves.”
*”The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
*”Our imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together. Imperfectly, but together.”
*”Hope is a combination of setting goals, having the tenacity and perseverance to pursue them, and believing in our own abilities.”
*”Tolerance for disappointment, determination, and a belief in self are the heart of hope.”
*”Overcoming self doubt is all about believing we’re enough and letting go of what the world says we’re supposed to be and supposed to call ourselves.”
*”Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Here’s to cultivating hope!