Daring Greatly isn't quite the full title of this book from Dr Brené Brown, the rest is 'how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead'.  You could say this is a modern-day instruction manual on how to human.

In this powerful and updated version, Brown sets out to challenge everything we think we already know about vulnerability and quickly dispels the myth that it's a sign of weakness - especially among men.  Instead, she reasons that vulnerability is a strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - and from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.  By denying vulnerability we live the very opposite of 'daring'.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly" - Teddy Roosevelt 

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