10 Life Changing Quotes from Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly - Brene Brown - Her Bags Were Packed

We're getting ready to wrap up the first round of the Her Bags Were Packed Book Club. Our first selection was Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. We've been having a weekly #HBWPBookClub discussion in the Facebook group on Thursdays but next we will wrap up with a book club meeting via video chat. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here.

In the meantime, here are ten of my favorite quotes from Daring Greatly. What were some of your favorite quotes from the book?


Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.

-Brene Brown-


Don't try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.

-Brene Brown-


Daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time.

-Brene Brown-


The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories, to appear more or less acceptable, but our wholeness — even our wholeheartedness — actually depends on the integration of all our experiences, including the falls.

-Brene Brown-


Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

-Brene Brown-


Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

-Brene Brown-


It’s worse to spend your life on the outside looking in, wondering what if, than it is to try and dare greatly and risk the chance of failure. 

Dare greatly; get in the arena and try.

-Brene Brown-


When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.

-Brene Brown-


We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. Not at the same time.

-Brene Brown-


You either walk inside your story and own it or you can stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.

-Brene Brown-

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