The Gifts of Imperfection Book By Brené Brown [Online Reading, Summary, Review, Book, Download, PDF]

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are The best-selling New York Times author and teacher, Brené Brown, offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and recognize that you are enough.

Originally publishedAugust 27, 2010 | AuthorBrené Brown | Genre: Self-help book
 

Summary
 When our shame and fear lie, we often listen to them anyway. They frustrate our gratitude, acceptance and compassion, our goodness. They insist: "I am not worthy." But we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and love without limits. With the bestseller of Brené Brown, the New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five books that will really change their life perspective "- We find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-awareness, strengthening our connection with the world.

A motivating and inspiring guide for a sincere life, instead of just the average self-help book, with this innovative work, Brené Brown, Ph.D., reinforces the process of self-esteem and personal development through its characteristic sincere and sincere narration. With original research and much encouragement, explore the psychology of publishing our definitions of an "imperfect" life and embracing living authentically. Brown's "ten guides" are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty, a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears spread too generously along with unrealistic beauty messages, achievements and expectations, we look for ways to "deepen" and find the truth and gratitude in our lives. A new path to follow means that we cannot cling too much to our own self-destructive thoughts or to the pain displaced in our world. Instead, we can embrace imperfection.

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Review
We all have some kind of skeleton hanging in our closet, those things that make us ashamed that the world sees or knows about us. Dr. Brené Brown was no different when she began to study guilt and shame. Several years after her research trip, she realized that it was her skeletons that held her. His discovery was in common points among the people he was interviewing. Those who had chosen to live life with all their hearts had what amounted to 10 things or "guides" in common. This discovery was what sent Dr. Brown to what she called her "spiritual awakening."

In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are, Dr. Brown shares her own discovery and personal growth, as she has learned to accept her imperfections as gifts instead of insufficiencies. His revealing approach clearly defines common words with new and applicable meanings that invite a sincere life.

Living wholeheartedly is about participating in our lives from a decent place. It means cultivating courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think: No matter what is done and how much is left undone, I am enough. He goes to bed at night thinking: Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes I am afraid, but that does not change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. (Brené Brown)

Guideposts
The 10 guides he describes in his book are features to cultivate while releasing the anxiety and stress of trying to be perfect. Of the 10 guides, the most difficult for me was to play. I am not known as the funny father: I assume responsibility and seriousness on a whole new level. Learning to be well with "non-productive" time is a strange thing for me. This guide seems useful to me to discover the value of playing. It is a work in progress.

About The Author
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington - Brené Brown Foundation, Professor at the Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the last two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and is the author of the five best-selling New York Times books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her Last book, Dare lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.

Brené's TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than 35 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a talk filmed on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.

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