Brene Brown

Listening to a Ted Talk by Brene Brown on Why your critics aren’t the ones who count.

“If you’re going to spend your life in the arena, if you’re going to spend your life showing up, there are a couple of things you will need. The first is a clarity of values. When i came out here, i knew i could screw this completely up, get booed off stage, bad things could happen, but i don’t have a choice, because if courage is my value, i have to do this, whether it’s successful or not is irrelevant. So a real clarity of values is important.

The other thing is, you got to have at least one person in your life who’s willing to pick you up and dust you off and look at you when you fail, which hopefully you will because if you’re not failing you’re really not showing up, but who was willing to look at you when you fail and say, ‘man, that sucked, yeah, it was totally as bad as you thought, but you were brave, and let’s get you cleaned up because you’re gonna go back in. And this is someone who loves you not despite your imperfections and vulnerabilities but because of them and they should have great seats in the arena.”

Feeling so grateful to all those in my arena. 🙂 Thank you!

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