TED Talk: Brené Brown – Listening To Shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

I too blogged about Brené Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability“. I post inspiring TED Talks every once in a while. But I’ve never written this much to – or quoted that much from – a TED Talk on my blog before, as I did to the vulnerability talk.

And now she moved me again. Brené Brown truly has a talent for one-liners. Or simply saying it straight forward. Here are some awesome quotes from her new talk about shame:

“Vulnerability is the most accurate measurement of courage”.

“Vulnerability is the birth place of innovation, creativity, and change”.

“Shame: I am a mistake
Guilt: I made a mistake”.

“Shame grows with secrecy, silence, and judgement. What kills shame is empathy”

“We go into the arena when we are bulletproof and secure and perfect. But that’s not interesting. That’s not what we want to see. What is interesting is when you dare greatly”.

Okay, yes – all these aren’t exact quotes. They are my written words from what she said. But I love them.

Big thanks to my dear friend @sordahl for reminding me her new talk was out.

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