52 Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

Rising Strong by Brené Brown is a book about regaining footing in the midst of struggle and cultivating courage.

It describes a 3-phase process of bouncing back from failure and explores topics such as courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness.

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There are many inspiring quotes from Brené Brown’s book “Rising Strong“.

Best Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

“In the absence of data, we will always make up stories.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“I don’t trust a theologian who dismisses the beauty of science or a scientist who doesn’t believe in the power of mystery.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Conspiracy thinking is all about fear-based self-protection and our intolerance for uncertainty.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“The brokenhearted are the bravest among us. They dared to love.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Hope is a function of struggle. If we’re never allowed to fall or face adversity as children, we are denied the opportunity to develop the tenacity and sense of agency we need to be hopeful.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

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Inspiring Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

“People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“What do we call a story that’s based on limited real data and imagined data and blended into a coherent, emotionally satisfying version of reality? A conspiracy theory.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“The opposite of scarcity is not abundance; the opposite of scarcity is simply enough.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Daring is not saying, “I’m willing to risk failure.” Daring is saying, “I know I will eventually fail and I’m still all in.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“One of the greatest challenges of becoming myself has been acknowledging that I’m not who I thought I was supposed to be or who I always pictured myself being.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We’re sick of being afraid and we’re tired of hustling for our self-worth. We want to be brave, and deep inside we know that being brave requires us to be vulnerable.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

Famous Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

“Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Just because we didn’t measure up to some standard of achievement doesn’t mean that we don’t possess gifts and talents that only we can bring to the world. Just because someone failed to see the value in what we can create or achieve doesn’t change its worth or ours.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Regret is a tough but fair teacher. To live without regret is to believe you have nothing to learn, no amends to make, and no opportunity to be braver with your life.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“I believe the most useful knowledge about human behavior is based on people’s lived experiences.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“In order for forgiveness to happen, something has to die. If you make a choice to forgive, you have to face into the pain. You simply have to hurt.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Grace will take you places hustling can’t.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Creating is the act of paying attention to our experiences and connecting the dots so we can learn more about ourselves and the world around us.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Requiring accountability while also extending your compassion is not the easiest course of action, but it is the most humane, and, ultimately, the safest for the community.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

Top Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

“Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Music always makes me feel less alone in the mess.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Disappointment is unmet expectations, and the more significant the expectations, the more significant the disappointment.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

Powerful Rising Strong Quotes by Brené Brown

“We can’t be brave in the big world without at least one small safe space to work through our fears and falls.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it’s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“How can we expect people to put value on our work when we don’t value ourselves enough to set and hold uncomfortable boundaries?” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“When you judge yourself for needing help, you judge those you are helping. When you attach value to giving help, you attach value to needing help.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who never venture onto the floor. If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“We don’t judge people when we feel good about ourselves.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Grief seems to create losses within us that reach beyond our awareness–we feel as if we’re missing something that was invisible and unknown to us while we had it, but now painfully gone.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“Generosity is not a free pass for people to take advantage of us, treat us unfairly, or be purposefully disrespectful and mean.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“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.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).

“It’s always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun.” ~ Brené Brown (Rising Strong).



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