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30 Courageous Brené Brown Quotes on Strength + Vulnerability 

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First, who is Brené Brown?

Brené Brown is like that down-to-earth, funny, supportive aunt who will push you out of your comfort zone. 

Her motto is “courage over comfort.”

Her TED Talks “The Power of Vulnerability” and “Listening to Shame” are among the most viewed TED Talks on the net.

She’s a storyteller and researcher professor at the University of Houston and spent most of her academic life and career in social work.

Her research areas of expertise are vulnerability, shame, empathy, courage, and leadership.

She encourages authenticity and teaches us to embrace vulnerability to find courage and joy. 

Her mantra is “Don’t Shrink, Don’t Puff Up, Stand Your Sacred Ground.” 

Look to her work when you need your daily dose of warmth and strength. 

 Popular Brené Brown Books: Dare to Lead and Braving the Wilderness


Related: 57 Affirmations to Build True Confidence and Overcome Self-Doubt 

What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves. It can help us connect to our faith and strength and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 30 motivating Brené Brown quotes when you need to embrace vulnerability and find courage.

30 Empowering Brené Brown Quotes

“The opposite of belonging is fitting in.” ~ Brené Brown


“Brave leaders are never silent around hard things.” ~ Brené Brown


“Dig deep—get deliberate, inspired, and going.” ~ Brené Brown


“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” ~ Brené Brown


“Shame loves perfectionists — it’s so easy to keep us quiet.” ~ Brené Brown


“The middle is messy, but it is also where the magic happens.” ~ Brené Brown


“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are revolutionary.” ~ Brené Brown


“To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.” ~ Brené Brown


“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” ~ Brené Brown


True belonging never asks us to change who we are. True belonging requires us to be who we are.” ~ Brené Brown


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


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


“If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. These are the physics of vulnerability.” ~ Brené Brown

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


“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” ~ Brené Brown


“Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.” ~ Brené Brown


“When we combine the courage to make clear what works for us and what doesn’t with the compassion to assume people are doing their best, our lives change.” ~ Brené Brown


“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” ~ Brené Brown


“We desperately need more leaders who are committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than unevolved leaders who lead from hurt and fear.” ~ Brené Brown


“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


“True belonging is not passive.… It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are.” ~ Brené Brown


“When I see people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, ‘Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me, and I’m going in again’—my gut reaction is, ‘What a badass.’” ~ Brené Brown


“Midlife: when the Universe grabs your shoulders and tells you, I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.” ~ Brené Brown


“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


“When I let go of trying to be everything to everyone, I had much more time, attention, love, and connection for the important people in my life.” ~ Brené Brown


“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


“True belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others… It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” ~ Brené Brown


“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown


“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor—the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant ‘To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.’ Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences—good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as ordinary courage.” ~ Brené Brown


“You may not have signed up for a hero’s journey, but the second you fell down, got your butt kicked, suffered a disappointment, screwed up, or felt your heart break, it started. It doesn’t matter whether we are ready for an emotional adventure—hurt happens. And it happens to every single one of us, without exception. The only decision we get to make is what role we’ll play in our own lives: Do we want to write the story, or do we want to hand that power over to someone else? Choosing to write our own story means getting uncomfortable; it’s choosing courage over comfort.” ~ Brené Brown

Closing Thoughts on Brené Brown Quotes

I hope these powerful Brené Brown quotes help your life and career.

I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

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