Maaike Kooijman
Maaike Kooijman Psyche 22 nov 2018
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De 20 mooiste quotes van Brene Brown

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Vandaag de beurt aan Brene Brown, de Amerikaanse hoogleraar die boeken schreef als ‘De kracht van kwetsbaarheid’, ‘De moed van imperfectie’, ‘Sterker dan ooit’ en ‘Verlangen naar verbinding’. Daarin leert ze je onder andere hoe moedig het is om kwetsbaar te durven zijn (waar ze ook een TED Talk over gaf).

Je kunt je vast voorstellen dat die boeken vol staan met inspirerende quotes – en dan heb je helemaal gelijk.

De mooiste quotes van Brene Brown

  1. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
  2. “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
  3. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure.”
  4. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
  5. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
  6. “Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.”
  7. “What we know matters but who we are matters more.”
  8. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
  9. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
  10. “It’s in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.”
  11. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
  12. “Perfectionism is self destructive simply because there’s no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.”
  13. “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”
  14. “When we stop caring about what people think, we lose our capacity for connection. When we become defined by what people think, we lose our willingness to be vulnerable.”
  15. “If you want to make a difference, the next time you see someone being cruel to another human being, take it personally. Take it personally because it is personal!”
  16. “Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.”
  17. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
  18. “Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.”
  19. “How can we expect people to put value on our work when we don’t value ourselves enough to set and hold uncomfortable boundaries?”
  20. “If you own this story you get to write the ending.”

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