I recently finished reading Dr. Brene Brown’s newest book; Rising Strong. I found this book to be insightful and useful both personally and professionally. Dr. Brown discusses what it takes to process through and practice the courageous act of vulnerability. She challenges each reader to explore their own story and how they acknowledge it or deny it. I appreciate Dr. Brown’s candidness with her own story and struggle. She displays authenticity and models true vulnerability by exposing her own struggles and triumphs.
In this book, Dr. Brown takes the reader through a 3-step journey of practicing authentic vulnerability and acknowledgement of the truth of their own story. She breaks it down into “The Reckoning”, “The Rumble”, and “The Revolution”. These steps acknowledge the falling we all do, the struggle to regain ourselves, and the courage it takes to get back up.
“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, Rising Strong