Books Over Brunch: Daring Greatly

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Published: January 25, 2016

On February 6th, we have our second Books over Brunch.  We are going to discuss the book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown.

The title of this book comes from the following quote from Theodore Roosevelt:

“Dare greatly. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

 As volunteers and leaders, we choose to show up and be part of something without asking for anything in return.  When we show up we put ourselves at risk of feeling vulnerable.   In her book, Brown talks about wholehearted living, courage, and compassion and how to embrace these in the face of uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. She discusses these attributes in relation to our organizations, families, schools, and communities.  As Junior League volunteers, when we allow ourselves to be seen and heard, we are being vulnerable.  We are daring greatly!

Even if you are unable to make this brunch or read the book, we urge you to watch Brene Brown’s TEDx talk on the Power of Vulnerability.

Thank you for daring greatly and having the courage to show up and let yourselves be seen!