30 Inspiring Brené Brown Quotes

December 31, 2021

The New Year is nearly here and many people are setting resolutions and planning a major life reset. I personally like to use this time to slow down into gratitude and work with building on what I already have. One of my favorite ways to get inspired and motivated while also practicing gratitude is to decorate my journals and vision boards with Brené Brown quotes. Her work reminds me that, although we love to learn and grow, we are also good enough just as we are along the various stages of our journeys. So, let’s ring in 2022 with these 30 inspiring Brené Brown quotes!

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1. “The willingness to show up changes us, it makes us a little braver each time.”

– Brené Brown

2. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”

– Brené Brown

3. “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”

– Brené Brown

4. “What we don’t need in the midst of struggle, is shame for being human.”

– Brené Brown

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

– Brené Brown

6. “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”

– Brené Brown

7. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

– Brené Brown

8. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

– Brené Brown

9. “Courage is Contagious.”

– Brené Brown

10. “Today, I choose courage over comfort.”

– Brené Brown

11. “We don’t have to be scary when we’re scared. Let’s choose awkward, brave, and kind. And let’s choose each other.”

– Brené Brown

12. “Courage is not staying quiet about things that make us uncomfortable.”

– Brené Brown

13. “Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

– Brené Brown

14. “Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.”

– Brené Brown

15. “Living a connected life ultimately is about setting boundaries, spending less time and energy hustling and winning over people who don’t matter, and seeing the value of working on cultivating a connection with family and close friends.”

– Brené Brown

16. “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

17. “Vulnerability is not about winning, it is not about losing. It’s having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.”

– Brené Brown

18. BELONGING DOESN’T REQUIRE US TO CHANGE WHO WE ARE; IT REQUIRES US TO BE WHO WE ARE.

– Brené Brown

19. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

– Brené Brown

20. “I’ve spent over twenty years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation.”

– Brené Brown

21. “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”

– Brené Brown

22. Ask yourself: “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

– Brené Brown

23. “Trust is a product of vulnerability that grows over time and requires work, attention, and full engagement. Trust isn’t a grand gesture—it’s a growing marble collection.”

– Brené Brown

24. “Trust is earned in the smallest of moments. It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection.”

– Brené Brown

25. “A brave leader is someone who says I see you. I hear you. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m going to keep listening and asking questions.”

– Brené Brown

26. “IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE ARENA ALSO GETTING YOUR ASS KICKED, I’M NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR FEEDBACK.”

– Brené Brown

27. “NO MATTER WHAT GETS DONE AND HOW MUCH IS LEFT UNDONE, I AM ENOUGH.”

– Brené Brown

28. “SELF KINDNESS: BEING WARM AND UNDERSTANDING TOWARD OURSELVES WHEN WE SUFFER, FAIL, OR FEEL INADEQUATE.”

– Brené Brown

29. “WE CAN’T ASK PEOPLE TO GIVE US SOMETHING THAT WE BELIEVE WE ARE NOT WORTHY OF RECEIVING.”

– Brené Brown

30. “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

What’s your favorite Brené Brown quote? How can you use these words to help you be your best self?

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