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Braving the Wilderness

Brené Brown

5 mins

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Braving the Wilderness offers a four-step process to find true belonging through authenticity, bravery, trust, and vulnerability, since it's mostly about learning to stand alone, rather than trying to fit in.

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Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness

by Brené Brown

Overview

Belonging is the first thing we desire, right after ensuring our own physical survival. And while 'belonging' is a very common word, it's actually hard to describe, isn't it? It feels kind of fuzzy, as if we all mean something different. But we all know it when we feel it.

In Braving the Wilderness, bestselling author Brené Brown is looking to clear up some of that confusion. What's more, by sharing her own story of how she chased this fundamental need for decades to no avail, she teaches us how to avoid common pitfalls on our way to find it.

Belonging is mostly about learning to belong to ourselves, but to do that, we need not just the right groups of people, but also the courage to stand alone and be ourselves when no one wants to have our back.

Favorite quote

The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.

- Brené Brown

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