By now, I’m sure everyone out there has heard of TED Talks – part of the semi-annual TED Conferences that focuses on bringing together some of the world’s brightest and most inspired thinkers for 20 minute talks on…well, whatever! Just so long as the topics are taken on in a knowledgeable and innovative way
Anyways, if you know about TED Talks, then you also probably know just how amazing and interesting some of them can be. What you might not know, however, is that they don’t all focus on Science and Technology, or things of that ilk. There are now growing numbers of talks regarding psychology and people – the way we live, and the way we process the things that happen to us – many of which are incredibly inspirational. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that some of them are downright life changing.
For me, Brene Brown’s talk on The Power of Vulnerability was one of those life changing ones. And although I know it’s a bit long at (however many minutes), I couldn’t help but share it with you all today, in the hopes that some of you might get a few moments to sit down and watch or listen to it. I promise you won’t regret it!
But first – a few quotes to get you started, because I couldn’t resist…
“Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.” – Brene Brown
“When we work from a place, I believe, that says ‘I’m enough,’ then we stop screaming and start listening. We’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.” – Brene Brown
What do you think about The Power of Vulnerability? Are you a fan of TED Talks? Which is your favorite?