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Cutting Yourself Some Slack … While Still Believing You Can Change

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And that’s why Dweck’s book pairs so well with Brown’s. Brown is a shame and vulnerability researcher – which sounds really depressing, if you ask me, but also seems to lead to some incredible insights. (She gave a TED Talk last week. Here’s the link.) Brown has authored several books, but The Gifts of Imperfection is born out of what she calls her Breakdown Spiritual Awakening. Essentially, she had to let go of perfection and allow herself to be vulnerable. That means, for example, feeling comfortable telling trustworthy friends when you’re excited about a new possibility (like a Ph.D. program) and trusting that they’ll love and welcome and see you as worthy even if the opportunity falls through.

Brene Brown TED Talk on the power of vulnerability:

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