Crazy Read 2018 – #4 Rising Strong


Book Title:   Rising Strong

Author:         Brene Brown

Length:         277 pages

Score:           10/10

What I Loved

Oh the rumbling that happened in the process of reading this book!! It was laughable. Vulnerability has always been something that I am really good at with most people but it made me realize that I need to pay more attention to this area in my life.

I loved the little quote pages that had pretty graphics and fonts! Also made those nuggets easier to find.

“the irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our wholeness-even our wholeheartedness- actually depends on the integration of all our experiences, including the falls”

But back to the rumble.

Stepping into your story, what is going on with your emotions, your thoughts, the story you are creating around a situation… SO POWERFUL!!!

This book was worth it to learn this concept and strategies on how to move through these situations. The other statement that I have adopted from this book is:

“they are doing the best they can”

Think about this for a second. . . We don’t know their stories or what is going on behind the scenes. What if we actually looked at every one and ever situation and allowed them some grace with the filter of  – “they are doing the best they can”.

This is a game changer my friends.

This book challenged me to

  • dig a little deeper
  • put my independence down for a minute and ask for help
  • need other people in my life.

“regret is a tough but fair teacher. To live without regret is to believe you have nothing to learn, no amends to make and no opportunity to be braver with your life”

Another slap!!!

Who here has used the line, “No regrets”? (I have my hand held high). Yet, after reading this book I am challenged to see regret as a way to learn.

Definition of HOPE: Hope is not an emotion: it’s a cognitive process – a thought process made up of what researcher C.R. Snyder called the trilogy of “goals, pathways, and agency”. Hope happens when we can set goals, and believe in our own abilities to act.

Definition of DESPAIR: “Despair is a spiritual condition. It’s the belief that tomorrow will be just like today.” -Rob Bell

What I didn’t love

There was nothing I can think of that I didn’t love.

Who I would recommend it to

Anyone! If you are wanting personal growth, this is a good one

Would I read it again

Yes. I think this will hit my annual list.

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