It’s Possible To Be Scared and Brave at the Same Time | Dr. Brené Brown – Professor at the University of Houston
Elevate Your Potential Magazine
0:00 I think the central question in this 0:06 country has been the last decade what am 0:09 I supposed to be afraid of and whose 0:11 fault is it that’s the bad news and I 0:15 think it has been every politics faith 0:17 economic social issues what am I 0:21 supposed to fear and who’s to blame that 0:24 gives us something real juicy to do with 0:26 all this stuff inside of us that we is 0:27 so uncomfortable right you know and so 0:30 people buy into it because they feel 0:32 fear and they don’t have the language to 0:33 attach what it is you know the good news 0:37 is I really believe and I’m an 0:39 optimistic person but I believe even as 0:41 a researcher we’re at a really important 0:43 tipping point I think people are sick 0:45 and tired of being afraid I think people 0:49 are finally getting to the point where 0:50 you know this is not serving me anymore 0:52 let’s talk about how that fear is 0:54 expressed because over the years when I 0:56 would have these conversations with 0:58 various people I remember the first time 1:00 marianne williamson came on and for her 1:02 book return to love she was talking 1:03 about only two emotions love and fear 1:05 and all the men in the audience were 1:07 like I’m afraid nothing I’m scared 1:09 nobody ran scared or nothing 1:10 cuz I think people don’t understand that 1:13 anxiety is fear jealousy sphere agreed 1:19 is fear all of those are elements of a 1:22 fear-based culture so when we’re talking 1:24 about fear we don’t mean necessarily 1:25 you’re walking around like it like this 1:28 all the time but that it comes up and 1:30 shows itself in other ways yeah 1:33 addiction is fear addiction is for 1:35 eating this fear drinking this fear 1:38 drugs are fear um 1:41 rage is fear you know I Drive by big 1:45 trucks sometimes in Texas and they have 1:47 that sticker on the back that says I 1:48 think it says ain’t scared or something 1:50 and I think love and light to you yeah 1:54 you’re in so much fear yeah you put 1:56 ain’t scared on your car you scared yeah 1:58 yeah you are telling the world yeah I am 2:01 a problem yes yeah and the bigger the 2:03 tires and the truck yes yes yeah that 2:06 kind of thing we’re all afraid we just 2:08 have to get to the point where we 2:09 understand that doesn’t mean that we 2:11 can’t 2:11 to be brave
Super Soul Sunday Show: What am I supposed to be afraid of, and whose fault is it? Daring Greatly author Dr. Brené Brown says these have been the central questions in the United States for the past decade. In this exclusive webisode, Dr. Brown and Oprah discuss the many (and sometimes unexpected) faces of fear. Plus, find out why it’s possible to be scared and brave at the same time.
About Dr. Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.
She is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. She is also the founder and CEO of Brave Leaders Inc.
About Brave Leaders
They offer evidence-based courage-building programs designed for individuals, teams, and organizations ready to answer a call to courage. It is built on a core finding from sixteen years of research: courage is a collection of four specific skill sets that are defined by twenty-six specific behaviors that can be taught, developed, learned, and measured.
Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.
- For the latest updates, news and information, visit her online at: https://brenebrown.com
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Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy.
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