The Gifts of Imperfection
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
By Brené Brown
Brené Brown gives us 10 guide posts to explore on our journey to living wholehearted lives – lives where we show up with the belief that we are worthy of love and belonging and allow ourselves to be truly seen. Packed with great insights about human behaviour and what we can do to live more authentically, this book is both an easy read and one which pulls us back to re-read it many times. For example, Brené teaches us that people who are wholehearted and compassionate are great at setting boundaries, but those who are selfish are not. She teaches us that perfectionism is a 20 ton shield which prevents us from experiencing connection, creativity and joy, and that authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect.