I’ve not read much ‘self-help’ literature, but I assert with some conviction that Brene Brown’s classic ‘The Gift of Imperfection’ relaunched today, is not a self-help book.
Some say it’s a revelatory book.
Her insights are based on extensive research centred on living a ‘wholehearted’ life, which grew out of her studies of ‘shame’.
The results that Dr. Brown presents in this slim, readable book are deeply intriguing and they function not as a how-to manual for quickly fixing an out-of-balance life, but as a set of powerful tools with which to cultivate a richer, more fully engaged and
connected wholehearted life.
Divided into 10 ‘guideposts’, I particularly see the value in #7 – Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth, and #9 – Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and ‘Supposed To’.
After the unsettling months of 2020, it’s a book most definitely worth re-reading.
Brené Brown writes not just for women, but all for ages, genders, colours, creeds, sexualities and physical abilities – she helps us all change what we think, feel and do.