Rising Strong: Chapter 11

Chapter 11: “The Revolution”

This is the last chapter of the book, and it brings everything from the entire book together into a nice, neat package. I hope you’ve enjoyed my selected quotes and thoughts on the entire book and pick up this book to read on your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤

“We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings.”

Don’t let anyone else write your story because it’s YOURS.

“My story matters because I matter.”

This is similar to what I learned from a Soul Shoppe seminar at an elementary school I work at: My idea is important because I’m important. The simplicity of this statement is what makes it so powerful.

“Our vision is that we can rise from our experiences of hurt and struggle in a way that allows us to live more wholehearted lives.”

Every experience we have, whether good or bad, shapes us and impacts us. Our “negative” experiences, the ones that are hard for us, are the ones that really push us and teach us important life lessons. They have the ability to strengthen and teach us. Embrace and reflect deeply on those experiences, because they will allow you to live a fuller life.

“The 5 R’s: respect, rumble, rally, recover, reach out.”

Remember the 5 R’s and try to use them for every situation you encounter, because they will SERIOUSLY help.

I want to end this post with the Manifesto that comes at the end of this chapter. I hope you’ve enjoyed this final post on Brene Brown’s book, Rising Strong.

Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers

Than those of us who are willing to fall

Because we have learned how to rise

With skinned knees and bruised hearts

We choose owning our stories of struggle,

Over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.

When we deny our stories, they define us.

When we run from struggle, we are never free.

So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.

We will not be characters in our stories.

Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.

We are the authors of our lives.

We write our own daring endings.

We craft love from heartbreak,

Compassion from shame,

Grace from disappointment,

Courage from failure.

Showing up is our power.

Story is our way home.

Truth is our song.

We are the brave and brokenhearted.

We are rising strong.

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