Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and braveryImagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough If you didn t care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone, all the time We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costsThere s a reason we act this way, Reshma says As girls, we were taught to play it safe Well meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shineThe problem is that perfect girls grow up to be women who are afraid to fail It s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happinessBy choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want Perfection may set us on a path that feels safe, but bravery leads us to the one we re authentically meant to followIn Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us override our perfect girl training and make bravery a lifelong habit By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and braveryImagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough If you didn t care how your life looked on Instagram ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk or worry about what total strangers thought of you Imagine if you could let go of the guilt ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes What if ❮Télécharger❯ ➺ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) ✤ Auteur Carole Mortimer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk in every decision you faced [KINDLE] ❃ If the Stiletto Fits... ❧ Wendy Etherington – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk you took the bolder path Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone [Download] ➺ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk all the time We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone ❮Download❯ ➻ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones [Epub] ❧ An Amish Family Christmas By Marta Perry – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and avoid rejection at all costsThere s a reason we act this way [PDF / Epub] ☃ Interrupted Lullaby ✑ Dana R. 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Perfect for a TED talk and just a tad bit repetitive and go get it ish for a book Having read this book, though, I realised how lucky I am because I ve never been told that I ought to be perfect or ought to be something other than just happy and content, for that matter or, that being a girl, I m a less something.I grew up in the family where women would have none of this softer gender thing my great grandmother travelled across the country during the WW2 on her own with six little childre Perfect for a TED talk and just a tad bit repetitive and go get it ish for a book Having read this book, though, I realised how lucky I am because I ve never been told that I ought to be perfect or ought to be something other than just happy and content, for that matter or, that being a girl, I m a less something.I grew up in the family where women would have none of this softer gender thing my great grandmother travelled across the country during the WW2 on her own with six little children , and men my Dad and my Grandpa lauded the brilliance, kindness, generosity and, yes, bravery of the women they love In fact, my Grandpa, one of the smartest men I know, my constant interlocutor and opponent, encouraged me not to use but I am a girl as an excuse to not understand or not know something When I was at school and couldn t figure out how to deal with a difficult math homework, he tried to explain me things that I found too complicated to grasp Refusing to make an effort, I asked him to just tell me what the answer was, because I m a girl , I added So what he said In this regard Brave, Not Perfect is an eye opening book for me as what I ve been taking for granted my entire life turned out to be a privilege And yet, I, too, don t often feel brave enough, and I m definitely prone to either having a perfect result or not doing anything at all I asked myself, why And I daresay it s because things are a bitcomplicated in real life than they are in a TED talk or a How To book I don t like eerie boy girl binary opposition that Reshma Saujani used in this book She states, for example, that women don t go for what they want unless they re sure that they re 100% qualified, while for men 60% of confidence is enough She says that boys are encouraged to be brave, while girls are encouraged to be likable It s the truth, of course But is it the whole truth I know boys who are as striving to be nice and perfect as much as girls from Saujani examples I know men who were taught to play it safe and don t even dare to try something bold I know women who don t give a damn what others would think and go for things they want in what should be called a man s fashion As much as I liked this book because it resonated with me, despite the fact that I cannot relate to the reasons and explanations Saujani gives , I would love it to beabout a person male or female striving to meet some illusive expectations rather than just girls overcoming the issues of a boy girl framed mindset, just because this way the book might have been helpful for manypeople I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it The title hooked me, and the summary was right up my ally This book was a spectacular disappointment and I m so sad First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave it does that but it does so without addressing socioeconomic status, race, and a myriad of other issues that impact the ways in which the desire to be perfect manifests For example as a black women I already know t I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it The title hooked me, and the summary was right up my ally This book was a spectacular disappointment and I m so sad First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave it does that but it does so without addressing socioeconomic status, race, and a myriad of other issues that impact the ways in which the desire to be perfect manifests For example as a black women I already know that both my being a woman AND being black impacts my prospects of moving upwards in pretty much anything So yes I am a perfectionist by nature but it is out of necessity that I am perfect I am not afforded the chances to fail in the same way that other women are allowed to fail From there the book discusses championing other women but what happens when you champion everyone, but others don t get on board I saw this a lot with the women s march It was supposed to be for ALL women, but it basically centered on white feminist needs and left out the issues that impact women of color all together women of color showed up, white women left us behind The good part of the book because there was some were the tips to start shifting the mindset Being brave is a mindset and learning not to fear failure is important I liked her tips at the end, but to me this book could ve been about 100 pages shorter I wish this book had been better I wanted it to be better, but it let me down a lot Maybe next time someone will write the book with all it s nuance and be brave and take the deep dive into the real real issues Nosilencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to do the same it s time to stop this paradigm in its tracks Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gem of the books I ve come across in my lifetime This is an authentic take against gender discrimination and sexism which is deftly baked in our culture It is a powerful insight which redefines bravery and makes us follow our true dreams This amazing read written by Reshma Saujani is is divided into three parts Nosilencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to do the same it s time to stop this paradigm in its tracks Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gem of the books I ve come across in my lifetime This is an authentic take against gender discrimination and sexism which is deftly baked in our culture It is a powerful insight which redefines bravery and makes us follow our true dreams This amazing read written by Reshma Saujani is is divided into three parts Part 1 highlights how perfection is ingrained in a culture and how this cult is making the lives of young girls difficult everywhere Part 2 redefines bravery it makes us rethink what actually is perfection Part 3 talks about the ways we can genuinely accept our flaws and flubs and provides us with methods to lead a bold and joyful life It frees women from the moratorium place on them in which to be liked or be damned to hell is the lesson taught everyday and it destigmatize this all or nothing game of perfection.Amazingly written with various examples and contemporary references, this book will make you learn that setbacks will not destroy, they will set you free It definitely helps girls and women of all ages to throw out the elusive carrot of perfection they are made to chew everyday.When I finally turned the last page of the book it left me with a sense of hope and accomplishment It made me feel complete in a certain way which is the best possible thing a book can gift you My Rating.5 5Thankyou harpercollinsin for sending across this amazing book

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