As a therapist, who often has a front row to the aftermath of this disconnect, it is painful to see client after client come into my office with the same sense of failure and low self-esteem. So many of my clients firmly believe the lie their broken thinking tells them. They buy into the myth that they are only valuable and loveable if they are perfect.
I want to hand this book to every person I meet and just pray that we can work on changing the thinking about themselves that leads to much disfunction and pain. Brene’s message normalizes and connects us with the actual truth of our worth, which I can only hope will make a dent in challenging all of our internal critics.