Brené Brown: Perfectionism Is The 20-Ton Shield We Use To Protect Ourselves (VIDEO)

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GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Brené Brown: Perfectionism Is The 20-Ton Shield We Use To Protect Ourselves (VIDEO)
What is perfectionism really about? Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor and bestselling author who has studied shame and vulnerability for more than a decade, says perfectionism is nothing more than a form of armor we use to protect ourselves from being judged.

“So here’s the secret,” Brown says in the above clip from “Oprah’s Lifeclass.” “When perfectionism is driving, shame is always riding shotgun — and fear is the annoying back seat driver.”

“We struggle with perfectionism in areas where we feel most vulnerable to shame,” she further explains. “So we’re all comfortable saying, ‘I’m a little perfectionistic,’ which is code for ‘I do things really well’ — but I’m not comfortable saying I have shame.”

“But perfectionism, what is that?” Brown says. “I call it the 20-ton shield.”

Brown breaks down what perfectionism really is. “It’s a way of thinking that says this: ‘If I look perfect, live perfect, work perfect, I can avoid or minimize criticism, blame and ridicule,'” she says.

“All perfectionism is, is the 20-ton shield that we carry around hoping that it will keep us from being hurt,” Brown says.

Part two of Oprah’s conversation with Brown on “Oprah’s Lifeclass” airs Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN. Plus, Oprah is teaming up with Brown to bring you a six-week ecourse, “Oprah’s Lifeclass Presents Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection.” Register now for a special offer!

Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
The Happiest Facts In The World
The remedy to your bad day is just a fun fact away.

When Reddit user AaronM97 was feeling blue, he asked the community to share a happy fact that would cheer him up. The post lit up with responses, receiving more than 11,000 comments containing fun and happy facts that make the world feel a little lighter.

“I can’t express how thankful I am to everyone that commented,” the user later wrote on the thread. “I’ve laughed, I’ve smiled, I’ve felt better than I have in a damn long time. So thank you to each and every one who took the time to put a smile on my face.”

Scroll through the list below to check out some of the world’s happiest facts according to Reddit users. Then tell us some of your favorite happy facts in the comments section.

If you were to take a live sea sponge, blenderize it, then leave the sea sponge smoothie to sit over night. When you woke up in the morning, you’d find that the surviving sea sponge cells have found each other and started to reform a new sea sponge.
sea sponge
(via fuzzum111)

Our world is awesome man. Check this out for example: A six-year old in UK once wrote to the Railroad Museum to apply for a job there. This is what he wrote them: “I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once.” They invited him and named him “Director of Fun”.
national railway museum england
(via vmasto)

Penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.
(via BabyBlackout19)

Blind people smile like everyone else, even though they’ve never seen anyone else smile. It’s just a natural human expression.
happy facts blind
(via -eDgAR-)

The man who does Winnie the Pooh’s voice spends some of his spare time ringing up children in the cancer wards of hospitals putting on Winnie’s voice and telling them how much he loves them and how brave they are.
jim cummings winnie the pooh
(via SirNerd)

A baby puffin is called a puffling.
(via O2C)

For a brief moment in time, you were a moment in someone’s life. A mere extra, passing through their thoughts in milliseconds, but milliseconds of their story nonetheless. For every person you’ve exchanged eye contact with, you have made a contribution to their existence, be it significant or not.
(via MaleCra)

(h/t BusinessInsider)


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