Viola Davis’ Rules

  1. I’m doing the best I can.
  2. I will allow myself to be seen.
  3. I apply the advice of an acting coach gave me to all aspects of life: Go further. Don’t be afraid. Put it all out there. Don’t leave anything on the floor.
  4. I will not be a mystery to my daughter. She will know me, and I will share my stories with her – the stories of failure, shame, and accomplishment. She will know she’s not alone in that wilderness.

    This is who I am.
    This is where I am from.
    This is my mess.
    This is what it means to belong to myself.

    Source: Brené Brown, Author of Braving the Wilderness (pages 86-87)

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