Connecting Over Connections Over Connections…

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We are put on this earth to connect with one another. Connection is what gives meaning and purpose to our lives. – Brené Brown

Over the past few weeks I’ve written possibly more than I should have a lot on the topic of connecting, and then I started to couple the concept of connections with the notion of fear and being courageous – because it’s so amazing what can happen when you’re able to move past the fear and into… what?

Into the unknown. The possibly awesome. The new. Even if you fail, it’s still a monumental success. So I suppose there is no failure. #winning !

I think that connections can give us strength to move past our fears – to be courageous. I also think that it requires courage to form a truly authentic and meaningful connection with someone. Either way you approach it, you have to give of yourself – your real self – to connect. There’s seemingly no shortcut.

On a related note: I saw an email from Copyblogger in my inbox this morning and and felt that I had to read this article: Why We Still Need to Write, Even When We’re Scared. 

Right?! People, RIGHT?!

Is it me, or do you love it when the stuff that you’ve been really thinking about and working on and you’re super passionate about is the SAME THING someone else just had to write out and put out there – and then you find it! You CONNECT!

…and the Brené Brown ted talk he included? One of my I-bookmarked-it-because-I-had-to-close-the-browser-but-I-had-it-open-in-a-tab-after-watching-it-20-times-and-now-(months later)-I‘ve-watched-it-more-times-than-I-will-admit-because-well-yeah favorites.

Brené, if you’re reading this, I want the book. Or more Ted talks. Like, possibly, I don’t know… a few hours worth? Maybe a DVD set? Whatever works.