• The Mountain Is You

  • Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self-Mastery
  • By: Brianna Wiest
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (5,569 ratings)

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The Mountain Is You

By: Brianna Wiest
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
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Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential. 

For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.

©2020 Brianna Wiest (P)2020 Thought Catalog Books

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Underwelming

I wanted this to live up to the hype, but it did not.

Perhaps this would be helpful for someone new to “self development”, but for me it read like a lot of stating the obvious. Most of the points made in this book are paraphrased themes of best selling self help books, and at worst a bunch of Pinterest quotes pushed together.

The tone is dogmatic “you must do this” or “you cannot do that” with very little science or data to back up claims. Disappointing and overhyped, and I did not enjoy the narrator’s cheesy and sing songy performance.

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Fell Short

I quickly picked this book up after seeing almost everyone talking about it with high praises. It ended up being unexpectedly repetitive, and at many times felt more like a positive affirmations track than an actual book. The messages were nice, but offered much less science-backed examples than other similar books, and most of the 'tactics' given were very metaphorical; you'll 'know it's working' because you can 'feel your inner child' and stuff like that. When it comes to exercises, it's not much help to the emotionally congested to just tell us you're certain we'll see certain deep mental montages and just 'feel' when it's correct. Probably a good starter book, but didn't have enough substance for me.

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A must for anyone going through life transformation

I've been hyper-focusing on my growth over the last 3 years (since D-Day/Diagnosed at 40 ADHD) and this book is something I wish I listened to 3 years ago. There are so many great points the author brings up, which take a topic and shifts your angle of perspective of it. I found a lot of quotes from the book on google and they are so good. I recommend this book for someone who wants to get to the root of issues in their life, but you've gotta be open and capable of creating new awareness. If you are, this book can help you make sense of things you weren't able to identify or maybe understand before.

There are also a couple of topics covered and discussed that hit real close to home with my ADHD. This book can help you come up with areas to focus on (no pun intended) using CBT.

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Moving!

This book is truly moving, it shifted my mind in the right direction. It definitely help change my definition of happiness and what it truly means to go within and getting out of your own way.

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Disappointing

I would not recommend this book. There were a few nuggets of wisdom, but mostly empty cliches.

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Simply a list of attempted inspirational quotes

Couldn't get past chapter 1. There was simply no story, just sentence after sentence of words trying to be inspiring. There seemed to be no cohesion between sentences most of the time.

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Life Changing

This book is simply written but filled with so many gems that people can apply to their everyday lives. Definitely will be reading it again. I loved every second of it.

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Uncovering Our Mountains

Brianna Wiest does a phenomenal job with helping her readers see the deeper rooted things in our lives that we need to focus on to achieve the healing we are all searching for in life. We often think we know the true problems in our lives that we need to fix so that we can have a better life but after reading this book I realized that most of us are just treating the symptoms and not the actual core problem. If you’ve been dealing with self sabotage in your life I highly recommend this book. It helped me uncover things I’ve been working years to uncover by simply getting me to realize the symptoms are the area we need to be focusing on.

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A book of self reflection I’ve been looking for

This book has given me more perspective on my life than conversations I’ve had with an actual therapist. It made my mad cry and say ahha at the same time. If your looking for something to help you find the answers to questions you’ve been asking about yourself for a very long time, this is it. I hope it brings the next person what it brought me… clarity

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Life changing

I’ve been recommending this to anyone who will listen. It completely rewired my thought process. Literally life changing.

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