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 resiliance, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.
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Stop us if you think you’ve heard this before: “You get in your own way, you make your own trouble, you’re holding yourself back.” The technical term for this problem is “self-sabotage,” and while many of us may recognize this behavior in ourselves, it’s awfully hard to put an end to it. Brianna Wiest’s fun, approachable self-help guide is an excellent place to start learning about the behavior patterns and thinking that keep us from getting what we want out of life. The Mountain Is You is packed with intuitive insights about why we hang on to our negative habits and realistic, effective tools for switching gears and developing positive new habits. Narrator Stacey Glemboski delivers Wiest’s advice in a warm, enthusiastic tone. This is the kind of fast listen that leaves you with a long list of notes—and tons of inspiration for turning your life around.
I’m dealing with self sabotage and have been for years now and this book really pin points some aspects of my life where I struggle the most in…. The first chapter really didn’t hit for me but the rest really hit home
currently in chapter 6 but so good.
This will be a staple in my collection that I’ll refer back to when i need to check myself