This book is about self-sabotage.
Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
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, such as “Even though we think we’re after happiness, we’re actually trying to find whatever we’re most used to.” In a friendly tone, Wiest offers realistic and effective tools for switching gears and developing positive new habits instead. (You’d be surprised what cleaning out your desktop or purse can do!) You’ll read this quickly and finish with a long list of notes and tons of inspiration for turning your life around.
Life changing. I bought this as a ebook and also bought the actual book. She was speaking directly to me. If you’re hesitating don’t. It’s what you need to hear.
really helped me a lot.
Highlighted almost every page! It was that great.