The Mountain Is You – Brianna Wiest

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The Mountain Is You Brianna Wiest

Title: The Mountain Is You
Author: Brianna Wiest
Originally Published: 2020
Language: English
No of Pages: 248
Genre: Self-Help


The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest is a self-help book that teaches readers how to recognize the obstacles that are holding them back and use self-awareness to alter their lives. It offers strategies for overcoming fear, self-doubt, and negative thought habits in order to experience true happiness and contentment.


First and foremost, the quantity of knowledge you will get by reading it is incalculable. Each chapter reveals a different aspect of yourself that contributes to your current condition. The Mountain Is You differs from other self-help books in that it asks you to CHANGE. 

Yes, in order to go around your mountains, you must make deliberate and active adjustments within yourself, which could include your belief system, behaviors, thought patterns, and coping techniques. This book will not only tell you how amazing and deserving you are. It will reveal aspects of your life that may have contributed to your self-destructive inclinations. It doesn’t use flowery language to make you feel better about your awful position.

It will show you where you need to make changes or shifts. It will not tell you how your life should be. It will cause you to delve into your inner desire for the type of life you should lead. 

With this information, you must be ‘mentally’ and ‘emotionally’ prepared to read this book. 

This is not meant to be discouraging.

The willingness to perform true inner work is required because internalizing everything presented in the book may be difficult. You may even feel overwhelmed by the awareness it brings, especially if a subconscious part of you refuses to mend.

When I attempted to read the first two chapters, I soon gave up. At the time, I was unmotivated. I knew it was a fantastic book, but I couldn’t bring myself to read it. I didn’t like how I felt at the time, so I came to a halt. Perhaps I was merely interested in the idea of healing but not dedicated to ascending my mountains.

It wasn’t until I hit a low point in my life months later that I decided to read it again. It was at that precise moment that I said to myself, “I don’t want to be in this dark place any longer.” 

Rock bottom is very often where we begin on our healing journey. This is not because we suddenly see the light, not because our worst days are magically transmuted into some type of epiphany, and not because someone saves us from our own madness. Rock bottom becomes a turning point because it is only at that point that most people think: I never want to feel this way again.

I didn’t expect to witness it directly, but I can attest to it. When you reach rock bottom, you have only two options: stay there till who knows when or go on. I never wanted to experience that type of agony and emptiness again. 

I, on the other hand, did not! It didn’t get any worse; in fact, it got better. Of course, I had to take deliberate activities every day to better manage my life. As stated on page 111, this is definitely one of my primary takeaways from the book:  

A mind-blowing, singular breakthrough is not what changes your life. A microshoft is. Breakthroughs are what happen after hours, days, and years of the same mundane, monotonous work.

As a result, reading The Mountain is You [pdf] and applying what you’ve learned every day of your life can finally lead to the breakthrough you’ve been seeking.

The structure of this book is the second thing I like about it. I meant the outline and flow of each chapter when I said structure. It may just have seven chapters, but reading them can transport you to the depths of your history as well as the bright future ahead of you. The book begins with a compelling opening that emphasizes that passing through your mountains is not the end of healing.

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Instead, it is the process of getting over things that is important, particularly who you become as you move towards healing. The book then proceeds to the realization that YOU are the primary impediment between your current state and your intended objective.

It is followed by ideas and behaviors that explain why you are suffering right now. When you become aware of your internal mechanisms, you gain insights into developing emotional intelligence and letting go of the past. It also teaches how to create a new future. The book concludes with the transformation of self-sabotage into self-mastery.

Finally, I appreciate how this work is grounded in psychological concepts. I commend Brianna Wiest’s efforts to conduct studies on the psychology of a troubled person. She discussed the origins of irrational fear and self-sabotaging behavior, how to resolve various forms of self-sabotage, how to understand various unpleasant feelings, the role of our subconscious mind, distinguishing intuition from intrusive thoughts, and other topics.

There is even a whole chapter dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. As someone with a background in Counseling Psychology, I am blown away by the amount of material and skill-building opportunities this book provides. I had no idea how much I would learn about myself just by reading this book. 

Just a caution, my experience with The Mountain was Your experience may differ from mine. Any book, especially a self-help book, is a personal journey. You take in information that you believe useful and relevant, while dismissing information that is irrelevant to your position. This is the truth. Nonetheless, I am confident that this book will help you get closer to your restored self. It will show you how to proceed while stressing your great influence over your life.

To become a master of oneself is first to take radical and complete responsibility for your life. This includes even that which is beyond your control. A true master knows that it is not what happens, but the way one responds, that determines the outcome.

You always have the opportunity to make a change, no matter how difficult and paralyzing your life may be. Remember that you are entirely capable of preserving yourself. 

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