The Mountain is You book focuses on Self-Sabotage which is a sort of procrastination, delaying consciously or unconsciously important tasks and doubting yourself, being afraid of change, negative self-talk, overthinking, and giving importance to failure rather than learning from it.
Brianna Wiest author of the book will help you to overcome trauma and try to teach you the meaning of life.
Favorite Quotes From The Mountain is You
“Many people say that you have to love yourself first before you can love others, but really if you learn to love others, you will learn to love yourself.”
“Either way, mental strength is not just hoping that nothing ever goes wrong. It is believing that we have the capacity to handle it if it does.”
“Self-sabotage is what happens when we refuse to consciously meet our innermost needs, often because we do not believe we are capable of handling them.”
“You are allowed to have everything you want.”
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The Mountain is You Summary
The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest fills the gap between the way you’re living and the way you want to live. To do that, you have to change your mindset, you have to move from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset.
If you’re running a business in Men’s Clothing then you should list your store on Amazon and Flipkart or simply make an E-Commmers website. This is called a Growth Mindset where you see that I have to change myself and my business for good.
On the other hand, if you say, “I don’t want to list my website on Amazon or Flipkart because its too much work, what if I don’t make money online, I don’t know how to list my store, I have to spend more money, etc.”
This is called a Fixed Mindset where you don’t want to accept the change, you just want to run your business, the old way, no matter what happens.
You can apply this example anywhere you want and you will see, where and how you need to change.
Now, let’s go deep now and see some of the core lessons from the book.
Look, it’s not easy to forget the past but you have to accept it and move on with your life.
It won’t be easy but you have to do it anyway, just ask yourself, “what I’m getting from thinking about my past, is it good for my health” if the answer is NO then just let it go.
Live your life in the present movement and accept the past, that’s the only way to achieve your dreams otherwise, you will be stuck in a loophole.
In the long run, your past will overpower you.
So Release whatever is bothering you, write it down on paper, go to your room, and scream as loud as you want but don’t hold on to your past.
If you’re thirsty, you will find water without thinking about anything. You won’t ask, why you want to drink water, your mind knows that water is a must to survive.
On the other hand, you won’t exercise every day, even after knowing that, your body is unfit and it needs maintenance.
Here, your Subconscious Mind won’t interfere because doing exercise every day is not must to survive.
Now, the solution, tell yourself that, if you don’t exercise every day then your body will become unhealthy, and when you become old, your body won’t be able to do every single thing that you’re doing right now.
As I have said, it won’t be easy to adopt a new habit in one day, it may take 60 or even 90 days but you have to convince your conscious mind that, exercise is as important as drinking water, eating food, and sleeping.
Again, you don’t ask questions when you’re trusty, you just drink water but if you have a business idea then you won’t just start, you will ask hall lot of questions and in the end, fear will overpower you.
So the solution is to see the Pros and Cons of your business idea, research the business, and then come to the conclusion.
Take my website as an example,
It’s not like, BookiesTalk.com is the only website that talks about books, there are many websites that do the same.
So what if I had thoughts like, what if no one reads anything from my website, what if I don’t make money, and what if I fail?
This is all fear, nothing else, so what I did is, I gave a valid reason to myself which is “start a website and don’t ask for anything in return”.
What I did is, cut off expectations from this website. When you don’t have expectations then you will able to do whatever you want to do.
So the lesson is, just start if you believe in your business Idea.
The Mountain is You Review
Brianna Wiest is an excellent writer, The Mountain is You is written in a good way while it’s not hard to read, so you will able to understand everything. The core Idea from the book is, you’re the only one who is holding yourself from success, so let go of expectations, past, stop overthinking and you will see how capable you’re.
Who Should and Shouldn’t Read The Mountain is You?
The Mountain is You is a self-help book that focuses on how to live the life you want to live but it’s not an advanced book, it’s a beginner book.
So if you have read books like Atomic Habits, the Power of Your Subconscious mind, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, and even The Courage To Be Disliked then simply you can skip The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest.
Now, if you have just started reading self-help books then give it try, you will learn lots of things about life and how human thinks.
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