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Summary

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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Brilliant

I thought this book was brilliant. I recommend it to anyone who struggles with their thoughts, choices etc. I find that many books with helpful mindset tips want to be a large book so they fill it up with repeats that don’t offer more guidance but this isn’t true for this book. I felt like every time I listened, I either learned something new or it gave me a different perspective on something I hadn’t considered. Looking forward to reading more from Brianna Wiest.

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okay couple of good insights

enjoyable listen. couple of good insights but not mind blowing stuff . Worth a listen

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Interesting but not practical

Easy enough to listen to and well written.
Completely lacking any practical steps.
Take it or leave it.

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Lifte change wisdom

I was struggling between identifying if it’s my ego being triggered or human in daily challenges . This is well explained in chapter 3 . Core needs must be met or they start screaming🙏 it really helped me to realise that I can not change what’s integrated in me but I can help myself in finding ways to fulfil those core needs and accept for who I am.
Love every word of this book and bought several copies to gift to my loved ones.

It is my top 1 fav book 🫶🫶

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Great audiobook

Very easy listen and extremely helpful. This has already helped me so much and made positive change in my life

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  • Erin
  • 20-04-22

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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  • shauntay
  • 23-05-22

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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  • Morgan Brown
  • 03-07-22

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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  • Jess
  • 03-07-22

Exactly what I needed!

When you go through life, the ups and downs, can exhaust your outlook to the future- needless to say I am glad I found this book.
The narrator is really soothing. The information, though tough to hear at times, really brought forward a lot of hardships I have had and how to navigate effectively through them.
absolutely appreciated this read!

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  • Sara Marie N'Drin
  • 30-06-22

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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  • Kris A Garcia
  • 24-06-22

I learned a lot and new ideas.

loved it. informative and enlightening reading. will be utilizing some of the tips provided.

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  • ZAM
  • 22-06-22

My new favorite book!

I highly recommend reading this book when you're ready to make changes in your life. Well written and the narration was perfect.

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  • Carlos
  • 20-06-22

Enlightenment

This book really help me understand patterns in my life and how to deal with understanding my emotions. Great listen! Thank you

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  • Drew James
  • 19-06-22

Above & Beyond most selfhelp books. In my Top 3.

This one is a keeper; I plan to return to monthly. Narrator is good but quite soothing, which made me more likely to start dosing off when I wad quite tired in the evenings. Author hits home and is raw and takes a compassionate & reasonable understanding to the world & our predicament.

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  • Mangoe
  • 18-06-22

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.