The Mountain Is You - Brianna Wiest

The Mountain Is You

By Brianna Wiest

  • Release Date: 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 225 Ratings


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.


  • More for the spiritual person

    By thehumanflower
    I love a vast majority of the points in this read by the meditation and vibrational preferences didn’t really sit well with me considering other beliefs. May be a good read if you believe in this things entirely!
  • Literally needs a better editor

    By Sunny and cool
    The only reason I’m not giving this five stars is the editing. I literally cannot believe any editor let an author use literally so many times. Other than that, this book helped me recognize some of my self-sabotaging behaviors. I also like that Wiest provides solutions to problems. Many books provide ample reasons of why we do thing without providing the how to fix them. I look forward to reading more of her books while plowing through this phase of my life.
  • Inspiring

    By Cisco_Felix
    Elite life guidance.
  • Not a lot of depth

    By Maxie987
    Brianna is far more evolved than I was at 30, and I look forward to what she does next. However, her examples in this book tend to be overly simplistic and shallow. She does not back up her findings with studies to show why they are valid, and the reader is supposed to just take her findings as fact. I’ve liked her other work, but found this offering lacking. I think if you are under 30 you’ll find this book as useful information. If you’re over 30, you’ll be left thinking “You need to have more life experience because I guarantee you, you’ll feel differently about this in 5 years.”
  • Life changing

    By Asiancutieee
    You don’t need me to tell you to read it, just read it. With a open heart and mind, receive it. Stay Blessed!
  • I think my life just changed.

    By Shmampayne
    Reading this book has opened my eyes to so many of the things inside of myself that I was unaware of. Irresponsibilities, codependencies, habits and patterns that I am capable of changing and growing from. Realizing that I’ve been blaming everyone instead of myself for my lot in life and the path that I’m on has given me freedom unspeakable. I’m in charge of my life. And the difficult years I’ve gone through were simply trying to tell me something was wrong. I’m so grateful to this book and to my therapists and all the other research I’ve done in order to become more self aware. Without it I don’t think I would understand so clearly the power I have to make and create change in the world. Read this book and you won’t be able to avoid a life changing experience of your own. Guaranteed.
  • The mountain is you

    By Greeeeaaaaaat APPPPPPP
    The best book I have ever read it taught me to much !!! This is a must read !!
  • Love this book!

    By daydev
    Amazing book. Every single page resonated with me. So many eye openers and valuable perspectives in this book.
  • Simply Amazing!

    By KeganMcKenna
    Such a great book for self improvement. Short and to the point and a book I think everyone needs to read!
  • Surprisingly Fantastic

    By BrightStar77
    I don’t really know what I was expecting when I purchased this book, but I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be the game-changer that it is. Full of so many fresh, spot on insights, it’s going to take weeks to unpack and apply everything in here. To say this is a life-changing, transformative book is actually and understatement. Highly, highly recommend. I’m a personal development junkie and this is one of the hands-down best personal development books I have ever read!!!