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 1,570 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.


  • Amazing for Self-Actualisation

    By Den..Den
    This is great work. A call to introspection, self-awareness and self-security.
  • It’s a must read

    By cervantes N
    Amazing book it really helps you understand why and how we sabotage our own life and it’s all how we react
  • Excellent read everyone can benefit from

    By HMVen
    Love this book. It is one I will read again and listen to on tape. Really helped me understand a lot about myself and what has held me back all of these years.
  • love this!

    By Bigreema
    great self reflecting book!
  • 4 stars

    By JKIDD1313
    had quite a few sentences that were profound and shocking. decently put together. above average self help book. buy it, but expect a 6.5/10.
  • Loved it!

    By Sompati
    Love her work in general. Found this book super insightful.
  • Great book

    By seighneur
    Never been so positive about life after reading this book.
  • Amazing book

    By medsem
    Great for somebody looking for guidance in life! 10/10 recommend
  • Motivated

    By Clairm0nts
    I enjoyed this read. Highly recommend.
  • Every day

    By iloveme321
    I read a chapter every morning to help remind and motivate me into knowing I need to keep going if I want to see myself blossom and get past the mountain.