Top 10 Takeaways From “The Mountain Is You”

By Brianna Wiest

Jamal Maison
2 min readJun 3, 2023
  1. “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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “In fact, crying at appropriate times is one of the biggest signs of mental strength, as people who are struggling often find it difficult to release their feelings and be vulnerable.”
  4. “The people you spend the most time with will shape your future irrevocably, and so you must choose them wisely.”
  5. “Start quantifying your days by how many healthy, positive things you accomplished, and you will see how quickly you begin to make progress.
  6. “One of the hallmarks of anxiety is rapid thinking. Because you are focusing on some issue so deeply and for so much time, you assume that you are also thinking through the issue thoroughly and arriving at the most likely conclusion. However, the opposite is happening. You’re experiencing a logical lapse. You’re jumping to the worst-case scenario because you aren’t thinking clearly, and then you are engaging your fight-or-flight response because the worst-case scenario makes you feel threatened.
  7. “This is why you obsess about that one, terrifying idea. Your body is responding as though it’s an immediate threat, and until you “defeat” or overcome it, your body will do its job, which is to keep you in defense mode, which is really a heightened state of awareness to the “enemy.”
  8. “You have to create things you are proud to share, and when sharing them in a positive way that helps grow your business or career feels natural and authentic, you will know that you are doing the work that is at the best of your ability or potential.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “The real glow up isn’t proving the people from your past wrong. It is finally feeling so content and hopeful about your future that you stop thinking about them entirely.”

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Jamal Maison

My Ideas In A Vault. Personal Branding Agency Owner.