13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do Take Back Your Power Embrace Change Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Expanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon a psychotherapist offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in lif

  • Title: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success
  • Author: Amy Morin
  • ISBN: 9780062391544
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Expanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon, a psychotherapist offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in life.As a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist, Amy Morin has seen countless people choose to succeed despite facing enormous challExpanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon, a psychotherapist offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in life.As a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist, Amy Morin has seen countless people choose to succeed despite facing enormous challenges That resilience inspired her to write 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do, a web post that instantly went viral, and was picked up by the Forbes website.Morin s post focused on the concept of mental strength, how mentally strong people avoid negative behaviors feeling sorry for themselves, resenting other people s success, and dwelling on the past Instead, they focus on the positive to help them overcome challenges and become their best.In this inspirational, affirmative book, Morin expands upon her original message, providing practical strategies to help readers avoid the thirteen common habits that can hold them back from success Combining compelling anecdotal stories with the latest psychological research, she offers strategies for avoiding destructive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors common to everyone.Like physical strength, mental strength requires healthy habits, exercise, and hard work Morin teaches you how to embrace a happier outlook and arms you to emotionally deal with life s inevitable hardships, setbacks, and heartbreaks sharing for the first time her own poignant story of tragedy, and how she summoned the mental strength to move on As she makes clear, mental strength isn t about acting tough it s about feeling empowered to overcome life s challenges.

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    1. Amy Morin

      Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and a lecturer at Northeastern University She s a regular contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today, and Inc She s also a parenting expert for Verywell Her article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do, has been viewed by than 50 million readers.Her book explains the personal story behind that article and provides practical ways to avoid those 13 common pitfalls that can hold us back from reaching our greatest potential 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do is an international bestseller that has been translated into 25 languages.Her next book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don t Do, goes on sales in September of 2017.

    588 thoughts on “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success”

    1. “People who avoid failure also avoid success." --Robert Kiyosaki. Recognizing and replacing the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that may be sabotaging your best efforts is the key to building mental strength. This is my first non fiction Self help book and i absolutely loved it , i loved how this book discuss Mental strength and how developing mental toughness is a skill that can improve our performance in every area of life. !!! No matter what your goals are you’ll be better equ [...]


    2. The fourteenth thing Mentally Strong People Don't Do: read this book or associate with counseling professionals who express themselves in this way.I tried to give this book a fair shake (as an audiobook) but when I kept yelling at the CD player it's probably best to give up. I had hoped that the author was just using jargon in her personal list, and that she was more useful in a book length. I really did try. I really did try to set aside my frustration with the terminology and see what I could [...]


    3. One of the eye opener book that explains how to be mentally strong. As humans we're mentally strong but not all the times, especially when we face lots of problems in life. I'd recommend this book to readers who is stressed, depressed, wants to get rid of their problems and be strong. I hope happiness and success comes to people who follow all 13+ things mentioned in this book as chapters,1. Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Yourself2. Don’t Give Away Your Power3. Don’t Shy Away from Chan [...]


    4. I can't believe I listened to nearly this whole thing. Oof. Such is my hunger for Self Improvement! that I will suffer through the most simplistic presentations. Yes, the first several chapters had some freshness to them, illustrated with apt scenarios. But as we wore on, the examples became cringe-worthy -- this book seems nothing but an update on Mr. Dale Carnegie's equally cringe-worthyHow to Win Friends! The case studies draw heavily from the business world (Hershey?!) and the definition of [...]


    5. Earnest Youngster Shames Suffering PeopleA tiresome, lecture-y, scolding screed by a young woman who has a rather limited view of life and why some of us struggle with life differently than she has. Think your way to happiness! Stop "feeling sorry for yourself"! Pish-tosh, get a move-on!Long-term depression, the effects of trauma and abuse on brain chemistry, the effects of sex, race, and poverty on those at the bottom of the privilege pile - this therapist is strangely silent on the real scienc [...]


    6. In the face of several unexpected family deaths, Amy Morin has learned to meet these challenges head on. Each of these chapters are filled with skilled insight for the reader. I found the various principles easy to "get" or understand then apply to every day life. Each chapter ends with dual sections called "What's Helpful" and "What's Not Helpful." Some people may wonder about the negative focus of this book (things mentally strong people don't do). Morin answers this objection in the introduct [...]


    7. I was a huge fan of Amy Morin's blog post on this topic when it went viral. The moment the book came out, I knew it would be at the top of my reading list. The 13 Things that she refers to are synonymous with success on a business or personal level. Amy gives you the framework to recognize where you stand on the 13 Things, as well as tips and suggestions to improve. I found myself shaking my head occasionally saying - "Yep, I do that." If you are looking for an excellent self-improvement book, t [...]



    8. After reading this book I can honestly say that mentally strong people are a bunch of selfish, narcissistic jerks.Just kidding. There's no doubt that Morin has survived some really rough times and she therefore has my deepest sympathies. She has developed a list and although I don't struggle with most of the items on said list there were one or two that made me stop and think.I don't worry about things I can't control or repeat mistakes. I don't fear change or expect immediate results. Some mist [...]


    9. This book is a great read. It isn't a fun read, or even an entertaining one, but it IS great. Why? Because it summarizes really well a huge chunk of the skills and reflections I've learned through years of medical attention for mental health issues. Morin really knows how to make her points clear, and expresses them in a way that allows the reader to reflect without guilt. Questions are asked to help people identify the point within themselves, and then good and bad habits are discussed with qui [...]


    10. Rating things is getting harder the more I read. I was actually slightly surprised about the bad reviews of this book but by the end I realized it's impossible to read and not feel like at least one of the chapters is ABOUT ME. Which, depending on how you take criticism, would get one Rather Riled Up. That and the tone of this book is a bit odd. For the author having been through SO MUCH BAD her tone actually doesn't sound sympathetic which is a bit confusing. On the other hand, it makes sense, [...]


    11. “People who avoid failure also avoid success." --Robert Kiyosaki.This book grew out of a series of tragic events in the author's life. Three years after her mother died, Amy's husband, still young, suddenly died of a heart attack. Now she not only had lost her mother, she had lost her husband as well. After these tragic events, the author decided to write down what she had personally learned: 13 things mentally strong people don't do. “They were the habits I'd fought so hard against to come [...]


    12. Some readers took offense to this book, but I didn't see anything horrible about it. When I read self-improvement books, I'm mainly looking for a few tips that will help me in some way and I skip anything that I don't think is relevant. Here are the 13 things:1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.2. They don't give away their power.3. They don't shy away from change.4. They don't focus on things they can't control.5. They don't worry about pleasing everyone.6. They don't fear tak [...]


    13. Full disclosure: Author Amy Morin sent me a copy of this book gratis because I wrote a roller derby version of the Forbes article she wrote, which was a sort of truncated version of the full work. This book gives you a lot of truly helpful strategies for improving your capacity for dealing with adversity and becoming someone who can handle challenges, find everyday happiness and satisfaction, and prime yourself for success. Morin draws on her experience, not only as a therapist, but having dealt [...]


    14. I wrote a review a few minutes ago, but when I clicked SAVE, I lost the review. Sadness. In any event, all you need to know from me are these 13 Things I Gleaned from this Book:(1) The section about her dog Jet was hilarious. Reminded me of an old friend who also hate linoleum. (Woody.)(2) I will work on NOT being such a people-pleaser, especially since I now realize that people-pleasing is inherently arrogant and selfish.(3) Time spent complaining should not take more time than the actual probl [...]


    15. TRIGGER WARNING: If you are still working through grief or trauma or self worth pieces in your life, this is not the gentle and supportive book you need. Morin dismisses so many important emotional aspects of mental processing that it is actually hurtful to those of us struggling or in the middle of the work. Many passages were so square and edgy they sort of cut right to the 'how come you haven't done this already', as if changing your thought process is just that easy for everyone. I almost ex [...]


    16. Really, this book is a reiteration of what has been said elsewhere, multiple times. I may not even finish it because it's so unoriginal.


    17. "Just like you need to work to maintain your physical strength, mental strength requires ongoing maintenance. And there is always room for improvement. If your mental muscles aren't being maintained or strengthened, they'll begin to atrophy."Amy Morin's book was absolutely fantastic. It might have been personal hubris, but I remember first seeing this book and thinking "I do those 13 things" but then I wondered? Do I? As I read the book I realized that I was guilty of some of the self-defeating [...]


    18. I was gifted this book by my mom, and my thoughts for this book were not very positive. But, I was proven wrong. Amy Morin's experience as a therapist, makes this book very good. She provides REAL LIFE situations she has handled in her field, to give examples for things that made these people go from: Not Mentally Strong to Mentally Strong. She provides analysis in detail for why they do this, what that they do causes, and how the can improve it.Now, there are a few flaws in this book. Firstly, [...]


    19. Some of the examples shared in the book are super inspiring, including that of Oprah Winfrey, Milton S. Hershey and Lawrence Lemieux. Loved the concluding lines, "Developing mental strength means that you will be okay no matter what happens. Not only will you be ready to deal with the realities of life, but you will be able to live according to your values no matter what life throws your way. When you become mentally strong, you become your best self, have the courage to do what's right, and dev [...]


    20. I listened to this on audiobook. I don't recommend that you do. Why? Because the author narrates it herself and her voice makes her sound like a teenager, which is less than ideal for a self help book for obvious reasons.As far as self help books go, this is more or less s reasonable one. Each reader will take away from it some of the insights and advice, and discard the rest. This is fair enough, as one sizes doesn't fit all. I didn't find most of the content to be 'new' to me but it was good t [...]


    21. I listened to the audiobook during my runs as part of my "mental training" and am planning to go back and either re-listen to it while at home so that I can take notes or read the actual book. I found it interesting that for about half of things, I was spot-on-obviously-there's-no-way-I-would-do-that-are-you-kidding-me-who-does-that? and for the rest I was either slightly guilty all the way up to utterly 100% guilty as charged. I clearly have a lot I can learn from this one, hence the immediate [...]


    22. Some helpful insights, other chapters did not pertain--wish I had read this earlier in life. I know I am a people pleaser and it gave me some easy ways to respond when people ask me to do something: "Let me see what I have going on and I will get back to you!" Another chapter I found useful talked about not dwelling on past mistakes but make peace with your past!



    23. In the book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin describes 13 very common self-defeating behaviors that many people often do in response to stress (and life, generally) and how you can learn not to engage in these behaviors the audiobook, Amy starts by engaging the reader with her personal stories of loss and of how she coped with the resulting grief. Amy is a psychotherapist and a licensed clinical social worker, so she knew what people should do when loved ones die. When gri [...]



    24. This is a book that is not “fun” per say, but it’s a book that would be valuable for everyone to read. In the book I found quite a few things that prompted thinking and made me reconsider some of my actions. Morin talked about common habits people fall into that handicap their progress and poison their relationships. While I did not find all thirteen items relevant, I do believe it’s one of the books that everyone would find something valuable in. I would highly recommend it to anyone wh [...]


    25. Bom, primeiro queria dizer que foi maravilhoso começar o ano com essa leitura! Considero um livro essencial para qualquer um como foi pra mim, e que possa inspirar mais pessoas como me inspirou. Meu tempo foi muito bem aproveitado, e espero que vocês também possam aproveitá-lo para melhorar suas vidas.O livro é dividido em 13 capítulos, os quais cada um fala sobre uma coisa que pessoas mentalmente fortes não devem fazer. Cada um se inicia com a trajetória de alguém, e segue com algumas [...]


    26. If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. For some reason I have been fascinated with books about positive ways to approach life. There are so many reasons why this book resonated with me. 1. Amy Morin begins by telling her story, which makes her insights and suggestions wonderfully plausible. It sounds like she truly lives what "she preaches" - and she really doesn't "preach" - but I like that saying and it fits here. 2. She doesn't go on and on with examples of working with patient [...]


    27. In her book Morin combines interesting stories with simple solutions that will take your outlook on life to the next level when it comes to health, wealth, and relationships. The goal of the book is to teach you how to overcome the bad habits that suppress success, how to strengthen your mental capacity, how to cope with the setbacks of life, and how to avoid negative behaviors.For your convenience, I had Amy Morin on my podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library, to give a deep dive on 13 Things Mental [...]


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