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

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

by Amy Morin

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ISBN-13: 9780062358295
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 332,699
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and an instructor at Northeastern University. She serves as a parenting expert for Verywell and she’s a columnist for Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She’s a highly sought-after speaker who has given one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time. Her advice has been featured by major media outlets including Parenting, Time, Fox News, CNN, and Oprah.com. She is the author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What is Mental Strength? 5

Chapter 1 They Don't Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves 16

Chapter 2 They Don't Give Away Their Power 34

Chapter 3 They Don't Shy Away from Change 52

Chapter 4 They Don't Focus on Things They Cant Control 72

Chapter 5 They Don't Worry About Pleasing Everyone 91

Chapter 6 They Don't Fear Taking Calculated Risks 110

Chapter 7 They Don't Dwell on the Past 129

Chapter 8 They Don't Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over 146

Chapter 9 They Don't Resent Other People's Success 162

Chapter 10 They Don't Give Up After the First Failure 180

Chapter 11 They Don't Fear Alone Time 196

Chapter 12 They Don't Feel the World Owes Them Anything 215

Chapter 13 They Don't Expect Immediate Results 230

Conclusion: Maintaining Mental Strength 248

References 251

Acknowledgements 258

A Note from Any Morin 281

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DJD1 More than 1 year ago
After appreciating the author's article with the same time that appeared in Forbes magazine, I was looking forward to her book with high expectations. They were met. As good as that article is, this book takes it to a much deeper level with fuller examples and explanations, but maintains the reader's interests throughout. I consider this book exceptional. The analogy that I will use is that it is the opposite of most movies that are based on books. In movies, things are often removed to fit time. In this case, the Forbes article is expounded upon to include explanations and examples of real-life situations that can be applied whether the reader is looking for ways to improve their personal life, their professional life, their financial situation, ways to take care of their health, relationships- I, suppose, just about any part of life. There is very little jargon, no fluff, and I felt that Ms. Morin truly cares about the reader, rather than caring more for self-promotion of her expertise. She is expert. She is just as human as the reader. Both the situations and the recommendations are "real." I was left with no thought whatsoever that the recommendations are "good theories that might work in an ideal setting, but not in real life". I have read or listened to over 100 books that deal with personal improvement of some kind. Most are specific to one or two aspects of life. I would rank "13 Things..." with the very best of them for what I look for in in a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! It kept my attention and was insightful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is open to making positive changes.