Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13thingscoverThe Booklover’s Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do has gotten a great deal of attention.  Huffington Post, LifeHack, Business Insider, and Forbes all wrote about this book and those are just a few of the Websites that brought Amy Morin’s book to their reader’s attention.  With so many prominent information organizations getting the word out, it was absolutely necessary for me to check this out!

Amy Morin has written a book that everyone should read, especially those in their teens and twenties.  This is a book for everyone though and a book that is timely.  Even prior to this book, it had not escaped my notice that people in general seem to less resilient than in the past.  They just don’t seem to weather the hardships that life slings their way as well as people used too.

Morin provides practical strategies to help readers with common habits that tend to hold people back from success.  One strategy struck me as particularly important.  Morin advises that mentally strong people do not give away their power.  As summarized on Lifehack, “They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.”

#13Things now resides in my local high school media center.  The message is so important that I wanted as many young people to have access to it as possible.  Booklovers everywhere should read this book and pass their copy along to those that will benefit most from it.  Perhaps, with Morin’s help, we can build a generation of mentally and physically strong people that can tackle any challenge!

Book Details:  Published by William Morrow (December 23, 2014), 272 pages, ISBN:  0062358294.