By Amy Morin

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do The Wall Street Journal BestSeller


13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do will help you:

  • Identify unhealthy thoughts behaviors, and feelings that are holding you back.
  • Learn how to let go of the things that are preventing you from reaching your greatest potential.
  • Discover how to train your brain to think differently.
  • Control your emotions so your emotions don’t control you.
  • Behave productively despite whatever circumstances you find yourself in.


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 along with her own personal history dealing with tragedy inspired her to write 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, a web post that instantly went viral, and was picked up by Forbes where it has reached over 10 million people.

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 13 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.

ISBN-13: 9780062358295
ISBN-10: 0062358294

“Her advice is crisp, precise and actionable.”–Success Magazine

“Great thoughts from Amy Morin LCSW in her new book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. I recommend it.” –John Maxwell, Author of 8 New York Times Bestsellers

“Each chapter delves further into the header, and provides positive and forward-thinking tactics on how to fix your flaw in logic. This is a fantastic book for anyone seeking a reality check.” –Entrepreneur

“Her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do details exactly the sort of destructive thinking you should cut out of your life if you want to radically increase your resilience. If you’re looking to kick some bad mental habits and toughen yourself up, it’s a great source of ideas to get you started.” — Inc.

“Morin’s list of don’ts are applicable in every day life, not just during personal tragedy. Being aware of them can give an individual the power to withstand daily disappointments, setbacks and obstacles.” –The Washington Post

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
will be translated into over 20 Languages

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