Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset.Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.


Reviewed: 2019-04-02
Perfect condition, like new. No marks, tears, or bent pages - from Amzon
Reviewed: 2018-12-08

This book is right up my alley. The primary message is that those who view themselves as able to improve over time--as compared to those who believe their skills and intellect are fixed parts of their personality--tend to achieve more over time. For these growth oriented persons, its about focusing on proper effort over time rather than short-term outcomes. While the book does come out and say it, it's really about seeing one's endavors as steps in a process of growth. It's about seeing life and effort as part of a long game. I gave it a four star rating rather than a five star rating because I thought some of the examples were a bit superficial and trite. For example, the author points to Tiger Woods as an example of someone who sees growth as an important part of his life (positing that it explains why he is such a good golfer and person). At the same time, the notion that many of the best CEOs in history are those persons who admitted that they do no know it all, almost feeling inadequate at times. 

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