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Mindset

320 pages, 2007

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After years of research, Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D., a Stanford University psychologist and expert in fixed and growth mindsets, discovered some important ideas that could substantially affect the way people think about themselves and their abilities. 

Mindset shows how success in school and work, as well as at a variety of other human endeavors, is dependent on our mindset: whether we believe that our abilities can grow with hard work or that our natural talents are the only factors that determine how well we will do. 

As an educator, parent, manager, or athlete, you can use these findings to create a more positive mindset among your students or children, team members, or employees.

Two Types of Mindsets

Carol S. Dweck introduces us to two types of mindsets - fixed and growth. A fixed mindset believes that abilities are set in stone, while a growth mindset sees abilities as something that can be developed and improved over time.

The Power of Believing You Can Improve

Dweck emphasizes the importance of believing in your ability to improve. She suggests that adopting a growth mindset can lead to increased motivation, better performance, and greater success.

The Role of Effort

In the book, Dweck argues that effort is not just about hard work. It's about learning, improving, and mastering your skills. She encourages us to see effort as a positive, not a punishment.

The Impact of Praise

Dweck's research shows that the way we praise can impact mindset. Praising effort and strategy encourages a growth mindset, while praising intelligence and talent promotes a fixed mindset.

Mindset and Relationships

The book also explores how our mindset affects our relationships. A growth mindset can help us better understand and respond to others, leading to healthier and more successful relationships.

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This book is one of the most influential books that I've ever read. It has changed my thinking about intelligence and ability.

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft Co-founder

Mindset by Carol Dweck is a psychological examination of two different mindsets; the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. She discusses how these come into play and how they effect our lives. Eye-opening.

James ClearJames Clear - Author, Speaker

Michael JordanMichael Jordan - Basketball Legend

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey - Media Executive

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