In Mindset, Carol S. Dweck PhD presents a new psychology of success that she has been researching and writing about for many years. According to Dr. Dweck, your mindset is the most important factor in achieving success – whether you want to be just average or achieve extraordinary things. In her book, she outlines two different mindsets: Fixed and Growth. People with a fixed mindset believe that their qualities are carved in stone – they’re either smart or not, talented or not, etc., while people with a growth mindset believe that through effort and practice they can become smarter and more talented individuals. Dr. Dweck’s ground-breaking research shows that students who adopt a growth mindset outperform their peers by miles – regardless of IQ or talent! She provides clear advice on how parents and teachers can help nurture childrens’ growth mindsets from an early age; how adults can change their own mindsets; as well as how business leaders can use the power of mindsets to boost productivity and encourage innovation within their companies.
For who is this book for ?
If you want to be successful, no matter what your goals are, then this book is for you. Mindset provides clear advice on how anyone can achieve their dreams by adopting a growth mindset – regardless of innate talent or IQ. The book also contains helpful information for parents and educators on how to help children develop a growth mindset early in life.
- May help you change your life
- Gives great advice for parents and teachers on how to nurture a growth mindset in children
- Can be used in business settings to encourage productivity and innovation
- The writing style is dense and can be difficult to follow at times.
- Many of the points made within the book have been covered in other self-help or psychology books before.
- The ideas presented are not always easy to put into practice.
Learn more about the author
Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and development. She has been teaching and writing about mindsets for more than 25 years, and her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Dr. Dweck is currently a professor at Stanford University and holds joint appointments in psychology and business.
“After reading Mindset, I immediately changed the way I talk to myself and my children about our abilities. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to achieve more in life.”
“If you read one book on success this year, make it Mindset.”
“This book has profoundly changed the way I think about ability and success. Dweck offers a wealth of scientific evidence that shows just how important it is to have a growth mindset, especially in an age where we are constantly bombarded with messages telling us that we’re not good enough.”
“Insightful, easy to read book that can change your life.”