In Mindset, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck shares her groundbreaking research on the power of mindset – how your thoughts and beliefs about yourself shape your life. Dweck shows that everyone has a “growth mindset” or a “fixed mindset” which determines whether you achieve success – or not. In particular, she argues convincingly that those with fixed mindsets do worse in every area of their lives: work, relationships, health and fitness (to name just four), than those who have embraced learning and growth as part of their essential selves. Drawing on interviews with people from around the globe – including NBA basketball stars such as Jeremy Lin and Chris Paul; music legends Stevie Wonder and Bono; Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas; entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson; Hollywood icons Steven Spielbergand Will Smith – Dweck blows apart myths about intelligence being staticgiftedness predetermined at birth while also providing invaluable advice for cultivating a successful growth mindset in any individual circumstance whatever challenges come your way.
For who is this book for ?
Mindset is for anyone who wants to achieve more in their life. Dweck’s research and advice will help you understand why you may be struggling, and how to change your mindset – and your life – for the better.
- It offers concrete ways to change your mindset and achieve success
- It features inspiring stories of people who have done great things in their lives
- The book is written by a highly respected psychologist
- The prose is occasionally dry and academic.
- The author sometimes inserts herself into the book in an attempt to be inspirational, which can feel a bit forced.
- Some of the stories told by interviewees may be less relevant or interesting to readers than others.
Learn more about the author
Carol S. Dweck, PhD., is a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist who has been studying mindset and success for more than thirty years. Her work has shown that people with a “growth mindset” – those who believe they can improve through effort and learning – achieve significantly greater levels of success than those with a “fixed mindset” – those who believe their basic abilities are fixed and cannot be improved.
“I thought that I had a good understanding of the power of mindset, but this book showed me how much further I have to go. After reading it, I immediately put into place some of the things Dr. Dweck talked about and saw an increase in my productivity and happiness almost overnight.”
“This is an amazing book! After reading it, I immediately changed the way I talk to myself and my children. It has made a HUGE difference in our lives.”
“A fabulous book – well written, informative and hugely useful. After reading Mindset I feel much more positive about my ability to improve myself (and those around me).”
“This book opened my eyes to the different mindsets people have and how it can affect every aspect of their lives. It was eye-opening, informative, and motivational.”