I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
Mindset is a classical-- many great neuroscientists turn to Carol Dweck's research about praising children-- you have to praise EFFORT, and not their intelligence, quickness or inner abilities. But this book is not only about the way we should praise people, but a reverence to LEARNING.
I read Mindset a year ago, and something shifted inside me. I started judging my mistakes and successes with a different light- am I improving? Am I moving forward? Was it really a failure?-- If we don't fail, maybe we are limiting ourselves, missing opportunities to grow... and yes, I was, indeed, missing many chances of learning... for example, when I started listening to AUDIBLE, that was enough for me. I was "reading" 60 books a year, and that was great! While my listening skills improved dramatically (I moved from 1x speed to 1,25 then to 1,5 and then to 2x), I was losing my reading ability in English (I am Brazilian), along with my writing skills.-- After MINDSET, I realized I could (better, I should) change that. I was going to listen to Audible alone only if I was driving my car or at the gym. I bought a Kindle Fire and started to download the E-books with whispersync. And, voilà, it all returned to me. I decreased my listening speed to 1,5x (I enjoy more the experience), bought MINDSET to my kid's teachers and will always recommend it.
I just reread the book and couldn't miss writing a review.
Listen to it and see if you have the same paradigm shift that I had.
I know how to spell possible but I ran out of characters :) I would give this book and "The Brain on Love" to anyone getting married because I think both are brilliant. This is the kind of book you have to digest slowly which is hard going with this narrator who speaks veryveryveryfast. Luckily you can listen to books at half speed on the audible app which I would recommend because if you have time to think while she is talking you will gain a whole new insight into your life and probably realize that the biggest thing that has ever held you back has been your own mindset.
This book has been referenced in many other books that I've read so my expectations were high and it did not deliver. I like the concept of the book, I just didn't enjoy the way it was written. Too many stories seemed vague and some sounded cheesy and even made up. I agree with the ideas that she presents, but I want more facts and data to support her argument. At times it was slow moving and long. Not bad overall, but I think there are other books related to this topic that are better books out there.
Yes, if they have no introduction to the topic it is a nice starting point.
This did not have to be a whole book, most of the material is anecdotal which the author repeats ad nauseum. The name of the title implied there was more to the book, after the first chapter the difference between the two mindsets is pretty clear, there rest is just more of the same.
I liked it, but it would be nice if they have a pdf file that they could give so it would be easier to follow and there are certain key points about the book I would like to have handy.
hahahaha a movie of this book?
it would be nice if they have a pdf file that they could give so it would be easier to follow and there are certain key points about the book I would like to have handy.
Mindset spends a lot of time trying to prove to us its point. Success is self driven and self infected. Does it succeed into that? yes 100%. good read.
I learned about myself. It reminded me of some of the negative things that I've done or said and showed me how others might interpret my actions. Plus, it is a model for positive thinking. I like that it was at least realistic enough to explain that we can't win all the time. But if you practice you will become better.
Sure. She had a pleasant voice.
Not Applicable. However, if they had turned it into a comedy or made it an adventure of how to act and react then, yeah, I'd Redbox it.
I love books that helps me grow.
I really enjoyed it. There were some very interesting points that were made. But I felt like the book could've been cut down a third. I feel like there's a lot of repetition throughout the book.
observe, learn, improve
that it made me see things from a new perspective and I now know how to promote a growth mindset to my child.
Bruce, the five year old from chapter 7. PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COACHES: WHERE DO MINDSETS COME FROM.
Start to think and see in the Growth Mindset.
I feel that it has changed my life in the way that i see things in a new way. It will change your life too specially if you have children.