I really liked this book - gave interesting insights to how we learn and why some people are able to achieve more than others, even if they aren't born a natural genius or athlete. I admit I sometimes fall into the 'fixed' mindset, thinking I or others either have a certain ability or don't, but this book shows that it's more about dedication (& willingness to try - even at the risk of failure) than innate talent.
A great book to tweek your own mindset, even if you already are a glass half full thinker. Wish it had more specifics on "how-to". It takes the power of positive thinking a lot farther, and the examples and analogies are excellent. As a teacher, I understand the mindset, I'd like to know more on how to help others see it in themselves. Good book with important information.
The best "self-help" book I have read. The author uses a good combination of personal reflection, anecdotal stories and research results to make it both interesting and believable. It does not try to sell you on a program, rather it suggests a way of looking at things that might be helpful.
Recognizing that a person's bias toward learning impacts both the results and how they, and others, view them provided a useful tool for understanding myself and those around me without the pigeonholing that sometimes comes from other personality rating systems (e.g. Blessing and White)
I like this book. An extension of the work done by Anders Ericcson on Elite performance. This book looks to teach us how to help people learn to develop the right mindset that fosters the ability to work hard for long periods of time. Good book.
I love learning.
There's too many subjects she used, but one that stuck out and everyone knows, is Michael Jordan. He never let his fame and fortune detract from his love of learning and being better everyday he lived the life of a basket ball star. Amazing. It was genuine and authentic love for the game and need to learn.
I learned to let go and redirect my focus. I understood why I had stressed about trying to be the best at everything and why I feared some challenges and not others. I was a child of success early on. It continually drove me to keep up that allure of praise for my accomplishments. It became synonymous with who I was assumed to be. I believed it to be true, but was always afraid that if I didn't live up to that belief that I'd be socially judged. Afraid of being thought of as a fraud. I placed too much emphasis on loving the praise that I received and not on what I was doing that got me that praise. Those that learned this early on are fortunate. I now know why I admired them so much. I'm fast approaching my 40s and I'm just now getting this. I wish I would've known this earlier. Although, I'm glad that I got it now, cause I can spend the rest of my life learning how to grow. This book has set me free from a life time of continual stress and needless anxiety. Thanks. I can grow happily now.
I recommend those who are willing to learn and grow. I beg of those who are stuck in a fixed mindset. We all deserve to be happy with life's challenges and to embrace them.
Occasional binge listener!
I am very impressed with the authors straightforward insight: there are two mindsets fixed and growth mindsets. Knowing the difference and appreciating the significance of why cultivating growth mindsets is important will make us better parents, employers, spouses and colleagues. Best book in its category this year. Buy it, listen to it. I have several times. Highly recommended!
I didn't know how fixed mindset . . . I was.
Should also listen to Talent Code, Talent is Overrated, Outliers, and Bounce.
I love learning about science and new ideas. This was a game changer and one of the best I have listened to so far.
It gave me a changed world view of people. I now understand why those who are very judgemental make me so uncomfortable. They are of a Fixed Mindset and I am very much of the Learning Mindset. I see those around me with more understanding. I even understand the characters in fiction & movies more clearly.
At first her strong delivery distracted me but as the book unfolded, her enthusiastic voice made the story very engaging and hopefull.
This book solved many interpersonal misunderstandings for me. I learned both great information as well as effective tools to manage my relationships at a higher functioning level.
I listen to this after having listened to the Talent Code. This book changed my life. As a formally very fix-minded person, I have completely changed my view and have experienced a lot of success by doing so. I am now firmly growth-minded and I preach growth-mindedness wherever I go. If you want to maximize you personal potential and that of the people around you, then read this book. Also an excellent read for both parents and teachers. We must change the way we communicate with children.