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.
...and provocative castigation of the fixed mindset. The author (C. Dweck) wants to convince you of the power, efficacy, and general all around goodness of the growth mindset. She does this by offering anecdotes and well reasoned abstractions from both emiprical data and thought experiments.
With Marguerite Gavin's narration the pace is kept lively and interesting. I suspect that in less capable hands the text would come across too dry and pedantic.
Stick with the book to its conclusion, there is something for everyone. You'll have opportunity to question some conclusions, gain some deeper perspective and come away saying, "Yeah, this makes enough sense that it is worth pursuing."
It is easy to pigeon-hole Dr. Dweck's work as just another treatment of some niche aspect of neo-self help. And, I'd be the first to admit that offerings like Tipping Point, Blink, Quiet, Rapt, or other single-word neologisms all seem to be circling some undisclosed unifying idea. But this book can stand on its own, boldy admit it is one facet of a larger gem, and leave the reader/listener satisfied and edified.
the theme of mindset is particularly interesting for me, I did not like at all the swich that has been made for speeding the voice during the reading. It sounds quite innatural and anxious. It is really a shame on this great work that Carol Dwek did on her book.
Simple ideas that i could apply to myself and to relationships with other people.
This is not a story book, although lots of stories to illustrate points.
That I can change my mindset and that I swing from fixed to growth mindset freely, so the choice is mine.
Some of the chapters were padding, too many illustrations from business and sports world that didn't move the content along.