Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields - music, literature, science, sports, business - apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset. Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.
©2007 Carol Dweck; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
"A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine." (Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of Successful Intelligence)
This book should be prescribed for everybody in the entire world. The principles should become common knowledge.
The principles can change lives and save lives.
Thank you for publishing these ideas and principles.
Now my challenge is to apply them consistently.
Brilliant book. It clearly explains with example and scenario after example and scenario of how much further you absolutely will get with a growth mindset as opposed to the limit you will arrive at with a fixed mindset.
It's such a simple concept that is possible for anyone should they so choose to learn and grow.
I'd say it's a must read for anyone including yourself that you want to be more successful
it has a wide range of useful methods I find easily applicable and I will definitely reread it several times!
Her voice smacked the entire time it sounded like she had a mouth full of wet noodles. Imagine stirring a large bowl of Macaroni freshly made and the sound of wet cheese noodles the put that in your ear. I felt as if someone was spitting water in my ear.
Teeming with trite anecdotes - not well-spent. Read no more than first chapter.
Sure. May be I can learn something new.
I listened to few chapters on education and parenting twice - hoping to understand if there was any detail or anecdote significance which I might have missed the first time. Not much of new learning, but I did feel it gave me a positive outlook towards different questions/decisions the week I was finishing this book.
This is a great book that defines the perhaps ubiquitous strategies we all use to deal with hardships and provides a way to reshape the manner in which we change how we respond to these hardships (and even successes for that matter). As I don't have kids, that section didn't resonate as much with me as the other parts of her book - but a great read nonetheless.
One of the most useful books on personal development I've ever read --Practical, well-researched, and relevant, with useful tools for anyone, but especially coaches, parents, and people who think of themselves as anxious or perfectionistic. I wish I'd had this information when I was in middle school.
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