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.
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"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)
well written. Gave ways to incorporate what I was learning into practice. pointed out pitfalls to success. I learned better ways to help my children and myself!
it's a great book on mindset and uses lots of different real life examples from all sorts of age groups and types of people on how growth and fixed mindsets affect them. highly recommend!
would like to listen it again, so to absorb the idea
Understand human relation need to be maintained from time to time, not perfect or none miracle.
about "things and skills can be changed and should be maintained from time to time". it's related to Buddhism's idea of "Anicca", perfect is Idea, all the phenomenon will change and can be changed, so we should put effort and maintain the what we want to maintain.
Dweck is on to something and this book is very useful. I'd highly recommend it for teachers and parents. Everyone should work towards a growth mindset and spot when we aren't in it.
On the downside I think she's cramming too many traits and beliefs into a simplified world. I think she confuses grit, an equally admirable characteristic, with her growth mindset.
I'd also take her history lessons with a grain of salt. Edison wasn't any kind of team player but she bends history to make points. That's a slippery disservice to her readers.
I guess you're only aloud one point in a book like this but there are more than two characteristics at play in the hearts and minds of mankind.
I'd highly recommend the book.
Carol Dweck develops a simple and straightforward methodology to help people with motivation problems. she argues that a fixed mindset hinders you. causes you to remain fixed in place. unable to confront fears and challanges. while a growth mindset, allows you to enjoy and appreciate challange. using challange to grow into stronger and better people.
a good book. but she has one.and only one point to make. if it helps to understand it in different contexts then read the whole book. there is never any part that is bad and uninformative. but she is just.driving home her one solution to all social problems.
I appreciated the way it challenged me to look at the mindset I operated out of.
The book was overloaded with case studies and stories that. It could have been slimmed down and the same point would have been made.
The narration did match the pace of the book.
This is not a book I would to listen to in one sitting.
A must read for all those who want to achieve more! I had a hard time at first with the narrators voice but used to speed to make work. After reading this book, you will look at everything differently
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