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Mindset Audiobook

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Publisher's Summary

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone - either you have them or you don't. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity - and success.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Morite 09-26-16
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    "Life saver. Life changer."

    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.

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    Rick Yvanovich 09-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    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

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    The Nolasco Familia St. George 09-24-16
    The Nolasco Familia St. George 09-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Practical and Precise"

    it has a wide range of useful methods I find easily applicable and I will definitely reread it several times!

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    Joel 09-20-16
    Joel 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stand listening to her"

    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.

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    Ultrarunner8 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good inspiration to aim for a growth mindset!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Teeming with trite anecdotes - not well-spent. Read no more than first chapter.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Carol Dweck? Why or why not?

    Sure. May be I can learn something new.


    Do you think Mindset needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Definitely not.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    tech_guy 09-19-16
    tech_guy 09-19-16
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    "Life changing"

    The study of the mindsets as presented in this book is incredible. It's one of the books everyone at some point ought to read. Only downside is that there is a bit of foul language in it.

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    Joan Hill 09-19-16
    Joan Hill 09-19-16
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    "Brilliant"

    I hada fixed mindset but after listening to Carol I realise I can change myself for the better

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    Varun 09-15-16
    Varun 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An excellent guidebook for rebuilding perspective"

    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.

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    Boston Blake 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding Personal Development Audiobook"

    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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    michelle 09-12-16
    michelle 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good examples throughout"

    Thought the narrator was a little fast. I was glad that I could slow it down in the app.

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