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)
Avid Audio Book listener. Usual suspects are Leadership, Business, Philosophy, Biographies, and Random Fiction. But once every couple of months I choose a book I might not have picked...ever...but with good reviews.
Mindset can provide some interesting ideas and insight; however, see mindsets in a black and white: fixed or growth.
First the good. A lot of information in the book can be useful especially if you have never viewed the world to have options. It challenges the idea of the "old dog can't learn new tricks". If you have decided that is the way life is, then reading this book will find help.
Second the in-between: The narrator is so-so. The pacing is good at some points and then feel like it takes forever at others.
Third the bad: The book Mindset is so fixed in the idea there are only two mindsets and applies to everything is a stretch. Also if you are anyone who ever believed in practice or the fact you can change, this book will reinforce what you know already but won't give you anything new. It oversimplifies growth mindsets and does not discuss starting points.
Overall: If you are looking for a change from "being stuck" or don't believe you can change, the book can provide some help. If you have reinvented yourself or been trained/coached in sports in your life, it might not give you want you are looking for.
Exactly what I needed to hear. This book and its concepts are empowering yet honest. I treated success, and therefore failure, as identities since I was at least five years old, and I've been suffering in a squalor of safety for most of that time. This book describes the mindset of growth in a way that makes it very easy to absorb and appreciate. A lot of examples of real people with fixed and growth ideals are used throughout, which I found really helped. I will be listening through again.
This is a piece of literature everyone should enjoy! I highly recommend this book. There is life-changing information in mindset. I think you can change careers, relationships and thinking
Love the book. I was a fixed mindset and I did always blame my husband for our arguments, only to find out how much of our issues were my own. I owe him so many I'm sorry. The book was a wonderful eye opener. I can say thank you for such a wonderful book.
This is a true gem. It's the first time I can honestly say that this book can benefit anyone. Whether you're already growth minded and need a reminder or need a more growth minded outlook in a different aspect of your life. Or if you aren't the person you want or think you can be. Adopt the growth mindset. You'll be glad you did!
Maybe just a personal preference but I had a hard time stomaching the narrator; her impression of any male quote was aggravating and broke the rhythm due to its theatrical quality. I finished the book but really wish the narrator had been different.
We've all heard the message: if you change your thinking, you really can change your life. In Mind Set, Dr Dweck offers not only studies that prove the hypotheses, but more importantly, practical steps for cultivating a growth mind set. This is one of those books that should be required reading in the school of life.
Awesome book! As a parent and coach I appreciate the different approaches to working with kids. I had no idea there was good and bad praise. I am going to improve my growth mindset.
I loved the book, lots of useful information. The author explained everything in detail and gave good examples. The only drawback I found was the narrator's rate of speed. At the beginning I even thought it was slightly fast-forwarded. It felt like she was in a rush to read the book as fast as possible. Eventually, I got used to her performance, but when I sent the book to my sister, she said she couldn't listen to it as it felt overly upbeat and rushed.
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