Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability...more
As an adult, I would help young children understand the lessons of this book through a class/workshop of sorts; however, beyond the age of…moreAbsolutely.
As an adult, I would help young children understand the lessons of this book through a class/workshop of sorts; however, beyond the age of 12~15, teenagers are totally able to understand the book by themselves.
I actually think it's incredibly important that we transmit this idea of "fixed" versus "growth" mindset to entire generations to come; hoping they, in turn, pass it on to the next.
Note: of course it should be read by most adults as well; but until we reach that point (perhaps, 25 years from now when the children aforementioned have become adults...), I think it's important to give children (and teenagers) themselves the means to properly interpret how others (parents, teachers and peers) judge their work and results, and how they approach life and learning within, for themselves.(less)
Have ever noticed those geeks, geniuses, and world-class achievers while thinking to yourself, gosh, if only I had such talents, or if only I had such high IQ? Disappointing, I know, I have been there. Perhaps, such way of thinking and having such beliefs about IQ and talent is the biggest hurdle in the way of great success and achievement.
Thinking that we are born with a pre-determined IQ and talent, is called fixed-mindset accor ...more
I give it 5 stars because I can see so much of myself i ...more
Let me save you the money and the aggrivation: The point of this book is (admittedly) not terrible, but it could be summed up real fast. Here you go, you're welcome.
Often, people see their abilities as 'fixed' and thi ...more
I think this book was a waste of money, personally. The tone of the book is very repetitive and annoying. Essentially people with a growth mindset are better than people without it in every possible way. If you have a fixed mindset you'll have lower grades in school, be unhappier, die earlier, be fatter, (be more likely to) never get married, make a bundle less money, you name it! It reads more like fear mongering ...more
A very useful book about the growth mindset. Essentially, the book makes a case that those people who look at everything they do in life as a learning opportunity are much more successful.
I think where this comes into play most often is when we face a setback, or a failure. Whether thats getting rejected from something (a job, a team, etc), messing up at work, having your boss yell at you, losing at something, getting laid off, making a bad b ...more
Believing that your qualities are carved in stone -- the fixed mindset -- creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character -- well, then you'd better prove you have a healthy dose of them. It simply wouldn't do to look or feel deficient in these most ...more
Here is my two sentence summary of this book (best spoken in kindergartner teacher voice): There are two kinds of people in the world, people who believe things are fixed, others who believe they can change through hard work and effort, so believe in the ladder and success will open in front of you! Hooray you are a special snowflake that can grow!
The way I read it, I would break the book into 3 parts:
Part 1: How people fail because they don't have the right mindset
Part 2: How people success because they have the right mindset
Part 3: You could also call this part 2a - it basically deals with children and success in school, home, etc.
The first part of the book was the worst. Its case after case of "this person tried to succeed and failed because he didn't have the rig ...more
Micro-Multi-Task: "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol S. Dweck
(original review, 2006)
Following the footsteps of some who is great in order to be great is moronic. Only talentless fools would look to do the same as others to be successful. The only way to succeed is by doing what you love and get obsessed by it. You will be working over 100 hours a week, and you will be thinking about it every second awake, and you will be ...more
I've read several thoughtful and interesting pieces of journalism lately referencing the general thesis of this book that were really thought provoking. But the book itself is just empty tripe and cliches, without adding any content of interest to bolster the general idea that it's more important to foster a growth mindset over ...more
The basic premise is that "the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life."
"Believing that your qualities are carved in stone - the fixed mindset - creates and urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character - well, the ...more
I am only on page 43 but I already have dismissed the ideas and the author as superficial. Written in a casual style (the author states in the introduction: "A little note about grammar. I know it and I love it, but I haven't always followed it in this book. I start sentences with ands and buts. I end sentences with prepositions. I use the plural they in contexts that ...more
If you've ever praised someone for being 'smart' or destined to be the 'next Mozart' or a 'natural' you'll realize that ...more
While talking about her big experience with examining kids’ reactions to failure, it reminded me of my ...more
"have a growth-mindset and success is about learning
it is not about proving you are smart...
and that innate talent is nothing because success is 99% hard work..."
even children know that!!!
the book is full of examples and stories to prove that
but...but I like this book because of two reasons:
1. The author teaches you how to find a good mindset which works for you.
2. She helps you to find it because the book gives you a huge set of stories and ...more
What really matters we never know about false growth mindset that is the
Common Misunderstanding of Growth mindset
1. Many people take what they like about themselves and call it a “growth mindset.” If they’re open-minded or flexible, they say they have a growth mindset. I often hear people calling it an “open mindset.” But there’s a difference between being flexible or open-minded and being dedicated to gro ...more
The premise of the book is the basis of cognitive psychology: what you believe affects your whole life, so if you can change your beliefs, ie, your mindset, you can change your life. This book characterizes two mindsets, the fixed and the growth-oriented. The fixed is the more common one because that's what society te ...more
Reread this wonderful gem, confirming the fact that this book really is a game changer. This rereading also confirmed that this is one of the books that will accompany my growth throughout different phases of my life. I believe it will accompany for the rest of my life, actually. It has pressed me to recognize the areas in which I had a fixed mindset and those in which I had a growth mindset and it has helped me change my view in the areas I had t ...more
2) In the beginning she also announces her ideas as one more panacea. One thing that is the cause of all problems. This made it hard to take her book seriously at all.
3) Her idea of fixed and growth "mindsets" is NOT a new psycho ...more
In MINDSET, Carol Dweck shares her research on that particular part of the brain and how it affects the way we live our lives and approach our goals. Using powerful examples, Dweck shows how too much praise of ...more
This book was recommended to me by the headmaster o ...more