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A newer edition of this book can be found hereAfter decades of research world renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S Dweck PhD discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea the power of mindset In this brilliant book she shows how success in school work sports the arts and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents. Okay so the idea is fine and usable and easy to explain to others and pretty simple I was about to give this book a one star rating because I was so irritated with Dr Dweck trying to shoehorn her idea into every single success story in the history of humanity and basically saying that her theory was the best explanation of that success Conversely every failure could have been averted but for a change in mindset It was the Fixed mindset that caused the Chicago Cubs to never win a World Series If only they had the Growth mindset like the Yankees they would win World SeriesDweck may be too in love with her own ideas to realize that she oversells the usefulness of her theory to the extent that the portion that is actually workable seems underwhelming after cutting away from her salesman like puffery However Mindset still serves as a useful supplement to a change manager s library Its principles are serviceable to the manager the parent the spouse the student and the teacher Just don t mistake it for a panacea

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And abilities People with a fixed mindset those who believe that abilities are fixed are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset those who believe that abilities can be developed Mindset reveals how great parents teachers managers and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishmentIn this edition Dweck offers new insights into her now. Excellent book This one sounds like a typical self help book but it s a real find The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding the differences that a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset can have when applied to business parenting school and relationships Her research has been highlighted in many venues including an excellent book on parenting titled Nurture Shock I give it 5 stars because I can see so much of myself in the book s description of the fixed mindset The book s message spoke to me and the mindset I ve adopted in some areas of my life I m particularly prone to the Effort Gone Awry scenario where I would work hard but not with a growth mindset ie one associated with the love of learning Rather I d be working hard to prove myself to others I worked hard to have achievements that would validate my self worth and adopted identity The downside is that you end up being unwilling to take risks or face tough challenges if you fail your self worth goes down Also you end up running yourself ragged and being stressed out because you re afraid of losing the approval of others if you don t succeedI find the growth mindset fits very well within a Christian perspective as our life in God needs to be always one of continual growth higher up and deeper in as CS Lewis would say The fixed vs growth mindset isn t the whole story but it s an important part of the puzzle in helping us better understand how our minds work I like the diagram on p245 that I believe sums up the message of the bookFixed Mindset Eg Intelligence is staticLeads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency toChallenges avoid challengesObstacles get defensive or give up easilyEffort see effort as fruitless or worseCriticism ignore useful negative feedbackSuccess of others feel threatened by the success of others As a result they may plateau early and achieve less than their full potentialGrowth Mindset Eg Intelligence can be developedLeads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency toChallenges embrace challengesObstacles persist in the face of setbacksEffort see effort as the path to masteryCriticism learn from criticismSuccess of others find lessons and inspiration in the success of others As a result they reach ever higher levels of achievementThese basic uestions are also helpful in developing a growth mindsetI need to continually ask myself What are the opportunities for learning and growth today For myself For the people around meAs I think of opportunities and form a plan I need to askWhen where and how will I embark on my planAs I encounter difficulties I need to askWhen where and how will I act on my new planAnd when you succeed ask yourselfWhat do I have to do to maintain and continue the growth

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Famous and broadly embraced concept She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper truer growth mindset She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations With the right mindset you can motivate those you lead teach and love to transform their lives and your ow. Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy KawasakiA 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 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 bet etc most of us have many setbacks in our lives How we deal with those is incredibly important If we let the setback define us we might think we aren t talented after all and lose confidence If on the other hand we look at it as something we can learn from we improve as a personI came at the book as it was recommended to me as being good for parents My daughter is only 16 years but already she is learning fast The book recommends praising our children s efforts instead of their results Telling them they are amazing and smart is so easy to do but if you do that their whole lives they won t succeed when they get to the real world What you want is to encourage a learning attitude This uote sums it up So what should we say when children complete a task say math problems uickly and perfectly Should we deny them the praise they have earned Yes When this happens I say Whoops I guess that was too easy I apologize for wasting your time Let s do something you can really learn fromLooking at life as a constant challenge is fun And you can t fail at a personal challenge Here is a great mental imagery techniue the book mentioned when you are doing something you are bad atPicture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn Keep on goingAnother interesting bit was how people at the top of their game can get caught up in a fixed mindset You see this in sports all the team the champion team from last year thinks they can cruise through this year doesn t work hard and suddenly they are losing a lot It s so hard to maintain the edge John Wooden puts it bestI believe ability can get you to the top says coach John Wooden but it takes character to keep you there It s so easy to begin thinking you can just turn it on automatically without proper preparation It takes real character to keep working as hard or even harder once you re there When you read about an athlete or team that wins over and over and over remind yourself More than ability they have character


10 thoughts on “Mindset The New Psychology of Success

  1. says:

    Okay so the idea is fine and usable and easy to explain to others and pretty simple I was about to give this book a one star rating because I was so irritated with Dr Dweck trying to shoehorn her idea into every single success story in the history of humanity and basically saying that her theory was the best explanation of that success Conversely every failure could have been averted but for a change in mindset It was the Fixed mi

  2. says:

    Let me preface this review by saying that my boss made me read this book because apparently reading assignments are something that I should have

  3. says:

    I keep hearing educators praising this author and specifically this book Maybe she's better in person I found this book trite It was very repetitive and full of cherry picked stories pulled out just to prove her obvious conclusion Are there really people who think that if you go into something with a negative attitude it won't affect the outcome? She goes to the extreme with the positive attitude stuff though I just don't buy that

  4. says:

    For practical insights refer to Growth Mindset vs Fixed MindsetHave 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 I? Disappointing I know I ha

  5. says:

    I think a lot of people who rated this book highly must have had a fixed mindsetI 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

  6. says:

    Excellent book This one sounds like a typical self help book but it's a real find The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding the differences that a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset can have when applied to business parenting school and relationships Her resear

  7. says:

    It's pretty bad when after 15 pages I want to fling a book away in disgust But I kept reading Okay it turned in

  8. says:

    This is probably all i really need to hear out of this book but i will read the whole thing anyway there are two mindsets fixed and growthBelieving that your ualities 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

  9. says:

    Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy KawasakiA very useful book about the growth mindset Essentially the bo

  10. says:

    Watered down and scientifically not that accurate grit is a part of conscientiousness see studies below welcome to education's favorite bookHere is my two sentence summary of this book best spoken in kindergartner teacher vo