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Mindset

The New Psychology of Success

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A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty 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.

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A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty 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.

Publisher: New York :, Random House
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781469057699
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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aplbrandon
Apr 14, 2021

F*@K!!! Total game changer. Stanford psychologist Dweck puts down in book form what she has been teaching in her classes. This is the result. Wow! Mindset should transform how schools teach, how people think and how parents raise their kids. It's a lot. The story goes that there are two mindsets: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. Some profound info here. She presents a lot of well researched case examples and provides a lot of anecdotal stories about success and failures. Many of these examples come from business and professional sports, but also art, academia and music. Dweck reads the introduction to the audiobook sounding like grandma baking pies in the kitchen for you. The reader of the book at large sounds like she might have had a couple too many coffees maybe. She's a little fast. It might be a little jarring. Excellent stuff. I bought the updated version in paperback for the shelf. I will be reading it again. A billion out of 5 stars. So good.

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