Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
By: Carol Dweck
Book reviewed by: Teresa Brown
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? The answer to this question may be different than you expect! After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this thought provoking book, Carol Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of life can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.
People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to be successful and 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 help others rise to their full potential. Additionally, Dweck 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 own.
Why I Recommend This Book:
This book is an excellent vehicle for self reflection. I found it very interesting how a person can have a growth mindset in one aspect of your life but not in another and how we can develop a growth or a fixed mindset in ourselves and in others by the way we talk and act . The book teaches strategies to shift our thinking in order to see new possibilities and adopt a growth mindset. Mindset teaches several lessons that are helpful in both personal and professional life.