Written By: Carol Dweck
Read By: Carol Dweck
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Publisher’s Summary: 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 doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
Praise for Mindset
“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”—Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success
“An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Everyone should read this book.”—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick
“One of the most influential books ever about motivation.”—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock
“If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.”—Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0
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Mindset: Carol Dweck
Audio Book Summary
The concept of growth mentality has gained prominence in classrooms, playgrounds and workplaces since Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, outlined her theory in the Mindset book.
It proposes that there are 2 mentalities: the fixed mentality and the mentality of growth. According to Dweck, people with a fixed mindset believe that basic characteristics such as intelligence or talent can not be developed. In general, they believe that talent leads to success and not effort.
These people spend their time demonstrating their skills rather than working to improve them. People with a fixed mindset avoid the challenges in which they believe they will not succeed. They fear that others will see failures as an indicator of their true ability.
Instead, people with a growth mindset believe that features like intelligence and talent can be developed with effort and dedication. Believe they can develop their skills if they show dedication, work hard and learn from others and their mistakes.
Intelligence and talent certainly play a role, but they are only the beginning; The rest depends on them. Believes that skills are like muscles, can be developed with practice. Growth-minded people take risks, accept feedback, and have a long-term vision. In this way they progress in their lives and careers. We are told that self-confidence in the ability to learn and that effort is the key to success.
People with growth mentalities achieve more than those with a fixed mindset, according to Dweck.
Another important point is that neuroscience has discovered that the brain can be reset, it is possible to make new mental paths, we can change the way we think if we want and make those changes lasting. It is also possible to change beliefs, and behaviors.
The author will continue to apply a complete test that appears in the book to identify what type of intelligence predominates. If we find that we have a fixed mindset, we can change it to a growth mindset through the techniques and tools that the work puts at our disposal.