Jul 17, 2021dgiard rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
In her book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success", Carol Dweck describes two mindsets: Fixed and Growth. People with a Fixed Mindset believe that each of us is born with a finite amount of intelligence, talent, and skill. Those with a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 02, 2018zenmark29 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
note 1: The comments on this book I've read are really useful.
note 2: IMHO this book is worth reading.
note 3: I came to this book via reading the work of Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Check out her books if you found this one useful. As I read…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 29, 2017Frankster1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is the book for everyone who thinks (secretly or otherwise) they know it all--and are terrified that they don't. It explains so much about how we sabotage ourselves by thinking that intelligence and talent are inborn and immutable.
May 08, 2017diannehildebrand rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing book, very well researched and inspiring. Outlines the difference between the fixed mindset (I am very smart and nobody should question that, and I better not try too much new stuff for fear of proving otherwise, and I shouldn't…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 25, 2015a41073 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This book is the longest sales pitch. Interesting theory, but she repeats the same concept over and over. Once you've read the first chapter, you've read the entire book.
Jun 04, 2015bk_jamerican_gal rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was a great book and it touches more than the tip of the iceberg regarding the growth mindset. I enjoyed and learned a lot about it. From reading this book, I see that I have both the fixed and growth mindsets, but more of the growth.…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 19, 2015itsparkles rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The premise of this book is as follows....people who believe in fixed mindset feel an urgency to succeed, and when they do, they may feel more than pride. They may feel a sense of superiority, since success means that their fixed traits…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 25, 2014ksoles rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
An expert in personal growth and self-esteem, psychologist Carol Dweck has studied human response to our own strengths and shortcomings for forty years. In "Mindset," her first book for a non-academic audience, she lucidly and engagingly…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 24, 2012browncnd99 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book hit home as I was definitely raised in the 'fixed' mindset. As an adult, I can look back and see how much of my self-identity was related to how well I did in school (i.e. I was the smart kid) and as such I did avoid obvious…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 06, 2011the_Ward rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is very eye opening. Looking at everything with the two mindsets has been verybeneficial to me as well as how I view others and how I can be of help to them. If we look at everything and everyone with a growth mindset we can…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 05, 2011pridi_o rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
this book has reminded me about the meaning of all. it has reminded me again that life is a game. everything is a play. everything is learning. everything is fun. this book has pushed me again into the light of experimenting and egoless…Read moreRead more of this comment