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the New Psychology of Success
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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…
Oct 24, 2020
Recommended by Yogi Cheryl
Aug 31, 2020xarathustra rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Onto something. Probably a recognition of some sort of experiential ethic. Could just a well be titled 'Science' or 'Religion'.
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…
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…
Apr 20, 2017
Advice: Just read Chapter One. It doesn't really move on from there. Lots of anecdotes. Thought it would be better, from the fact it has so many "holds"!
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.…
Mar 23, 20151aa rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Very informally written with lots of anecdotes; does little in the way of guidance toward a growth mindset except to reiterate (with many rephrasings) "what can learn from this? how can I improve?"
Feb 24, 2015
Recommended by AKN for all sibs
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…
Nov 12, 2014
A very good book.
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…
Feb 12, 2013jkrambeck rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Interesting book that helps change your mindset, this book is for anyone. Gets you to look at things in a different light.
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…
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…
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…