Saturday, November 20, 2010


Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessMindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I should have reviewed Carol Dweck’s “Mindset” when I first finished it. I didn’t because I could not sum up my reaction. Simply said, this book is a life-changer. It focuses in the difference between a growth mindset (exactly as it sounds – someone who believes they can grow and progress) and a fixed mindset (someone who believes talent/intelligence/etc cannot be developed, but rather believes that everyone only has certain level of skill or potential that can be achieved). Dweck takes you through how those mindsets are developed and how they affect our lives. This book is a must-read both individuals, for spouses, for parents, for teachers, etc, etc. Yes, Dweck gets long-winded (PhD’s tend to do that), but the concepts are exceptionally worthwhile.

So despite the inarticulate review, pick it up. I’ll be rereading it once I graduate and have a little more time on my hands. And if you ever want to talk about it, I am happy to oblige!

1 comment:

Justin said...

I would love to talk about Mindset sometime. I thought it was fantastic.