Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Key summary of Dweck's mindset book

"They key message of this book is: People with a fixed mindset obstruct their own development through their belief in innate talent and their fear of failure. On the contrary, people with a growth mindset work hard and train hard to ultimately realize their potential to the fullest. By confronting our own attitudes and ideas, we can develop a growth mindset. The questions this book answered: How do people differ in their mindset? Our mindset shapes whether we believe we can learn and change and grow – or not. An individual's abilities are set in stone in the fixed mindset. Growth and development are possible in the growth mindset. What impact does our mindset have on our behavior? People with a fixed mindset seek approval; those with a growth mindset seek development. The fixed mindset sees failures as disasters; the growth mindsetsees them as opportunities. People with a fixed mindset avoid difficulties; those with a growth mindset relish them. Can we change our mindset? Our mindset is often strongly influenced by the role models we had as children. Anyone can adopt a growth mindset and make the impossible possible."

 in Mindset by Carol Dweck on Blinkist. Blinkist offers the best knowledge from nonfiction in powerful, memorable packs.

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