The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck | Ballantine Books © 2006 · 277 pages

Carol Dweck, Ph.D is a Stanford Professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of motivation. She tells us that our “mindset”—how we see the world—determines a *huge* part of our overall happiness and well-being and achievement. In this Note, we’ll explore the difference between a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset” and some Big Ideas on why we want to learn how to live from a growth mindset. And, of course, how to do it!

The message is this: You can change your mindset.
Carol Dweck

“In this book, you’ll learn how a simple belief about yourself—a belief we discovered in our research—guides a large part of your life. In fact, it permeates every part of your life. Much of what may be preventing you from fulfilling your potential grows out of it.

No book has ever explained this mindset and shown people how to make use of it in their lives. You’ll suddenly understand the greats—in the sciences and arts, in sports, in business—and the would-have-beens. You’ll understand your mate, your boss, your friends, your kids. You’ll see how to unleash your potential—and your children’s.”

~ Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. from Mindset

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. is one of the leading researchers in the field of motivation and is a renowned Professor at Stanford University.

In her great book, Mindset, she employs rigorous science to help us understand why we do what we do.

Specifically, she tells us how we can move from what she calls a “fixed mindset” to a “growth mindset.” The difference? With a fixed mindset our self-worth is on the line with everything we do and failure is something to avoid at all costs. With a growth mindset, on the other hand, we embrace challenging opportunities because we know that we can only reach our highest potential by consistently playing at our edges and that the only failure is not really going for it and learning along the way!

The distinction between these two mindsets is HUGE and this book is packed with wisdom on how we can shift our mindsets and create more authentically awesome lives.

So… How ‘bout we take a quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from this great book? :)

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Carol Dweck

one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation