This is a wonderful book that I think everyone could benefit from reading. I give it five stars. I agree with what this author and researcher says, and have seen it to be true for myself. It is what I tried to pass on to our homeschooled children. However, this author articulates and defends this concept more clearly and more thoroughly than I ever have. I would have probably done a better job raising our children if I had read it sooner, but there are still ways for me to apply its findings to myself.
In this succinct text, with tons of interesting examples, Dweck shows us clearly that there are two “mindsets.” One is the “fixed mindset” and the other is the “growth mindset.” The whole book compares and contrasts these two approaches to life, until it is very clear, which way you want to be, and to help others be as well. These world views either color or taint everything we do, and it behooves us to choose our mindset consciously and carefully.
I’ve owned this book for a long time and read it (finally! now) under the category in my current Reading Challenge of “a nonfiction book I own but have not read.” This book is not new; it was published back in 2007. Some of you may have heard the author on Youtube here or here. If you have not yet read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success , I strongly suggest you do! I will be buying several copies as Christmas gifts this year!