The book, in one sentence
- Loneliness is a universal human experience that can drive us to seek connection and avoid isolation.
- While we all handle loneliness differently, we share an interesting biological tendency to avoid loneliness.
- Understanding this evolutionary bias in an increasingly digital world can help us consciously navigate our excessive scrolling on social media and prioritize authentic human connections.
In Mindset, Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck argues that our beliefs about our abilities and potential profoundly affect our lives.
Having spent decades researching achievement and success, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has discovered a groundbreaking idea- our mindset’s power.
Dweck explains why it’s not just our skills and talents that make us succeed – but whether we approach them with a fixed or a growth mindset.
She clarifies why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t build self-esteem and lead to achievement. In fact, it can jeopardize success.
We can motivate our children and help them improve their grades with the right mindset. We can also achieve our own personal and professional goals.
Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: How a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and resilience that is the basis for great achievement in any field.
She distinguishes between a fixed mindset, in which people believe their abilities are set in stone, and a growth mindset, in which people believe their abilities can be developed by working and learning.
Dweck shows how a growth mindset can be the key to greater personal and professional success and resilience.
She offers practical guidance, including resisting challenges, embracing failure, and seeking feedback on developing a growth mindset.
The updated edition includes new research and examples. It also discusses applying a growth mindset to parenting, leadership, and relationships.
Three key takeaways
- What we believe about our abilities and potential shapes how we live.
- A growth mindset leads to greater success and resilience, where we believe that abilities can be developed through effort and learning.
- We can cultivate a growth mindset by embracing challenges, learning from our mistakes, and seeking feedback from others.
Why Should I Read This Book?
“Mindset” provides a powerful framework for understanding how beliefs help shape how we live.
Dweck’s insights and practical guidance can help readers develop a growth mindset and achieve greater success and fulfillment in every area of life.