Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Much of who you are on a day to day basis comes from your mindset. Your mindset is the view you have of your qualities and characteristics, where they come from and whether they can change.

Carol Dweck, a Psychology professor, found that people tend to either have a “fixed” mindset or a “growth” mindset. A fixed mindset is the belief that your qualities are fixed and cannot be changed through effort, and a growth mindset is the belief that you can change your qualities with effort.

Dweck’s research clearly shows how we can limit our success in love, work, and relationships with a fixed mindset, and with a growth mindset, create a love of learning and resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. 

Dweck acknowledges that it’s not easy to rid yourself of the fixed mindset, but teaching a growth mindset creates motivation for learning in all areas and enhances relationships. 

When you read Mindset, you’ll see how.

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