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An important book,
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This review is from: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Paperback)
This is a book that covers an important subject, how to be more successful in learning and in relationships.
The content of "Mindset" is based on solid psychological research by an experienced and eminent professor of psychology.
Carol Dweck employs the concept of mindset. In simple terms, there are two mindsets. In the "fixed mindset", you are likely to give up early when confronted with a challenge in learning or in a relationship. You avoid challenges because you want to avoid the pain that comes from failure. In the "growth mindset", you expect to learn and grow, embrace challenge, overcome setbacks and failure and achieve more.
The book gives clear explanations of how fixed mindsets are created. In children, they are created by what their parents and teachers say. In the fields of sport and music they are created by incorrect words and actions from coaches and teachers. She describes what the costly results of such mindsets are, and how to create growth mindsets to help people achieve more.
With a growth mindset, you are praised for your effort so that you persist to overcome challenges and problems, do not give up early, and achieve more.
The book is not difficult to read, and I think it is one that should be re-read regularly. It is a book that provides a valuable insight to anyone in education, teachers, coaches, parents, students, and anyone involved in a personal relationship.