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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success | Carol S. Dweck
Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.
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violabrain
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This book is a classic on Carol Dweck‘s seminal and hugely important research, but my goodness it is badly written! 😱😳🤦‍♀️

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ShaaM
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First it was Interesting for 10 pages then it became banal for about next 30 pages then again it Got interesting then again boring for 10 or so pages then after that it was interesting. Overall it's worth it. And those large number of examples are crucial in hammering the concept in your mind.
Overall Really Worth it.

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anushkachhadva
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this book is an eye opener- a needed one. many things it states proves how most of us are into fixed mindset when it comes to some situations. it encourages one to have a growth mindset and shows how it reflects in various areas of our life.

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eeclayton
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(1) Mindset (NF)
(2) Mostly 👍 but I wasn't blown away.
(3) Nowadays I'm mostly into historical fiction, but it changes.
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

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eeclayton
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Mehso-so

The book is easy to read, but it's a bit too informal for my taste, it's also extremely repetitive, and uses too much anecdotal evidence. That said, the subject matter is super important. I found the chapter about raising and educating children the most thought-provoking. However, I really don't think you need to read this book to be able to grasp the importance of a growth mindset.

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Lazybean
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Great book

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ImperfectCJ
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Recovering from dental surgery has inspired Silo to be more of a lap cat than he has been since he moved in with us. Here he's benefitting from some of my excess body heat while we learn about growth mindset (using Big Life Journal for Teens, not in the database but based on the work of the author of the tagged book).

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CampbellTaraL
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A good read with helpful information. The hardest part for me is realizing that a child raised in a family with fixed mindset people, and then sent off to a school system full of the same, crushes the growth potential for the rest of their lives. Talk about heavy. I like that the emphasis is on challenges to grow, not praise for "innate" abilities.

Tools and strategies are included to help nourish growth mindset in ourselves and others.

DogMomIrene When I was teaching, this was one of the professional development books we were required to read. The small group discussions with other middle school teachers were so helpful. 2y
CampbellTaraL @DogMomIrene It's heartening to hear this, though as an educator and having this knowledge, the pressure must be intense. Or the frustration when you're up against parents with a fixation on ability. 2y
DogMomIrene @taraWritesSci Sadly, yes and yes. This particular MS was in an affluent district that had the state‘s highest test scores. Even with site leadership that wanted to stress growth mindset, there were powerful people on the district level who watched numbers carefully. I‘m glad I‘m out of education. 2y
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desertdruid
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Listening to this book again. It's one I'll read again and again throughout my life, I think. It's not really "self-help-y", and that's what keeps bringing me back to it. It's research based and full of real world examples from all parts of life. Being aware of my mindsets around different things, and the process to move from a fixed to a growth mindset have really helped me become someone in proud of.

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nabilnhd
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Last paragraph in the book:

"It's for you to decide whether change is right for you now. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But either way, keep the growth mindset in your thoughts. Then, when you bump up against obstacles, you can turn to it. It will always be there for you, showing you a path into the future."

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nabilnhd

".. If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, seek new strategies, and keep on learning. That way, their children don't have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence."

".. Praise should deal, not with the child's personality attributes, but with his efforts and achievements."

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nabilnhd
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"Think of times other people outdid you and you just assumed they were smarter or more talented. Now consider the idea that they just used better strategies, taught themselves more, practiced harder, and worked their way through obstacles. You can do that, too, if you want to."

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Philonist
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"Becoming is better than being."

Time taken :4 hrs.

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nabilnhd

... failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn't define you. It's a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.

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nabilnhd
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nabilnhd Exploring: 'fixed mindset' and 'growth mindset' 2y
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Bookishlie
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Yay #litsylove. Thank you. I needed this. I‘m and ICU nurse and Covid 19 is seriously screwing my mindset. Having nothing to do with Covid patients yesterday I Had a total meltdown at work....then had to “have a word” with management today. Came home to this and it made me happier. Thank you Litsy family:)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh I‘m so sorry!! I hope you feel better soon!! Thank you for all you do!! 🙏🏻❤️ 2y
UwannaPublishme Hope management gave you a giant bonus! Wishing you happier days ahead! ❤️ 2y
slategreyskies Hang in there! Hope today was a better day!! 2y
Bookishlie It is! This book is going to be a life changer for me I think:) 2y
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Booked529
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This is a bold statement, and I‘m o.k. with it - this might be one of the best books I‘ve read to-date. Categorically, Mindset can apply to any area of your life. Carol Dweck‘s research points to two mindsets. Fixed mindset and growth mindset. Which mindset do you have? Give this book a read and find out. You might be surprised.

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LogiKitty
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I feel like this book is just debunking myths about ability vs effort & I am SUPER here for it. I feel like I have a counter to so many more instances of fixed mindset.

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KritikaK
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This book has saved my life! It set me straight. My relationships with my parents, siblings, cousins, friends and at work changed a lot.

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Slothpjs
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Meant to post this a few days ago, oh well. mindset by carol dweck, Ph.D.

Week 3
I‘ve read this before but I was feeling like I needed to read it again. I recommend this for anyone looking for a self help book

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Christine
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I think that Dweck's ideas about growth mindset (people can change and develop new strengths/skills/knowledge) vs. fixed mindset (people are the way they are, are naturally gifted/smart/good at things) are so important. I'm grateful to have learned about the theory and research behind them, and I‘ll absolutely use them in many areas of my life. I have some thoughts about the book itself (too many examples, many verging on judgy/insensitive; ⬇️

Christine too few practical tips; too little acknowledgment of structural and cultural factors that make growth mindset challenging to internalize or live by; too much portrayal of achievement/betterment as a measure of worth). But the growth mindset concept? Fantastic. (edited) 3y
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thatgirldorian
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I've been intentionally reading a bit of this book for like a month and it has changed my entire thought process.

Have you read any life-changing book this year?

sudi Hi 🙋 Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs 🤗👏🏻🎈🥰 3y
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jen_the_scribe
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This photo was taken a few weeks ago as I was reading the tagged book (nonfiction psychology book about growth mindsets). My cat's name on paper is Rocky but he answers to Kitty (so original, right?). If I'm not paying attention to him, he likes to walk across my lap or my hips and legs if I'm lying on my side. #catsoflitsy

ImperfectCJ Carol Dweck has been quite influential at my house. As has my cat, who thinks he owns the place. But then, he'd probably say the same thing about me. :-) Welcome to Litsy! 3y
jen_the_scribe @ImperfectCJ Haha yep same with my cat! Thank you 😊 3y
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jen_the_scribe

This book focuses on teaching you to hone a growth mindset, and how to influence the children in your life to do the same. A game changer backed with studies and actual experiences.

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jpmcwisemorgan
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We read this book as part of a work book club. I still need some time to digest everything and see how I can use the information. The most useful sections are the first three and last one. You can use the middle chapters as they relate to what you do or need because that‘s where a lot of the application of the principles are.

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jpmcwisemorgan

This is the first book of the three we were given at work. A colleague and I are running a company book club that meets this afternoon and guess who actually read what they were supposed to read?! 😀

Special thank you to @Chrissyreadit @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kristy_K for their input on which book to start.

Chrissyreadit I hope you liked it! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻 Good job! 4y
Kristy_K Excited to see what you think about it! 4y
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EvelynJohn

Becoming is better than Being

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cariashley
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A quick listen on audio, for work. We‘ve been pushing growth mindset as part of my company‘s new performance management process and I figured I‘d better go to the source. This was one of the better books I‘ve read for work - clear, engaging, and logical.

Chrissyreadit I listened to this with my kids and we all gained great perspective from it. I also think one of the best books I‘ve read about learning. 4y
cariashley @Chrissyreadit I want all my parent-friends to read it! 4y
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alicecapistrano
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One of my favorites

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FBZ
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Great book that opens the doors of imagination and endless opportunities. A book that unlocks the brain to grow and believe that a person can achieve anything with learning, hard work and passion.

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Smartypants
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An excellent book on the competing concepts of a fixed and growth mindset. The author does a good job helping readers to understand the difference in the two mindsets and why a growth mindset can bring great success! #mindset #growth #personal #professional

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BookishMe
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#riotgrams I rarely complete self-improvement books but this is an exception.
Dweck's writing was easy to relate to and her suggestions are not difficult to apply. The succinct anecdotes kept me glued to this book.
It certainly helped improve my teaching and how I approach work and parenting.

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Ransom8
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Tipsy

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Javi333
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Mehso-so

Some great advice with a lot of filler.

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RinaBrahmbhattBarot
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Is double 'had' correct? #Help #Question

DarcysMom Grammar Girl says it is correct, although it can be awkward. 🤓 5y
Redwritinghood Looks awkward, but it's correct. 5y
jpmcwisemorgan That that does that to me sometimes too. 5y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot Thank you :-) I had to reread twice before understanding the whole sentence :) 5y
sykocode It's like Mr. Bear had(to do something) had(to have something) each student... 5y
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alwz
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Nice slow treadmill walk during #24in48 ...until the minions wake up, at least. 2 hrs so far today, 11.5 hrs total!

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alwz
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When it's #24in48 the 4 year old wakes you up at 4:15 and you can't fall back asleep after putting her back to bed ... carpe diem! #readingwhileparenting

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alwz
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I'm at 9.25 hrs for #24in48 ... I may read more, but even if I don't, I'm more than 3 hours ahead of where I had hoped to be!

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alwz
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Dinner time during #24in48 - my kids are super excited because I am letting them watch a tv show during dinner so I can get some more reading in. 7.25 hrs so far. #readingwhileparenting

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alwz
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Starting book two of #24in48 while attending a tea party thrown by my kids. #readingwhileparenting

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Yanes
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What do you feed your mind with?

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AlexandraGriffin
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Mehso-so

Meh. It starts out great, explaining the ideas if fixed and growth mindset and how people with each mindset react to problems, but it ends up repetitive with no explicit advice or work you can do to change from a fixed to a growth mindset. If you pay attention you can glean some general ideas on how to change your mindset from the examples... but that's about it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5

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brigittekong
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"I believe ability can get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. It takes character to keep working as hard or even harder once you're there.... why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?"

? #books #bookish #bibliophile

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Readmeseymour
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Highly recommend. Listened to the audiobook, but plan to read the book next. Great evidence for how growth mindset can improve your quality of life.

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Smithkatiea
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Reading for a professional book discussion group at work. 100 pages in and I still feel like the author is trying to convince me that she's right. I was hopeful for more specific information about how to develop the Growth Mindset in myself, my children, and my students. Maybe the remainder of the book will have more to offer.

EchoLogical Totally agree with this! I gave up after awhile because there were a bunch of anecdotes and no real information. I keep thinking I should have kept reading but it really felt like a chore. 6y
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Librarianaut
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Happy Recommendations Day! I urge all humans to read this book. Seriously, it would make the world s better place. Dweck gets to the source of motivation- and teaches you how to understand yourself and others better as well as how to change your outlook to one of a "growth" mindset.

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Jebpix
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Really enjoyed listening to this. Powerful insights for personal development, parenting, and/or leading a team. Now striving to have and model a growth mindset. :)