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About Mindset Book

From the renowned psychologist who introduced the world to “growth mindset” comes this updated edition of the million-copy bestseller—featuring transformative insights into redefining success, building lifelong resilience, and supercharging self-improvement.

“Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes


“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.

In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

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Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Benjamin Barber

"I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures... I divide the world into the learners and non-learners."

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Mindsets are powerful beliefs

Mindsets are powerful beliefs

Mindsets are just beliefs; powerful ones, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change them.

Just by being aware of the two mindsets (fixed and growth), you can start thinking and reacting in different ways. It’s also important to realize that even if people have a fixed mindset, they’re not always in that mindset. Many people have elements of both.

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The fixed mindset

The fixed mindset

  • Having a fixed mindset means believing that your qualities are carved in stone. This creates an urgency to prove yourself all the time.
  • People with a fixed mindset expect ability to show up on its own before any learning takes place.
  • Some of us are formed in this mindset from childhood. As soon as children become able to assess themselves, some of them become afraid of challenges. They become afraid of not being smart.

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Mindset is one of my favourite books. It really changed my view and mindset on a lot of things.

Introduction

Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control to foster success. Her theory of the two mindsets- the fixed mindset and growth mindset and the difference they make in outcomes is incredibly powerful.

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Fixed Mindset

Your view of yourself can determine everything. If you believe that your qualities are unchangeable — the fixed mindset — you will want to prove yourself correct over and over rather than learning from your mistakes.

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Growth Mindset

This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Changing our beliefs can have a powerful impact. The growth mindset creates a powerful passion for learning. 

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1.1 The Two Mindsets

1.1 The Two Mindsets

There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed.

A. The Fixed Mindset

Our view of ourselves can determine everything. If we believe that our qualities are unchangeable — the fixed mindset — we will want to prove ourselves correct over and over rather than learning from our mistakes.

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1.2 The Two Mindsets

1.2 The Two Mindsets

B. The Growth Mindset

The passion for stretching ourselves and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.

In short, having a growth mindset is essential for success. The growth mindset creates a powerful passion for learning.

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Fixed Mindset In Detail

Fixed Mindset In Detail

Intelligence is static. Leads to a desire, to look smart and therefore a tendency to...

  • Challenges: avoid challenges
  • Obstacles: give up easily
  • Effort: see effort as fruitless or worse
  • Criticism: ignore useful negative feedback
  • Success of Others: feel threatened by the success of others

As a result, they may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential.

All this confirms as deterministic view of the world.

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The truth about ability & Accomplishment

The truth about ability & Accomplishment

Why some people achieve more & some achieve less than expected?

The key to answering this is mobilizing our resources for learning & not for protecting our egos...the low-effort syndrome. Working hard isn't something that makes us vulnerable (to possible failure & so...judgment), it makes you smarter.

Prodigies or not, we all have interests that can blossom into abilities. With the right mindset & right teaching, people are capable of a lot more than we think - the potential to develop.

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Where do Mindsets come from

Where do Mindsets come from

How we interpret whatever we see or experience in the world around and within us is called our mindset. It's a very powerful influencer on what course our life takes.

And some of the factors that affect in a big way the kind of mindset (fixed or growth) we develop are -

  • Being judged and labeled.
  • How are friends, colleagues, and other people in our life usually react to situations or things.
  • How the people we look up to for guidance speak of intelligence, talent, learning, success, & failure.

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Fixed vs. Growth mindset

Fixed vs. Growth mindset

  • When success means being smart and failure being dumb, it stunts potential & possibilities in life. Growth mindset helps you love challenges, learn from mistakes, enjoy effort, seek new strategies, and keep learning....basically the main ingredients for meaningful success.
  • With a fixed mindset, the only goal of education becomes prove worth, competence, intelligence...about the label. But growth mindset is about believing people can develop their abilities. It's about setting high standards but offering a nurturing environment too where it's possible to learn, think, and make your own decisions.
  • Focusing on the ability to learn rather than on intelligence and talent, encourages a growth mindset. Praising intelligence & talent makes confidence volatile...because it puts the source of motivation on external validation.

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The idea is that we expand our mind be find new approaches to teach itself to produce greater energy to produce great results!

“The power of people’s belief’s "

“The power of people’s belief’s "

The idea is that we expand our mind be find new approaches to teach itself to produce greater energy to produce great reasults .

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Why Do People Differ ?

  1. Experiences, training & personal effort .
  2. Physical differences ( bumps on skull , the size and shape of the skull
  3. Genetics & Environment although the specific degree to which each one plays a part often depends on the specific personality trait in question.
  4. Strong differences in people’s background.

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Parallel Mindsets ! What Works For You?

  • Either you become the person you want to be and whether you can accomplish the things you value .
  • Certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, a certain moral character- well then you’d better prove that you have a healthy dose of them .
  • Challenge yourself to recognise the value of challenging themselves and the importance of effort.
  • Your qualities are carved in stone leads to a host of thoughts and actions. Qualities are cultivated to different thoughts and Actions !

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The book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol S. Dweck holds significant importance for personal development and growth.

MINDSET

MINDSET

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" explores the concept of mindset and its impact on personal growth and achievement. The book introduces two main types of mindsets: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.

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Fixed Mindset

Fixed Mindset

People with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits that cannot be changed. They tend to avoid challenges, fear failure, and view effort as fruitless since they believe their abilities are predetermined. They often seek validation and are more concerned with looking smart than with learning.

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

In contrast, people with a growth mindset believe that their abilities can be developed and improved through dedication, effort, and learning. They embrace challenges, see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and believe that effort leads to mastery. They understand that intelligence and talent can be developed through perseverance and continuous learning.

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The Fixed Mindset

The Fixed Mindset

The fixed mindset describes people who think their intelligence, talents and personalities are fixed abilities that are unchangeable and can't grow over time.

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NOURA

With the right mindset,

we can't lose,

we either practice

what we've learned,

or we learn

what we need to practice.

NOURA

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Problems of the Fixed Mindset

Problems of the Fixed Mindset

  • Lower self-knowledge
  • Limited view
  • No risk-taking
  • Causes unhealthy competition
  • Hypersensitive to lack and scarcity

«I'm either good at it or not.»

«I dislike and avoide challenges because I'm afraid of failure.»

«I don't like criticism. It's like beeing attaked.»

«Failure is the limit of my abilities.»

«I give up when I get stuck.»

«I expect reward without even trying.»

«I don't like it when others are successful.»

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The author

  1. The New Psychology of Success
  2. Dr. Carol Dweck, a Professor of psychology at Stanford University, 

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Core Concept

Core Concept

There are 2 mindset, that ability is something inherent that only needs to be demonstrated, or you believe that ability can be developed

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Two Mindsets

  1. Fixed Mindset
  2. Growth Mindset

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Here are some idea that you should know why fix mindset and growth mindset matters and apply it in your life to grow and not be stuck in a place . Became more confidence and grow your chances of a successful life

Fixed mindset vs growth mindset

Fixed mindset vs growth mindset

The people who have Fix mindset focuses on result

but people with growth mindset focuses on learning and growing

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Mindset In Rel

Mindset In Rel

Fix mindset things that love don't need afford like your family or in a relationship you don't need efforts it will automatically be comfortable

but in reality

What growth mindset people will do acknowledge what is going wrong with the relationships to improve it rather than ignoring it or avoiding

It's not like they don't feel pain they also feel pain but the try to learn from it

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Great Leaders

Athletes with growth mindset tends to be more successful in life then fix mindset

This quality of believing in growth mind set is also normal in great leaders

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The Process of Change

Change isn't like surgery. Even when you change, the old beliefs aren't just removed and replaced with new ones. The new beliefs take their place among the old and as they get stronger they give you new ways to think, feel and act.

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Initiative

Vowing, even intense vowing is useless. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan. Think about the when, where and how.

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Step 1 of the Journey to the Growth Mindset

Embrace your fixed mindset. We are all a mixture of growth and fixed mindsets and we need to acknowledge it.

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