Review: Mindset, the New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck

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Are You Wired for Failure or Success?

Have you ever heard someone say—or perhaps said yourself—phrases like these?

  • “That’s just the way I am.”
  • “I’ve always been that way.”
  • “I’ve never been good at ____.”

What is isn’t what has to be. The good news is that things that hold us back from doing and being more than we are… from achieving our dreams, can be changed.

Some people are born with it or taught from childhood. Others need to learn how to break free of limiting beliefs that can create mental barriers to moving forward.

What is your mindset?  There are two distinct kinds, and the one you choose can make all the difference in success or failure, and your ultimate happiness and life satisfaction.

The problem is that the majority of people don’t choose. Most of us are products of our environment and upbringing and may not even be aware of our mindset and it’s effect on us.

The good news is that we can change our mindset in an instant.

Carol Dweck does a fantastic job in her landmark book of keeping the reader engaged while revealing compelling findings from her years of research, on the attitudes and perspectives that make all the difference between those who thrive, and those who do not.

Mindset conditioning is as relevant to individuals as it is to mega corporations.  If you feel like you’re not making the kind of progress you’d like to make, it may be your mindset.

You Will Love Mindset!

We highly recommend Carol Dweck’s book, mindset. It’s a family favorite and one of the books most recommended to my coaching clients. If you own a business and have employees, we highly recommend you gift it to each employee and follow up with meetings to discuss the book. This will not only help guarantee that your team reads it but it will help turn employees into growth minded team players.

Since we spend so much time sitting at the computer writing and reading, the last thing I want to do in my free time is sit more to read. But I love to read. The solution my entire family loves that has exponentialized how much “reading” we can do is audiobooks and podcasts.

Listening to audiobooks turns menial tasks into moments of learning and inspiration.

I start each morning listening to audiobooks or podcasts while getting ready, while doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, walking and driving. This allows me to “read” one more books per week! I love this because being the autodidactic polymath that I am, each day is a classroom of favorite subjects… classrooms with out walls.

The only drawback in reading so much, and perhaps more so audio than actually reading physical books, is that I often forget which book it was that I got this or that gem from. However, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. With audiobooks, as compared to tuning into the radio, for instance, we get to choose what we feed our mind.

We get to choose what we feed our mind, and what we choose, makes all the difference.

For Mindset, by Carol Dweck on audiobook you can get it on Amazon, or on iTunes.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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