The Psychology of Success
On Sale: February 1, 2006
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is one of those rare books that can help you make positive
your life and at the same time see the world in a new
expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has
discovered in more than twenty years of research that our
not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental
explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes
our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise
ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our
Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic
have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and
set in stone-either you have them or you don't. You must
over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all
costs. This is
the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset,
however, you know
that talents can be developed and that great abilities are
time. This is the path of opportunity-and success.
demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood
every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from
parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all
literature, science, sports, business-apply the growth
achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us
how we can
change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true
fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of
applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and
executives see how they can promote the growth mindset.
Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset
breaks new ground as itleads you to change how you feel
about yourself and your future.
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