The discussion of growth mindset has been really popular lately. I say this because both my school, and my wife’s school gave us each a copy of Carol Dweck’s book as summer reading. In the downtime between my honeymoon trip to South East Asia I read Carol Dweck’s book Mindset as part of the Coast2Coast reading project. The book brought a lot of ideas about how people’s minds are set, or what types of thinking patterns they lend themselves towards, and how they ultimately lead to success. You don’t need to read the entire book to understand the concepts behind it (You can probably get by with chapters 1,2& 7, and maybe also 3 & 8).
What Is This Mindset Stuff?
In the book, Dweck sets out two options for mindsets. Fixed, someone who thinks that their ability is innate and unchangable, and growth who believes that their abilites can be changed through learning and effort. This a brief explanation of this concept that is really diverse, but for a more detailed explanation you can watch this Ted Talk from Eduardo Briceno: