Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Authors: Carol S. Dweck
Learning and perseverance.
“He uncovers the surprising ways in which
parents do—and do not—prepare their
children for adulthood.”
“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” is a ground-breaking book written by psychologist Carol S. Dweck. In this book, Dweck identifies two primary mindsets that shape our lives: a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset”.
People with a fixed mindset tend to believe that their intelligence and talents are static and unchangeable. Due to this, they view failure as a reflection of their capabilities and, as a result, often avoid challenges and give up easily when faced with obstacles. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset believe that abilities can be developed and intelligence can be enhanced through hard work, learning, and perseverance. They are not afraid to embrace challenges, learn from their mistakes, and use failure as an opportunity to grow. Dweck provides a comprehensive exploration into these two mindsets and how they influence various aspects of our lives including education, work, sports, art, and even interpersonal relationships. She encourages her readers to cultivate a growth mindset, which she argues can lead to greater achievement and potential fulfillment.
The book is compelling for its transformative potential. It not only provides a theoretical framework for understanding our behavior and attitude towards learning and growth but also offers practical advice on how to shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. The real-world examples provided by Dweck further highlight the impact of our mindsets on our performance and success.
Overall, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” is an insightful and powerful book. It’s recommended for anyone seeking to overcome obstacles, improve learning potential, and fundamentally transform their approach to life’s challenges.
The Family Navigation Project of the Sunnybrook Foundation was the donation organization for this session. Through 9 sessions, A.I.R. was able to donate a total of $11,000 CAD towards the Family Navigation Project.