Posts Tagged ‘Mindset’


Monday, July 28th, 2008

One of my many favorite books is Mindset, by Dr. Carol Dweck. I highly recommend you read it. In the book, Dweck suggests that people have two different mindsets: a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset.

MindsetA fixed mindset is one where a person sees things as set in stone (to some extent), and things are what they are. For example, a person with a fixed mindset believes that he or she was born with a certain level of intelligence, and that it won’t change.

A person with a growth mindset, on the other hand, sees the opportunity to constantly grow and improve. He or she does not feel limited by what they were or were not born with.

What I love about Mindset is that it talks about people in a variety of situations, from business to sports, and from parenting to relationships. And in each situation, Dweck provides examples of fixed and growth mindset people, and more importantly, what can contribute to each “personality”.

As I read Mindset, I recognized myself in a number of areas, both fixed and growth. Typically, I’m a very growth mindset type of person, but even so, there are situations where I realize that I have a fixed mindset to some extent.

It’s also interesting what types of things can trigger and develop a fixed or growth mindset in a person. Read the book, and I guarantee you’ll start to think more about what you say to your fellow workers, your employees, your children, your spouse… everyone. You will definitely become more aware, and that’s always a good thing. At least, that’s what my growth mindset tells me!

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