Mindset matters


It  seems like the line \”Attitude is everything\” is sometimes overused and misapplied, but Carol Dweck\’s Mindset gives the reader a better way to think about the power of their mind. Dweck draws the line of success between those who mostly adopt a \”fixed\” mindset, and those who mostly adopt a \”growth\” mindset.\"\"While anyone can take on either mindset, the person with a growth mindset will be more successful because they embrace change, understand that discomfort is temporary, take a long-term view, and are more resilient in going for their goalsThis mindset-binary has become very popular, and there\’s a lot out there to learn more about it. However, I appreciated reading the OG book because Dweck gives great examples of these mindsets in action. The four hours spent reading the book has gone a long way for me better remembering and practicing a growth mindset so the two years since I read the book. Here are some of my notes and quotes from Mindset:

\”opening yourself up to growth makes you more yourself\”\”Many people with the fixed mindset think the world needs to change, not them. They feel entitled to something better – a better job, house, or spouse.\”\”Change can be tough, but I\’ve never heard anyone say it wasn\’t worth it\”\”People are terrible at estimating their abilities\”\”the growth mindset does allow people to love what they\’re doing – an to continue to love it in the face of difficulties\”\”I don\’t divide the world into weak and strong, or the successes and failures… I divide the world into the learners and the non-learners\” – Benjamin Barber\”I believe ability can get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there\” – John Wooden

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