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Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential Paperback – January 12, 2017
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- Publisher : DO NOT USE; 6th edition (January 12, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 147213995X
- ISBN-13 : 978-2133487514
- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.83 x 0.87 x 5.08 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is not written as a story that can end with a conclusion so it is the same if one read only one chapter instead of the whole book. I never arrived to feel hooked and as soon as I finished it I bought "Extreme Ownership" and with only few pages of the introduction I have already the feeling of emotion and interest that I look in a book.
This book is a true gem. It helps the reader undermine the victim mentality to the core, and provides with many examples of the difference that having a fixed mindset has compared to the journey implied in having a growth mindset.
We all are a mix of both mindset, and it is up to us to recognize and control where we are in our life, and what is the dominant mindset. This book gives concrete action steps to take to chip at the fixed mindset, and to install the growth mindset mentality which is what makes us improve in all we do in our lives.
Because age and skills don’t matter when the right mindset, the growth mindset, is allowed to make us flourish.
A must read, truly inspirational. And now it’s time to start the journey. Now.
On the other hand I think the author uses too many examples to the point it becomes repetitive and boring.
My point is in e to have a growth mindset you need to believe (core mindset) to something that makes you grow, and that believe need to be fixed, otherwise, you'll end up stop grow because your belief has changed to something fixed.
But, overall this book is spectacular, it has helped me a lot with a new way of thinking and new terminology to describe a kind of mindset.
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This book has salient information for everyone but the delivery is so laboured, it's easy to miss. You can get the gist by reading the summary at the end of each chapter and speeding through the final chapter (8), skipping around 75%.
Definitely buy this book if:
* you like your information delivered slowly in a narrative form and repeated
* you have a big interest in US sports
* you find social proof persuasive or motivating.
"How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams would be a suitable replacement and is a much better investment of time.
Was mich etwas gestört hat: Ihr Buch beginnt Frau Dweck mit den Worten "No book has ever explained this mindset and shown people how to make use of it in their lives." - das entspricht nicht der Realität. Von der Philosophie der Antike (besonders die Stoiker) über Nietzsche bis hin zu Psychologen wie Kazimierz Dabrowski: Das Gedankengut findet sich bereits bei vielen anderen Menschen und in vielen anderen Büchern, bloß sind diese nicht so modern und haben keinen griffigen Titel wie "growth mindset". Der Nobelpreisträger Santiago Ramón y Cajal meinte vor hundert Jahren schon: "Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain." Das ist im Wesentlichen die Botschaft des Buches, deren Bedeutung dann durch viele Beispiele erläutert wird. Hier hätte ich mir wenigstens eine andeutungsweise historische Einordnung gewünscht.
Zusammenfassend: Wer sich mal einen Vortrag von Dweck angehört hat und lesen möchte, wie das growth mindset in verschiedenen Situationen konkret aussieht, um ein besseres Verständnis zu erlangen, der kann das Buch guten Gewissens kaufen. Man kann hier durchaus etwas lernen, auch wenn an Theorie vergleichen mit ihren TED Talks nicht so viel dazu kommt.
Or try and make a difference. In your work life, your personal life, how you deal with colleagues, your friends, family and your children. This book is not a "tickbox" or a "top ten things you need to do" and the reason for this, is that the change has to come from within you. This book purley is a catalyst to empower you to make that change. I've purchased a copy for all my friends for Christmas.