Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Author: Dr Carol S. Dweck
Genre: Psychology / Self-help
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 277; Price: Rs 399

If you feel like reading something life-changing, go for Mindset, a powerful book written by Carol S. Dweck, a widely-known researcher in the fields of personality, social psychology and developmental psychology. In her book, she primarily focuses on two categories of mindsets, the ‘fixed’ and the ‘growth’. We have often heard that our thoughts are powerful enough to impact the circumstances in our daily lives. Carol Dweck has not only confirmed it through various studies, but also shows us a way to make the most out of her research.

We often find it challenging to detect the hindrances in the path of success. But what we fail to realise is that the biggest obstruction is in our mind itself, a type of mindset, to be precise.

Carol Dweck has made an effort to widen the perspective of the readers by negating commonly-established wrong beliefs. One such belief is the one where students are categorised as ‘smart’ and ‘dumb’. She believes in continuous effort rather than fixed traits and labels. Similarly, she explains how parents, coaches and mentors lead children to develop the wrong mindset (not intentionally), which affects different aspects of their lives negatively. Briefly, this book is a guide to success for anyone possessing goals.

Mindset was an eye-opener for a teenager like me who cannot stop hitting herself for even a minute setback in life. I hope it will be for you too!

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Lauren Prem is a 19-year-old student from Chennai.

Lauren Prem

Lauren Prem is a 19-year-old student from Chennai.