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Mindset: Changing The Way You Think To Fulfill Your Potential

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Grow your mindset

Well, maybe the people with the growth mindset don’t think they’re Einstein or Beethoven, but aren’t they more likely to have inflated views of their abilities and try for things they’re not capable of? In fact, studies show that people are terrible at estimating their abilities. Recently, we set out to see who is most likely to do this. Sure, we found that people greatly misestimated their performance and their ability. But it was those with the fixed mindset who accounted for almost all the inaccuracy. The people with the growth mindset were amazingly accurate.

When you think about it, this makes sense. If, like those with the growth mindset, you believe you can develop yourself, then you’re open to accurate information about your current abilities, even if it’s unflattering. What’s more, if you’re oriented toward learning, as they are, you need accurate information about your current abilities in order to learn effectively. However, if everything is either good news or bad news about your precious traits—as it is with fixed-mindset people—distortion almost inevitably enters the picture. Some outcomes are magnified, others are explained away, and before you know it you don’t know yourself at all.

Howard Gardner, in his book Extraordinary Minds, concluded that exceptional individuals have “a special talent for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses.” It’s interesting that those with the growth mindset seem to have that talent.

Book Details

Pages

288 Pages

Language

English

Released

2018

1.    THE MINDSETS

Why Do People Differ?

What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsets

A View from the Two Mindsets

So, What’s New?

Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations?

What’s in Store

2.    INSIDE THE MINDSETS

Is Success About Learning—Or Proving You’re Smart?

Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failure

Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effort

Questions and Answers

3.    THE TRUTH ABOUT ABILITY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT

Mindset and School Achievement

Is Artistic Ability a Gift?

The Danger of Praise and Positive Labels

Negative Labels and How They Work

4.    SPORTS: THE MINDSET OF A CHAMPION

The Idea of the Natural

“Character”

What Is Success?

What Is Failure?

Taking Charge of Success

What Does It Mean to Be a Star?

Hearing the Mindsets

5.    BUSINESS: MINDSET AND LEADERSHIP

Enron and the Talent Mindset

Organizations That Grow

A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions

Leadership and the Fixed Mindset

Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Action

Growth-Mindset Leaders in Action

A Study of Group Processes

Groupthink Versus We Think

The Praised Generation Hits the Workforce

Are Negotiators Born or Made?

Corporate Training: Are Managers Born or Made?

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Organizational Mindsets

6.    RELATIONSHIPS: MINDSETS IN LOVE (OR NOT)

Relationships Are Different

Mindsets Falling in Love

The Partner as Enemy

Competition: Who’s the Greatest?

Developing in Relationships

Friendship

Shyness

Bullies and Victims: Revenge Revisited

7.    PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COACHES: WHERE DO MINDSETS COME FROM?

Parents (and Teachers): Messages About Success and Failure

Teachers (and Parents): What Makes a Great Teacher (or Parent)?

Coaches: Winning Through Mindset

False Growth Mindset

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