Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Summary

Carol S. Dweck
- 2006
This book is good to read when you feel excited, motivated.

Key Takeaways

  1. A fixed mindset limits growth; a growth mindset unlocks potential.
  2. Challenges and failures are opportunities for growth rather than signs of unintelligence or failure.
  3. Praising effort rather than innate talent encourages the development of a growth mindset.
  4. Anyone can adopt a growth mindset at any point in life through conscious effort and self-awareness.


Dweck distinguishes between fixed and growth mindsets, explaining how each affects learning, resilience, and success.

She uses research and anecdotes to show how the growth mindset leads to greater achievement and satisfaction in life.

The book provides strategies for developing a growth mindset in various areas of life, including education, work, and relationships.

Dweck encourages readers to reassess their views on effort, challenge, and failure, advocating for a fundamental shift in how we approach learning and obstacles.

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