What Having a Growth Mindset Actually Means

Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Stanford University. She published an extremely important book titled Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Even If you can’t find time to read her book, I strongly recommend an article she wrote in The Harvard Business Review. Professor Dweck perfected an easy way to teach what having a growth mindset actually means.

Professor Dweck seems to be concerned that businesses (TEAMS) and individuals are confusing a false “growth mindset” with a real “growth mindset”. If you read and study her words carefully, you will reap major rewards. Professor Dweck provides an excellent example of wasting no words as she explains the need for people to focus carefully on reality.

“Growth verses Fixed” mindset is an important topic. “False verses Real” is equally important. Professor Dweck says; “People sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to reap their benefits”. In her short Harvard article, she provides three popular misconceptions that seem to flourish in 2017. In Professor Dweck’s books she helps readers focus on the new psychology of success!

I strongly recommend Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.