The New Psychology Of Success Essay

1352 Words Nov 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
In Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Dr. Carol Dweck, Ph.D. did a phenomenal job of theorizing the correlation between success and an individual’s mindset. She started off with the main theme and theory of the book which was an individual’s mindset plays a large factor in their successes. Dr. Dweck categorized the two mindsets into “fixed” mindset and “growth” mindset. The ultimate theme of this book was that an individual’s mindset could determine whether or not he or she achieves their full potential. Dr. Dweck makes this theory universal by applying it to various scenarios. It reports instances about parenting, relationships, and business success. She used real life applications which made this book not only informative but practical as well.
My initial reaction to this book was that it was your basic self-help book about conceptions of success. After reading it, I realized that it was much more. This book captured how modern day society is taught to think about challenges and how that leads to success. This was explained throughout the book as individuals with a “fixed” mindset as those who desire to look smart and therefore avoid conflict and feels threatened by the success of others. On the other hand, the “growth” mindset teaches individuals to embrace challenges, learn from criticism and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. This concept was applied to parenting, relationships, school, and business. The…

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