Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, drawing upon decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset.
The Amazon.com summary of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success says:
Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes it clear why praising intelligence and ability don't foster self-esteem or lead to accomplishment--but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–both personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and resilience that are the basis of great accomplishment in every area.