Mindset Carol Dweck Analysis

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Carol Dweck, the author of the book entitled “Mindset”, did a great job of portraying her inquisitive thoughts throughout the book. Also, the book was informative and made me wonder about my “mindset” and my life in the future. Dweck, throughout the book, explains that mindsets start early as a child and perseveres into adulthood. She explains that this mindset can drive many aspects of our lives going from parenting and being in relationships to sports, school, and work. Most of the book which stands out to me, is the author’s encouragement to her readers, that anyone can change their mindset at any time, age, or state of mind in their life. It may be very difficult for some people, but it can be done and it is well worth it. Carol Dweck provokes readers to pursue reading the rest of her book when she states, “Much of what you think of as your personality actually grows out of this “mindset.” Much of what may be preventing you from fulfilling your potential grows out of it” (xi). This quote makes readers want to continue reading because it not only makes the reader wonder, it makes them want to find out what the rest of the book is about. My initial thought of this sentence was…show more content…
In the quote, “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them” (Dweck 7)? Dweck insists that the reader thinks about this question thoughtfully. What this question is saying is, while having a “fixed mindset”, people waste their time trying to prove their greatness. While opposingly, having a “growth mindset” people choose to spend their time trying to improve. In this chapter Dweck spends a lot of time on the topic of the two mindsets, fixed and growth. She analyzes each and explains why and how they are different. Also, she writes why it’s better to have a “growth mindset” opposed to the “fixed
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