I found a book that will guide my coaching efforts. My mantra this year is “Stop dreaming. Start doing.” But, I know that taking action is tough for some people. Mindset delivers clear concepts and action items that will help me to help others accomplish their goals. If you are like me, you will recognize yourself. You will recognize your colleagues. You will recognize your loved ones. This is the kind of book that mad me say aloud “that is so true!”
In Mindset, Carol Dweck establishes the concept of two mindsets: the growth mindset and the fixed mindset.
The fixed mindset believes that whatever talent we are born with is the only talent we will have. It says that if we have to apply effort to achieve something, it wasn’t meant to be.
The growth mindset says that we can change our talents with effort. This mindset relies on the “power of yet.” Every experience, every risk, every setback gets us one step closer to our potential.
I highly recommend this book if you have had trouble setting and/or achieving goals. It is also has great advice for parents, spouses, friends, and bosses of fixed mindset sufferers.
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my colleague and friend, Bud, for recommending this powerful book to me.