Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential is a must-read. Based on decades of research, she discovered fundamental, yet revolutionary truths about the power of the mind. I absolutely loved her book.
For me, it was breathtaking to read because it gives people hope. For anyone who’s ever been told that they couldn’t do something because they were not smart or clever or athletic, Dweck’s research disputes that.
Her research debunks conventional beliefs about being born smart and talented as a measure of likely success and achievements. How we view ourselves and our abilities and talents, Dweck discovered, carries more influence.
The mind is powerful. Our attitudes towards ourselves matter.
Here are a few quotes from Dweck’s Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential on the topic of ability and character.