I am just about halfway through the book, but am finding it to be amazing. Dr. Dweck outlines two different mindsets which people hold, beliefs really, and the remarkable differences between how these people approach life. What’s more, she asserts that one can choose a mindset which can aid achievement and development of one’s life.
The contrasts between a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset” are rather simple, but very profound and powerful. As we nurture the lives of coaches and competitors, we have opportunities to either feed their fixed mindsets and thereby perpetuate their protection of mediocrity, or we can feed a growth mindset and thereby encourage their work ethic, their productive habits and help them achieve more than previously assumed.
After reading the first chapter, I sent a text message about the book to my friend, Coach Joe Ehrmann. Joe was quick to affirm the value of the book and its message to those who seek to achieve highly in the world of sport.