Feb. 13, 2022

Season 2 - Episode #7 - Mindset: How To Go From A Fixed Mindset To A Growth Mindset By Dr. Carol S. Dweck

Season 2 - Episode #7 - Mindset: How To Go From A Fixed Mindset To A Growth Mindset By Dr. Carol S. Dweck

In this Episode, I we will be reviewing the audible book “Mindset: How To Go From A Fixed Mindset To A Growth Mindset ” By Dr. Carol S. Dweck. This audible book will teach you how to go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset in order to win in life.


In this Episode, I we will be reviewing the audible book “Mindset: How To Go From A Fixed Mindset To A Growth Mindset ” By Dr. Carol S. Dweck. This audible book will teach you how to go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset in order to win in life.

Steps To Change From A Fixed Mindset To A Growth Mindset: 

  • Chapter 1: The Mindsets
  • Chapter 2: Inside The Mindsets
  • Chapter 3: The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment
  • Chapter 4: Sports: The Mindset Of Champions
  • Chapter 5: Business: Mindset and Leadership
  • Chapter 6: Relationships: Mindsets In Love (Or Not)
  • Chapter 7: Parents, Teachers, and Coaches
  • Chapter 8: Changing Mindsets

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Transcript

Hello, Self Developers and welcome to The Patrick Kelly Podcast for Self-Development, where I will be reviewing  audible books on Self-Development that can change your life for the better this year, and years to come. It is said that if we keep on doing what we always did, we will keep on getting what we always got. In other words, to change our output, we first have to change our input.

Today is February 13, 2022, and This is Episode 7 of Season 2, and today we will be reviewing the audible book “Mindset” By Dr. Carol S. Dweck. This audible book will teach you how to go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset in order to win in life.  

Chapter 1: The Mindsets: A few modern  philosophers assert that an individual’s intelligence is a  fixed  quantity,  a  quantity  which  cannot  be increased.  We must protest  and  react  against  this  brutal  pessimism.  . . .  With practice, training,  and  above  all,  method,  we  manage  to increase  our  attention,  our  memory,  our  judgment  and  literally  to become more intelligent than we were before.  Scientists are  learning  that  people  have  more  capacity for  lifelong  learning  and  brain  development  than  they  ever  thought. WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR YOU? Research has  shown  that  the  view  you  adopt  for  yourself profoundly  affects  the  way  you  lead  your  life.  It can determine  whether  you become  the  person  you  want  to  be,  and  whether  you  accomplish  the  things you  value. Your “intelligence mindset”  comes  into  play  when  situations  involve  mental ability. Your “personality mindset”  comes  into  play  in  situations  that involve  your  personal  qualities—for  example,  how  dependable, cooperative,  caring,  or  socially  skilled  you  are.  The fixed  mindset makes  you  concerned  with  how  you’ll  be  judged;  the  growth  mindset makes you concerned with improving. You can change your mindset.

Chapter 2: Inside The Mindsets: There are two meanings  to  ability,  not  one:  a  fixed  ability that  needs  to  be  proven,  and  a  changeable  ability  that  can  be  developed through learning. That’s how the  mindsets  are  born. When  you  enter  a  mindset,  you  enter  a  new  world.  In  one  world—the world  of  fixed  traits—success  is  about  proving  you’re  smart  or  talented. Validating  yourself.  In  the  other—the  world  of  changing  qualities—it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. In  one  world,  effort  is  a  bad  thing.  It,  like  failure,  means  you’re  not smart  or  talented.  If  you  were,  you  wouldn’t  need  effort.  In  the  other  world, effort is what  makes  you smart or talented. You  have  a  choice.  Mindsets  are  just  beliefs.  They’re  powerful  beliefs, but  they’re  just  something  in  your  mind,  and  you  can  change  your  mind.

Chapter 3: The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment: People who have a growth mindset completely take charge of their learning and motivation. People who have a fixed mindset feel that they cannot learn and are unmotivated to change. What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn, if provided with the appropriate prior and current conditions of learning. The fixed mindset limits achievement. It fills people’s minds with interfering thoughts, it makes effort disagreeable, and it leads to inferior learning strategies. The growth mindset lets people, even those who are targets of negative labels, use and develop their minds fully. Their heads are not filled with limiting thoughts, a fragile sense of belonging, and a belief that other people can define them.

Chapter 4: Sports: The Mindset Of Champions: You would think the sports world would have to see the relation between practice and improvement, and between the mind and performance, and stop harping so much on innate physical talent. Yet it’s almost as if they refuse to see. Perhaps it’s because, as Author Malcolm Gladwell suggests, people prize natural endowment over earned ability. As much as our culture talks about individual effort and self-improvement, deep down, he argues, we revere the naturals. We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people, who made themselves extraordinary, through 10,000 hours of deliberate practice and hard work.

Chapter 5: Business: Mindset and Leadership: Jim Collins the author of the book “Good to Great”, set out to discover what made some companies move from being good to being great. What was it that allowed them to make the leap to greatness and stay there, while other, comparable companies just held steady at good? To answer this question, he and his research team embarked on a five-year study. They selected eleven companies whose stock returns had skyrocketed relative to other companies in their industry, and who had maintained this edge for at least fifteen years. They matched each company to another one in the same industry that had similar resources but did not make the leap. He also studied a third group of companies: ones that had made a leap from good to great but did not sustain it. What distinguished the thriving companies from the others? Collins discovered that the companies that sustained their great status had a growth mindset by adopting and learning and were always seeking to hire the best people to scale their businesses, while the companies that went out of business and never went from good to great had a fixed mindset and never learned to hire the best people and adopt to changing times.

Chapter 6: Relationships: Mindsets In Love (Or Not): Mindsets add another dimension. They help us understand even more about why people often don’t learn the skills they need or use the skills they have. Why people throw themselves so hopefully into new relationships, only to undermine themselves. Why love often turns into a battlefield where the carnage is staggering. And, most important, they help us understand why some people are able to build lasting and satisfying relationships. The growth mindset says all of these things can be developed. All you, your partner, and the relationship, are capable of growth and change. The fixed mindset believes if you have to work at building a relationship, it was not meant to be. As with personal achievement, this belief, that success should not need effort, robs people of the very thing they need to make their relationship thrive. It’s probably why so many relationships go stale, because people believe that being in love means never having to do anything taxing.

Chapter 7: Parents, Teachers, and Coaches: Where Do Mindsets Come From: No today to undermine my children, subvert their effort, turn them off learning, and limit their achievement.” Of course not. They think, “I would do anything, give anything, to make my children successful.” Yet many of the things they do boomerang. Their helpful judgments, their lessons, their motivating techniques often send the wrong message. In fact, every word and action can send a message. It tells children, or students, or athletes—how to think about themselves. It can be a fixed- mindset message that says: You have permanent traits and l’m judging them. Or it can be a growth-mindset message that says: You are a developing person and l am committed to your development.

Chapter 8: Changing Mindsets: People with a growth mindset are also constantly monitoring what’s going on, but their internal monologue is not about judging themselves and others in this way. Certainly, they’re sensitive to positive and negative information, but they’re attuned to its implications for learning and constructive action: What can I learn from this? How can I improve? How can I help my partner do this better? Learning about the growth mindset can cause a big shift in the way people think about themselves and their lives. Many people think of the brain as a mystery. They don’t know much about intelligence and how it works. When they do think about what intelligence is, many people believe that a person is born either smart, average, or dumb, and stays that way for life. But new research shows that the brain is more like a muscle, it changes and gets stronger when you use it. And scientists have been able to show just how the brain grows and gets stronger when you learn, and maintain a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset.

Examples of a Fixed Mindset VS. Growth Mindset:

Growth Mindset

Fixed Mindset

Failure is an opportunity to grow

Failure is the limit of my abilities

I can learn to do anything

I’m either good at it or I’m not

Challenges help me grow

I don’t like to be challenged

I’m inspired by the success of others

I am jealous by the success of others

I like to try new things

I stick with the old methods

My effort and attitude determine everything

My abilities determine everything

Question to ask yourself: Do I have a fixed mindset that keeps me stuck where I am in life? Or do I have a growth mindset that states no matter how hard it gets, in some way, in some form, in some fashion, I am going to learn how to get better in order to win!!

Closing Thoughts: On scale of 1 to 5, I would give this audible book, a super duper 5, for teaching the difference between a fixed mindset that keeps you stuck and a growth mindset that helps you to win.

 *To find out more about this audible book, Go To: www.audible.com and download this audible book, or go to www.mindsetworks.com to find out more information about the Author.

*Remember To Subscribe to this Podcast on Your favorite Podcast Platform, so You do not miss an Episode, and also remember to please share this Episode via text or email with Friends and Family and other People that You care about. Follow me on twitter @kellypodcast or Instagram @patrickkelly_podcast

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*If You would like to donate a dollar or more to the support of this Podcast, click the donate button at www.thepatrickkellypodcast.com or go to $patrickkellypodcast on cash app and I will be sure to thank You on the next Episode.