The Growth Mindset Culture: Books for Creating Mindsets that Foster Growth
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ― Gustave Flaubert
Flaubert had it right. We must read in order to live. In order to live the best life possible, we must surround ourselves and soak ourselves into books that don’t just entertain us or educate us but change the way we think.
Today, we have for you, the top 3 mindset books to help you live a life where rigidity and a fixed mindset don’t exist. Where the success you want is the success you create.
No list of books on growth mindset can be complete with the amazing, path-breaking book by Carol Dweck who literally pioneered this concept and explains in this book why it is not just abilities and talent that bring success but also whether we approach life with a fixed or a growth mindset. Dweck provides a checklist to assess oneself and also, offers the good news that a mindset is not set and that one can at any time, learn to use growth mindset for success and joy. However, this book is not a light read. It is serious, practical and packed with information.
Journalist and bestselling author, Daniel Coyle offers tools and techniques to parents, teachers, coaches, and entrepreneurs that will help them unlock greatness and grow talent by tapping into the brain’s mechanisms. The book combines analysis with examples to illustrate how 3 key practices work to change the way one thinks, acts and accomplishes success in life.
In this book that fosters growth mindset, award-winning social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson provides counterintuitive insights, stories, and science-based facts that help you to build willpower, set goals and learn techniques to motivate kids, employees or your own self.
Halvorson focuses on encouraging the reader to think positively about goals but realistically about the effort involved in reaching and accomplishing those goals. She provides actionable advice to set realistic goals, avoid obstacles and develop the willpower needed to achieve them.
Additional Reading on Growth Mindset
These 3 books are a great stepping stone for anyone wanting to start creating a growth mindset. Which one will YOU be reading this month?