In this episode, I discuss the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dweck.
I think you guys are going to be surprised about the nuanced ways we reinforce a fixed mindset mentality rather than encouraging our kids to truly succeed and grow.
Dr. Carol Dweck and the difference between fixed and growth mindset
Dr. Dweck invites us to dump the overpraising and everyone gets a trophy mentality - the false self-esteem movement
This is not about telling kids they can do anything; overpraising creates false hopes without a plan and that will lead to a fixed mindset and a dead-end
It’s about helping kids gain the skills and find the resources to make progress toward their goals.
We are all a combo of fixed and growth mindset and understanding what triggers our fixed mindset.
Dr. Dweck teaches us that our measurement for success and what we have thought motivated our kids to grow into achievers has been wrong
We’ve been very focused on external motivators and threats, which might work temporarily but ultimately sabotage long-term success
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