bookmate game
Worth Books

Summary and Analysis of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Carol Dweck’s book.
Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.
This short summary and analysis of Mindset includes: Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsProfiles of the main charactersDetailed timeline of eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original workAbout Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck:
Why do some people flourish when faced with a challenge, while others crumble? This is the question that has defined Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck’s decades of research, resulting in her ground-breaking theory of mindset. Dweck believes that talent and intelligence do not tell the full story about one’s ability to achieve. Instead, what determines personal success is whether one has a fixed or growth mindset; the first is a belief that our qualities and strengths cannot be altered, and the second way of thinking supports the idea that they can change over time.
Based on meticulous research, and with anecdotes about successful CEOs, athletes, artists, and educators who achieved greatness through attitude as much as ability, Mindset offers new ways of thinking about motivation and personal development.
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
61 printed pages
Original publication
Publication year
Worth Books
Have you already read it? How did you like it?


  • b1858512785shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

  • Lozkoshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading


  • Dima Rassamakhahas quoted2 years ago
    Dweck argues that there are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset, which dictates that our ability to achieve is unchangeable, and a growth mindset, which says that we can improve our abilities through challenging work and practice. The fixed mindset makes our failures personal; we, as opposed to our actions, are not good enough. The growth mindset believes that persistence, hard work, and an openness to criticism are exactly what help us improve.
  • Aleksandra Desenkohas quoted6 years ago
    Self-compassion is a key component of willpower.
  • Aleksandra Desenkohas quoted6 years ago
    Everyone needs praise, but it’s important to praise effort rather than ability.

On the bookshelves

Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)