Archive for September 23, 2012

Lessons from Mindset

Posted in Random Thoughts, Training, Uncategorized on September 23, 2012 by mboyle1959

I finished Mindset a while ago. I have to admit, it was tough read/ listen. I did a bit of both but, ended up listening to more than I read. I kind of forced my way through it because my friend Mark Verstegen recommended it so highly. I’d call it a tough but worthwhile read. I wanted to share a few things that stood out over the next few weeks. The author, Carol Dweck, makes some great points during the book but you have to stick with it to get to them.

One of the best to me was a two page section on Albert Einstein ( p 55-56). The line that grabbed me was “what set him apart was mindset and drive”. In the previous page Dweck describes Einstein as not a loner in a lab but, a highly successful entrepreneur with a well funded lab and thirty assistants.  However what stood out was Einstein never ending search for improvement, another example of what Dweck calls the growth mindset. If maybe you did what I did, which was start Mindset and put it down, finish it. It will be worth it.