Book Review – MINDSET – The New Psychology of Success

Joelle K Marquis recommends this book and offers this excerpt:

 

“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 smart, average, or dumb—and stays that way for life.  But new research shows 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.

When you learn new things, these tiny connections in the brain actually multiply and get stronger.  The more that you challenge your mind to learn, the more your brain cells grow.  Then, things that you once found very hard or even impossible — like speaking a foreign language or doing algebra– seem to become easy.  The result is a stronger, smarter brain.”

Mindset – The New Psychology of Success

by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

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