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Part Two: Renowned Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck on "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success"

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Yes. The growth mindset isn't the answer to all of life's problems, but as my research shows (and as tons of letters from readers tell me), it's an important step. It allows you to break free from the concern that challenge is dangerous (because you might not be smart enough to pull it off), that effort is undermining (because smart people don't need so much effort), and that a setback would be devastating (because it will publicly reveal your limited ability). These are concerns that shrink our worlds. A growth mindset offers a larger world, full of so many possibilities--things you've always wanted to try and things you've never even dreamed of. I entered that world and I invite your readers to join me there.

It's amazing to think that something as simple as tweaking our attitude can have a huge impact on the way we regard ourselves and what we are capable of! This was one of the most interesting books I've read in a long time. Thanks so much for talking with me, Carol.

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Part One of my interview with Carol

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success website

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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