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16 Fantastic Books About Growth Mindset

Learn how to expand your fixed opinions about yourself.

Although it sounds very platitudinal and sort-of like a new age gibberish concept, growth mindset is very real. It refers to an approach which aims to help you grow out of your initial preconceptions of someone, for example, you might think:

“I’m not smart”

and be defined by that “fixed” belief.

Growth mindset preaches that once you define something with a negative characterization you should set out to “grow” out of that categorization towards a more positive one. It’s about developing the perseverance and mental fluidity necessary to develop yourself more positively. Growth mindset has infinite upside to its learning and no downside. It can only make you smarter, and here are the best books to learn about it.

#1 Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
This book is about the journey of a Navy Seal and all the hardship the human spirit can endure. This book gives contrast to what is possible towards the impossible. To grow we need to know our limits beyond comfort.

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#2 Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time by Mike Brodsky

Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time by Mike Brodsky
This book shares ideas and strategies for making improvements in many aspects of one’s life. The author suggests many potential actions and behaviors that can help the reader to develop and implement new habits which can lead to better results. Lots of helpful ideas for development and growth, both personally and professionally.

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#3 If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat: Strategies for Long-Term Growth by Leonard Sherman

If You're in a Dogfight, Become a Cat: Strategies for Long-Term Growth by Leonard Sherman
The main thrust of Sherman’s argument in this book is that companies which offer an innovative solution to a long-term problem are the ones which succeed. That might sound like a pretty old-fashioned idea, but Sherman proves how it’s still relevant today by examining some of the most recent disruptors in business who have shaken up their industries by adopting novel, but pretty simple ideas – think Uber and Netflix, for example.

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#4 Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
This book is for anyone who is looking to succeed. It shows you that the secret to achieving your goals is based on your grit, as the author likes to call it. It’s the combination of your persistence and passion. That’s all you need to succeed.

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#5 Mindset – The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck

Mindset - The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck
Carol Dweck is a world renowned psychologist who has traveled the world speaking to individuals about the idea of success in business, relationships and parenting. This book explains the thinking process behind those who are highly successful. She explains how humans can succeed at any goal they are trying to achieve so long as the belief lies within our talents and abilities. You will be inspired and motivated to pursue your dreams and be left with the skills to do so.

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#6 The Expertise Economy by Kelly Palmer

The Expertise Economy by Kelly Palmer
Keeping your skills in sync with fast-changing markets is the biggest challenge of our time. For companies and their employees (aka you) to succeed, you need to focus on building skills for the future. The Expertise Economy shows how the most forward-thinking companies big and small are transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage.

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#7 Maximize Your Super Powers Vol. 1 by Capri Cruz PhD

Maximize Your Super Powers Vol. 1 by Capri Cruz Phd
This book is recommended because the author, who is a survivor of foster care and homelessness, discussed various “growth mindset” approaches she took to overcome her past, which led her into a FABULOUS future of her own design. (FABULOUS is also a reference to her 1st book “From Foster Care to FABULOUS: An Imperative Movement).

Maximize Your Super Powers is deliberately rooted in growth mindset approaches because it took a growth mindset for the author to create such a drastic change for her life, which is evident in Chapter 2: The Superpower Inherent in your Awareness, Chapter 6: The Superpower of Using What Ails You to Advance You, and Chapter 20: The Superpower of Seeing Opportunity Everywhere; philosophies many people are unaware of that can radically change their lives.

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#8 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold

177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold
Bruce Lee once said to never pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a tough one. He would have loved this book. All the growth mindset techniques are futile without the mental toughness to see them through to completion. After interviewing hundreds of leaders, the author distills the mindset of those that have grown into success, and organizes them into easy-to-digest pieces. One of my top 5 books of all time. I highly recommend the author-narrated audio book.

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#9 The Agile Learner by James Anderson

The Agile Learner by James Anderson
I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to think that Growth Mindset is just another way of describing perseverance. However, it’s far more than stick-to-it-iveness. The Agile Learner explains the nuances of the mindset continuum in a way that provides concrete, practical strategies to increase mental flexibility, encouraging students of all levels to stretch their capacity to learn and grow.

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#10 The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill

The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
This book is of utmost value for the expansion of the mind, soul, and serves as a guide to accomplish all that you set your mind to. In this book, Napoleon Hill dives into the power of the mind and provides a perspective that will leave you motivated and ready to put the principles to use. This book is a blend of business, psychology, spirituality, and motivational aspects that merge in a way that is exceptional.

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#11 The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition by M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition by M. Scott Peck
The Road Less Traveled is a book that will make you question all of the beliefs you have adopted unconsciously. It speaks about the mind, soul, and why we view life the way that we do. It questions our inherited beliefs, our surrender to social constructs, and even our ability to react without thought. This book covers why we are the way that we are and offers a solution to our pain and suffering.

It offers ways to become more aware of our almost instantaneous reactions and allows us to slow down and choose to live a life that aligns best with who we truly are, on a deeper, spiritual level.

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#12 Think And Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

Think And Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
This book is one of the classics about growth mindset and is necessary for anyone that wants to change their life, start a business, or is just looking for a new sense of clarity. Though there are many books about growth mindset that have been published after, this is a necessary about the basics on growth mindset, and start to change your life.

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#13 Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
This book is more than just growth mindset, but of course that is where it starts. It is a step by step process of how to eradicate old programming, decide who you you really want to be and how to reprogram yourself to become the most authentic version of yourself possible. Plus it comes with a meditation at the end to really get you on track!

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#14 Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Loving What Is by Byron Katie
Here we have a book that will ask you to shed all aspects of your old self, your judgmental self, your unkind self (both directed at you and others). This book really looks at exactly what it means to have a thought and to get to the root of where it came from as well as if it is something you would like to harvest or remove.

This book brings to light how we fall into round-about thought processes and gives you an easy 3 questions process to assess and move forward with clarity instead of as a slave to the old programming. This book has changed my life and the way I think I think.

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#15 Budgeting Is More Liberation Than Limitation, by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus

Budgeting Is More Liberation Than Limitation, by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus
This read is far different than your average, “Stop spending money now” book on saving. Dr. Roshawnna gives the reader powerful and uplifting insight on gaining financial freedom. Taking the stigma out of debt, she strategically gives tips on how to gain your power back through budgeting and money management that everyone can take away from.

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#16 The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz PH.D

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz PH.D
The Magic of Thinking Big is old enough that you might think it isn’t relevant in this modern age, but that’s simply not the case. This book contains methods that work; you can put them into place today if you want to change your mindset and your life.

This is the perfect book for you if you’re sick of waiting for things to get better just because you’re trying to stay positive. Dr. Schwartz provides concrete steps you can take to make mindset change a part of who you are and create an impact in your personal life, relationships, and business.

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Contributors to this article
Curt Doherty from CNC Machines

Mike Brodsky from Incremental Improvements

Kraig Martin from Storage Vault

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Jeffrey Forbes from Elite Ethics

Jocelyn Shaw from Degreed Public Relations

Dr. Capri Cruz from CapriCruz

Josh Zepess from Broke Is No Joke

Rachel S. Heslin from The Fullness of Your Power

Mariel Lantero from Only Up

David Mitroff from Piedmont Avenue Consulting

Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus from EnrichHER

Hannah Hassler from N/A

Erin McDermott from Walker Sands Communications

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Written by Zak Parker

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