The YOUR BEST Mindset with Dr. Carol Dweck- part 2 [podcast]


In this new podcast series titled ‘The YOUR BEST Mindset’ I am joined by Dr. Carol Dweck, best selling author of ‘Mindset- The New Psychology of Success’.

Dr. Dweck is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.  Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.

To find out more about Dr. Dweck and her book visit

Below are a few topics from our discussion in part two:

  • Are young athletes born with a fixed mindset? Or do they learn it?
  • Discuss the idea of the natural athlete and effort
  • Redefining the Comfort Zone
  • What’s the relationship between Sports IQ and mindset?
  • What’s the relationship between Character and mindset?
  • The importance of choice points
  • On p. 99 you make the statement “Those with the growth mindset found setbacks motivating. They’re a wake-up call.” What advice would you have for coaches and athletes who view setbacks as roadblocks?
  • Defining Mental Toughness
  • Do youth sports combines contribute to a fixed mindset?
  • Is there a relationship between a growth mindset and being a realist when it comes to working with an athlete who is not quite fast enough, strong enough, or talented enough? In other words does a growth mindset mean you need to always be 100% positive?
  • Plus more!

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