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How to Change Your Mindset

Saturday, July 13
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

60 Wall Street Atrium
60 Wall St
New York, NY 10005 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry-New York City


We will be discussing Chapters 8 on Changing Mindsets of the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, and relating Fixed & Growth Mindsets to the following ideas:
System 1 & System 2 by Daniel Kahneman
Helplessness & Optimism by Martin Seligman
Order & Chaos by Jordan Peterson
Fragility & Antifragility by Nassim Taleb
Scarcity & Abundance Mindsets

How to change from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset:

Step 1: It starts by accepting that we all have both mindsets.

Step 2: Then we learn to recognize what triggers our fixed mindset. Failures? Criticism? Deadlines? Disagreements?

Step 3: And we come to understand what happens to us when our fixed-mindset “persona” is triggered. Who is this persona? What’s its name? What does it make us think, feel, and do? How does it affect those around us?

Step 4: Importantly, we can gradually learn to remain in a growth-mindset place despite the triggers, as we educate our persona and invite it to join us on our growth-mindset journey.

Step 5: Ideally, we will learn more and more about how we can help others on their journey, too.

Reading of the Chapter 8 of the book is highly recommended. If you cannot read the book, to prepare for the Meetup Watch 25 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGvR_0mNpWM and also watch her Google Talk here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-71zdXCMU6A

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with agrowth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.

In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.