This book was a big eye opener for me. I started thinking of all of the times I've been stuck in a fixed mindset when I could have been thinking about growth (I think that's common for all of us). Dweck's book has encouraged me to change how I talk to myself, and how I talk to colleagues, friends, family, and children (I have a niece on the way, after all!). Do I feel smart and successful when something comes easily? Or do I feel smart and successful when I work my tail off and get better at something? If we can praise ourselves for our effort and processes instead of praising ourselves for our talent, then we might be healthier and happier. After all, not even Mozart could write a symphony without thousands of hours of dedicated practice, learning, and listening.