110: Revisiting Mindset

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re revisiting one of our favorite topics, mindset. Our very first podcast was on this topic, specifically discussing fixed mindset vs. growth mindset as explored by Carol Dweck in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New information seems to suggest that focusing too much on grit and mindset might actually be harmful for learning. So, what’s the deal?? In this episode, we discuss: Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset: What does this mean and how does it link to success? Is focusing on mindset and grit actually harmful? Things to consider or evaluate when you hit points of struggle The many facets of embracing failure Seeking support from peers and experts Learning systems, habits, and strategies for success other than mindset Resources: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset: The Key to Success in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 64: Developing Grit in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-64-grit-in-law-school/)  Podcast Episode 7: Time and Life Management Basics (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-7-time-life-management-basics/)  Podcast Episode 95: Top 1L Questions: Time and Life Management (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-95-top-1l-questions-time-life-management/)  Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/)  Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try the Circles (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/)  Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/students-are-better-off-without-a-laptop-in-the-classroom/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode-110-Mindset-Revisited.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee  

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