is an excellent book edited by Carol Dweck (isbn 978-0-345-47232-8). As usual I'm going to quote from a few pages:
It's startling to see the degree to which people with the fixed mindset do not believe in effort.
We found that people greatly misestimated their performance and their ability. But it was those with the fixed mindset who accounted for almost all the inaccuracy. The people with the growth mindset were amazingly accurate.
The best pilots fly more than the others; that's why they're the best.
John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach says that you aren't a failure until you start to blame.
Was it Mozart's musical ability or the fact that he worked till his hands were deformed?
A growth mindset helps people to see prejudice for what it is - someone else's view of them.
Babe Ruth loved to practice. In fact when he joined the Boston Red Sox… he wasn't just a rookie. He was a rookie pitcher.
Character grows out of mindset.
Too many bosses are driven and driving but going nowhere.
Tout comprendre c'est tout pardonner - to understand all is to forgive all.
Speed and difficulty are the enemy of learning.
Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.