Best Growth Mindset Books

Book rating updated 10.05.2024

Transform your thinking! We have collected for you a rating of the best growth mindset books of all time.

  1. Outliers

    36 759 ratings
    Recommended by: Bill Gates, Will Smith, Jay-Z and 2 others

    The book states that to achieve personal talent or individual hard work is not a decisive factor in success; it is actually the situation of birth and the consequent culture and environment. The author depicts this by giving examples of anyone from Bill Gates to The Beatles, just to show that the very great ones are a result of a mind-blowing opportunity and timing. The author appears to be challenging the classical idea of the "self-made" success story, suggesting that its answer can be obtained only in something that goes beyond the personal attributes of realizing true success.

  2. Mindset

    21 404 ratings

    In the book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," the author Carol S. Dweck introduces to the readers the tremendous power of our minds to shape our lives. She introduces the concept of the fixed mindset and growth mindset in which a fixed mindset would mean believing in some static abilities and thus fearing failure. On the other hand, a growth mindset looks at challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. Dweck has evidenced that people with a growth mindset tend to be more successful and satisfied with life. "This book provides hands-on guidance for nurturing the growth mindset in ourselves and others, breaking free from the fixed mindsets by which we approach our goals and challenges.

  3. Who Moved My Cheese

    26 275 ratings
    Recommended by: Jay Shetty

    It's a story about two little humans and two mice living in a maze. They all are in search of cheese, which symbolizes happiness and success. One day the cheese disappears, and characters react differently to this. On the other hand, the humans waste time, struggle with change, and fear the unknown while the mice quickly adapt and search for new cheese. The book then goes ahead to illustrate through the journey certain aspects of adaptability, the wisdom in embracing change as well as the dangers of getting too comfortable. It offers valuable lessons on how to deal with change in one's personal and professional life.

  4. Awaken the Giant Within

    9 631 ratings

    Unlock your fullest potential by following the practical strategies to mastery of emotions, body, relationships, finances, and ultimately life. Learn to better govern and control your mental, emotional, and physical states to spark positive change. So in a nutshell, actionable steps and insights give you the ability to set and achieve personal goals, free yourself from limiting beliefs, and use the force within to create the life you desire.

  5. The Mountain Is You

    17 707 ratings

    This book provides a comprehensive and introspective guidance on the theme of self-sabotage and how to crush mental blocks on the road of personal development. It offers valuable insights into identifying self-destructive behavior and common thought patterns, empowering readers to overcome internal obstacles and transform them into opportunities for growth. By presenting principles from psychology, mindfulness, and personal development, the author supports readers in reframing their relationship with themselves, ultimately helping them reach their full potential in life and achieving their goals. The book equips readers with strategies for cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and a growth mindset.

  6. Think Again

    15 089 ratings

    The book challenges the beliefs and opinions of the reader to restudy. It ensures that the mind is open to change, with value in rethinking for growth and success. The author states that considering a world full of quick changes, one's ability to reconsider and unlearn are important skills. The book fosters and cultivates doubt, curiosity, building a learning and flexibility culture, and also gives lively stories and evidence for these. It is such a roadmap to better critical thinking, better capacity for effective decision-making, and greater adaptability within one's personal and professional life.

  7. Winning the War in Your Mind

    10 212 ratings

    Considered one of the top growth mindset books, this book serves as a guide to help readers understand how the thoughts and beliefs we carry within us are the most powerful things that shape our lives and outlook on life. It provides valuable insights and strategies to combat negative self-talk, anxiety, and doubt, helping readers find peace within and lay the foundation for the skills and behaviors that result in success. Based on principles from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and faith, the book offers practical exercises and techniques to help readers rewire their mind toward success and fulfillment, ultimately fostering a positive, resilient, and growth-oriented mindset.

  8. The Tipping Point

    8 566 ratings

    In this thought-provoking book, the author encourages readers to take immediate control of their lives and shape their destinies by examining how small actions can lead to serious changes, much like how a single sick person can start an epidemic. He delves into the concept of the "tipping point," the moment when an idea suddenly becomes very popular or something becomes a trend, ultimately transforming our way of living. The author looks into the people who spread such ideas and the context that makes it possible, providing expert advice on how these elements can enlighten us on the ways of changing society through a series of thrilling stories and research.

  9. The Champion's Mind

    2 496 ratings

    Encouraging readers to cultivate a growth mindset, this book offers a roadmap to shifting mental skills and decision-making processes, which are the key to success for elite athletes. Written by an author who has experience as a sports psychologist working with many Olympians and professional athletes, the book takes a no-nonsense approach concerning the realities of what it really takes to be a champion. The practical exercises and real-life stories make it easy for readers to understand and apply the concepts. Areas covered in the book include goal setting, motivation, concentration, and resilience, among others.

  10. Search Inside Yourself

    2 301 ratings

    This book, considered one of the most transformative books on the subject, is designed to help readers develop emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills for work and life success. Written by an author with experience as a Google engineer and mindfulness practitioner, it provides a down-to-earth guide backed by research-backed insights on the practice of building self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy. The author presents a step-by-step program that readers can follow to integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence into their daily lives, foster a growth mindset, and ultimately make positive changes. The book includes practical exercises and real-world examples to help readers apply these concepts effectively.

  11. The Fitness Mindset

    1 994 ratings

    This book taps into the psychological and emotional elements that can set a foundation for fitness and health in the long term, emphasizing the power of mindset in various aspects of life. It argues that mindset is the missing ingredient that allows adults to overcome common obstacles and setbacks on their path to personal and professional growth, such as lack of motivation, self-doubt, and yo-yo dieting. The reader is provided with practical strategies to develop a good relationship with food and exercise, set and meet goals realistically, and develop self-compassion and resilience.

  12. The Greatness Mindset

    1 284 ratings

    This definitive guide to harnessing the power of your mindset and pushing yourself toward greatness in all areas of life's challenges provides insights and practical strategies for unleashing your full potential. Drawing on interviews conducted by the author with elite achievers in a variety of fields, he identifies the crucial fixed and growth mindsets and daily routine adjustments that spark remarkable performance. The book offers easy-to-execute strategies for vanquishing limited beliefs and embracing challenges, ensuring that you take massive action in the direction of your goals to create lasting change. It is inspiring and practical for anyone desirous of leading an extraordinary life.

  13. Mindset Secrets for Winning

    546 ratings

    This research-backed manual aims to empower readers with the knowledge and tools needed to develop a winning mindset in the world of investment and trading, facilitating a powerful mental transformation. Using the author's own experience of successful stock trading, he reveals deep insight into the psychological and emotional framework of making high-stake decisions under pressure and provides practical strategies to cultivate a growth mindset. The book offers guidance on how to navigate fear, greed, and other emotions, along with techniques for staying focused, disciplined, and adaptive in the face of uncertainty.

  14. Rewire Your Mindset

    349 ratings

    This transformative guide to mentalities transition for success in fitness, business, and life encourages readers to embark on a journey of personal growth and empowerment. From his experience as a fitness entrepreneur and mindset coach, the author provides practical strategies for developing mental toughness, self-discipline, overcoming limiting beliefs, and building a growth mindset. It is all about the step-by-step process in goal setting and achievement, stress and emotional management, and how to make changes last.

  15. Change Your Mindset To Achieve Success

    194 ratings

    This book provides a structured approach to the psychological restructuring of negative thought patterns into a positive and growth-oriented outlook, facilitating personal change and personal transformation. The techniques presented are derived from modern research in neuroscience and psychology and are designed to foster continuous learning and the development of one's talents and abilities. The guide is highly practical, breaking down limited beliefs and harnessing their full potential to bring real and meaningful success in any area of life.


  • What are the best growth mindset books ever written?

    These are the top 10 best books on growth mindset of all time and for this year (2024) sorted by rating:

    1. "Mindset" by Carol Dweck
    2. "The Growth Mindset Coach" by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley
    3. "Grit" by Angela Duckworth
    4. "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle
    5. "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
    6. "Drive" by Daniel Pink
    7. "The Obstacle Is the Way" by Ryan Holiday
    8. "Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers" by Jennifer Purdie
    9. "Mindsets in the Classroom" by Mary Cay Ricci
    10. "The Yes Brain" by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.
  • What are the most popular authors of growth mindset books?

    Here are authors of top books about growth mindset:

    • Malcolm Gladwell ("Outliers," "David and Goliath")
    • Carol Dweck ("Mindset")
    • Angela Duckworth ("Grit")
    • James Clear ("Atomic Habits")
    • Paul Tough ("How Children Succeed")
    • Daniel Coyle ("The Talent Code")
    • Sal Khan ("The One World Schoolhouse").