A wonderful graduation gift to remind the grad in your life to embrace their mistakes and continue to be awesome!
What If You Could Become Awesome at (Almost) Anything?
You Are Awesome is a practical and insightful guide to help middle grade children build resilience, embrace their mistakes, and grow into successful, happy adults.
It's not as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks ...
- I need a special type of brain to do math
- You're either good at sports or you're not
- I don't have a musical bone in my body
Challenge the beliefs that hold you back! Whatever you want to be good at, the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams.
Times journalist, two-time Olympian, and bestselling author Matthew Syed demonstrates how grit, resilience, and a positive mindset can help in every aspect of your lifefrom school to friendships to sports to hobbies. Using examples of role models from Serena Williams to Mozart, You Are Awesome shows how success is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired through practice and a positive attitude.
Practical, insightful, and positive, this is the book to help you build resilience, embrace your mistakes, and grow into a more successful, happier YOU!
About the Author
Matthew Syed is one of the world's most influential thinkers in the field of high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. He draws on a vast array of case studies and real-world examples across sport, business, education and politics. In his previous career, Matthew was the former England table tennis number one for almost a decade. Nowadays Matthew is a multi-award-winning journalist for The Times, a highly-acclaimed speaker, and a regular contributor to radio and television. He is the author of three bestselling books on the subject of mindset and high performance Bounce, Black Box Thinking and The Greatest. In his latest book, You Are Awesome, Matthew distils the principles of growth mindset, resilience and adaptability in his other books for a younger audience. Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children. www.matthewsyed.co.uk.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 From Kid Average to Kid Awesome 1
Chapter 2 What's Holding Me Back? 23
Chapter 3 Your Fantastic, Elastic (& Plastic) Brain 53
Chapter 4 Practice Makes Perfect Awesome 65
Chapter 5 Genius or What? 83
Chapter 6 Small Steps and Giant Leaps 107
Chapter 7 Under Pressure 125
Chapter 8 Don't Stop Me Now 135