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Bloom Into You: An Exploration Of Growth Mindsets

In the wake of results season, it is important to understand the importance of having of a growth mindset. A growth mindset is a term used to describe having an attitude that sees every obstacle you face as an opportunity to grow, learn and improve.

The growth mindset is an aspiration that many young people have, but do not actively acknowledge. Nobody wants to fail, burn out or wither, but the thrill of overcoming adversity as you encounter it can appear exhilarating. For some teens, the closest they get to be to the amazing characters they interact with through books and visual media, is when they pull through a test they didn’t think they had done well in, and ace it.

However, there are few stories about failures, shortcomings and redirecting yourself. And, while the topic of exams, results and grades are at the forefront of everyone’s minds, now seems a time as good as any to stress the need for a growth mindset.

It is easy to become clouded by the negativity that spawns from a miscalculation, perhaps your grades weren’t as good as you anticipated, maybe you have to stay at college for an extra year now, to steer yourself back on track. There is no shame in taking things at your own pace.

When seeds are newly sewn, it is not uncommon to not see the flowers in bloom after just a few months. Some flowers shoot toward the sunshine and show their colours promptly, others take their time to germinate, form roots and sprout from the floor. Does that make their bloom any less beautiful when summer rolls back around? No. Will people see these flowers as any less lovely than the ones that bloomed last year? No.

Every no is a chance to grow: we have evolved as a species to reach this point, and there is still a broad horizon for us to chase. It will still be there tomorrow, if you need to rest. It hasn’t gotten any further away. Each day is a chance to try again, learn from your mistakes and improve upon what has already been. You don’t need to wait for a new school year or January 1st, you can just improve. Bloom into yourself, at your pace. We can’t wait to see you in your full glory.

Based in London, U.K., and founded in 2016 by Arvind Mishra The Agile Works (, is an up-and-coming recruitment and Agile consulting company. Arvind is a Certified SAFe SPC and regularly delivers both private and public SAFe certification workshops.

He is a design thinking expert, Sr. enterprise, portfolio Agile Coach with over a decade of experience working as an Agile coach in diverse industries such as banking, pharma, retail, auto, oil, gas, consulting and government.

The Agile Works; a small team of three strive to help shape the leadership's mind-set and values in readiness for their business transformation journey challenges. With Arvind at the helm, we strive to provide you with the agility tools to make your company that can thrive, and not just survive.

To book a consultation, or for any enquiries, you can contact Arvind via the following email address:

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