[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We recently celebrated a big student milestone. A few weeks ago, Tenzin Hebben completed the highest level – Level 10 – of the Symbol Relations exercise! Fewer than 50 students in the history of the Arrowsmith Program have completed this level of cognitive training because it requires not only motivation, but unwavering commitment and fierce determination.

When Tenzin completed level 10 it represented far more than finishing a level of brain training. It took him hundreds of hours of dedicated work. When he first started Arrowsmith, he found the most basic levels challenging, and he feigned low motivation as a solution to feelings of hopelessness.

For Tenzin, getting to this proud moment in the photo you see here meant harnessing the perseverance to acquire strengths that he had never been able to unlock before. AND it involved doing this repeatedly! Completing this level also requires a deep sense of faith in yourself, and/or deep trust in those (teachers and family members) who are saying it will be possible. Achieving this level means you have have surpassed “impossible” goals to the point where doing so has become a matter of habit — the Arrowsmith M.O., and an extremely valuable life lesson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]