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This month’s Anderson Connect is dedicated to you!

By July 12, 2023No Comments
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What an incredible celebration and display of extraordinary we were witness to last month at our collective convocation ceremonies, in person for the first time in three years. Whether you attended or you’ve read the inspiring accounts from our graduates of “How Anderson Changed My Life”, you too are a part of this powerful Anderson College story. As a student, no matter where you are along the timeline of your program, your vision, commitment, and determination, have not only brought you to here, but will undoubtedly be the keys to your own spectacular achievement, as you one day cross the stage to accept your diploma.

This month’s Anderson Connect is dedicated to you, our students, for following your dreams and leaping over hurdles on your path, sights fixed on a career that can take your life to new levels, personally and for your families. You are the “Why” of why we do what we do. Thank you for being a part of our Anderson family.

Today’s read is approximately 3 minutes.

Inside this Edition:

  • A Thought to Ponder
  • A Short Story to Inspire
  • 1 Short Video to Motivate

A Thought to Ponder

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

To live the life we desire, we must first be able to imagine it, believe we can reach our goals and take that leap of faith to begin. And while joy is often where we want to rest our heads, it is actually the roll-up-your-sleeves work that makes us feel supremely satisfied when we reach our dreams. Know that every ounce of effort you are putting in now, will be worth the feeling of achievement you will come to experience.

A Short Story to Inspire

A gentleman on vacation with his family, took them to an elephant camp one day. As they wandered through the man noticed, to his utter amazement, that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man watched the elephants, he was completely confused, wondering why they didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so. Curious, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and didn’t try to escape.

The trainer replied, “When they are very young and much smaller, we use the same sized rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Moral of the Story
Do not be limited by your conditioning or your thoughts. Know that no matter what obstacles you face, you have the power to choose whether to remain or break free. All that you envision for your life is within reach as soon as you believe that you can indeed achieve it.

1 Short Video to Motivate

Ants Life Lessons – Work Together, Never Give Up, Use Resources Wisely

As you embrace your Anderson experience, balance your personal lives with studies and work, may you find the courage and strength to wake up every day connected to your vision for the future, determined to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. We cannot wait to celebrate with you and see where you’ll soar next!

~ Your Anderson Team

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