You know that heady feeling – it’s when you get ahead of the pack, stand out, do something spectacular. What are your personal achievements you’re especially proud of?
A prized education
Getting a place in that coveted IIM, IIT or an Ivy League institution is one of the biggest achievements for those who want to go places. It’s proof that you are super smart and can crack the toughest entrance procedures.
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A big promotion
So, you’ve been at work for some months and doing a great job, delivering results and being a fantastic team player. Your work is its own reward. But what a fabulous feeling it is when that’s recognized and you’re handed a promotion that sends you shooting up the hierarchy!
Mastering a skill
Psychologists have understood that learning a new skill, art, language or hobby can have a hugely positive effect on our sense of well-being. Think about how good you felt when you completed your French course or learnt to strum a guitar.
Overcoming a fear
There’s an exhilarating sense of achievement when we overcome our own personal barriers. Fear is one of the strongest such factors. If you’re afraid of water and you learn to deep-dive, you will never forget that sense of conquest and achievement, will you?
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Thinking beyond yourself and making a difference is also one of the things that successful people count as their biggest achievement. It doesn’t have to be philanthropy on a large scale or a big act of charity. But being good, showing compassion are achievements to treasure, for sure.
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