Explore the value of Achievement
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
William L. Safire
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life—purpose—is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Personal Stories About ‘Achievement’
My Gift To MeSubmitted by Linda V.
My name is Linda and I decided to go back to college at age 60. I now have a 3.8 grade point average and I am so excited about my accomplishment. I never took school seriously when I was younger because one of my teachers in the 5th grade used to say that I was dumb and stupid. But I used that as my motivation -...
Self AppraisalSubmitted by Yogesh
A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone number). The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation: Boy : "Lady, Can you...
Sergeant CharlesSubmitted by Prisca Charles
Charles was born in a third-world country, and moved to the U.S at the age of one. He had many tribulations throughout his life just as any kid would, but thankfully he achieved a lot of things. He started from the bottom, to end up at the university of CT (UConn) with a brand new car, and not to mention he...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Achievement’
John WSubmitted by Pete R
John Wooden was a giving person in teaching values that were created for sports, but could also be used in life. Although I'm a sports fan, he meant more to me than sports. He was a man that had no vices, but to dedicate his life to the success of young people. He was a good man that created the pyramid of...
Tressie SSubmitted by
My Hero My aunt Tressie is my hero because she is successful. She is always smiling. She is smart and hard working. She is extremely funny. Tressie is super pretty. She is so nice. She always has good advice. Tressie never seems to have a bad day, always happy. She found an awesome husband. She is very...
Dr. Erica A. MurraySubmitted by Adrienne H.
Dr. Erica A. Murray, serial entrepreneur, author, mentor, educator, syndicated radio show host, and keynote speaker. For over 20 years, she has worked diligently as a serial entrepreneur, consummating business transactions globally and establishing an impressive clientele, through her mortgage...
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"Winning here is a conscious decision. Make up your mind whether you want to pass - or choose to fail."
Great quote from the movie "Lone Survivor".
FREEDOM FROM SELF TOARMENT IS FREEDOM WHAT WAS TRUELY HOW ONE'SSELF IS MENT TO BE~
STUART D MAYES, LOUISVILLE KY
In 1955, Mr. Jim Huxel, the Principal of my school, pulled me out of the classroom and into his office wherein he gave me swats with a wood panel. I asked him Why me. There were other kids goofing around. Why did you pull only me out of the class.He said, "Because you are smart, you have talent, you can make it - I care about you. Stop goofing around and apply yourself and you will be successful.
I walked out of his office with a very sore butt however, I felt fantastic. Someone cares about me, someone thinks I have talent. Ï can do it - Mr. Huxel said so --- and he was right.
bob rice, Rio Vista, California
I love you Obrah, I love your way of helping the community I need to do a lot of achievements to my community, but I need to a Fund Raising plan and projects and I need your help, my organization's mission is to help the Orphans and the poor and needy children.
Ragaa Mohamed, Springfield, VA
man can reach his perfection by raising his conciousness
collins andrew, dar es salaam tanzania
that's so good
tyzirion, 510 morris st.
In short achievement is healthy progress.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
Strive Ever Harder Toward Your Dreams You Wont Be Denied
Shannon C., nc
Live a bunch of experiences. Have as many great ones as possible.
Eric Fischer, El Dorado Hills California
Nice site! Need more of it.
I don't see that achievement is the word success. sometimes things are no longer achievable. Achievement is a hope for me. To continue doing things even though it looks not achievable in time but still there's hope,its still success and achievement. It transcends the mere evidences in life.
peport p., philippines
Think positive to achieve everything! Always start the day with a smile and do what are the things that will make you happy! Achievements are best cherished if you don't hit anything, just be humble and achieve what you want...
Ernest Alfred C. Burgos, Philippines
Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Even though rationality isn't even on the list, this is the next best thing and I'm glad to see it in the top ten.
Eric, Arlington, Texas
I try to do my best to steer young people in the right direction. Some of them don't want to even hear what I am trying to tell them so I go to others and am happy if one of them listens. I would be a happy camper if I could reach more young people.
Patricia Green, Ferriday,La.
I am planning for the senior year of my middle child Jordyn. Jordy is a 3.985 gpa twenty first century scholar student and a 4 year track athlete as well. She will graduate this May with high academic honors diploma from sullivan high school and go to Franklin or Grace college in the fall. What an achievement Thank you Lord for mercy and grace everyday for her and my other two teenage children.
bonnie J Stowers, Merom, Indiana
I acheived alot of things over the past month! YAY! :)
Mitchell Simpson, Norway House,Manitoba
In Maaori, the native tongue of New Zealand, the word for values is 'pumanawa'. Pu = centre, core, cause, stump, heart, foundation. Manawa = heart. As you know, we all live out of our values, whether good or bad. Those that are contrary to being 'tika' or 'true', manifest through emotional pain and destructive behaviours. These values are sown into us at an early age and eventually bear fruit. The fruit tree is an excellent picture of this. As David Riddell (top counsellor and creator of the 'School of Living Wisdom') says, if we don't check the foundations, we cannot affect the repairs. Noho ora mai
Sean, New Zealand
we the hispanic people came to america to achieve a dream,a goal and I see people everyday doing it
lo estamos logrando
Ismael D, S,, Houston Tx, USA
I love these quotes so much. I think it is good to achieve new goals in life, and at the same time help us to be a little better. Thanks to all people who write these quotes.
Nothing can stop you from anything you want to do, providing your motives are pure, your goals are just, and, great or small, you give your all. If you believe it, you can achieve it.
Roger E., BC