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The happiest people are those who discover that what they should be doing and what they are doing are the same thing.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
College is something you complete. Life is something you experience. So don't worry about your grade, or the results or success. Success is defined in myriad ways, and you will find it, and people will no longer be grading you, but it will come from your own internal sense of decency.
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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
Myra Conn Livingston
Robert F. Kennedy
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Personal Stories About ‘Achievement’
A Dream Come TrueSubmitted by Daniel
When I was young, my household consisted of my mother, my grandmother, and my uncle. I had no contact with my father. My mother took a passive role in my upbringing causing my grandmother to raise me primarily. I lost her to severe pneumonia when I was 10. My mother tried to continue my grandmother's efforts;...
Life Lesson From Death Of A SalesmanSubmitted by Bluecrayola13
One of the lessons I learned from the movie Death of a Salesman is to follow your dreams. It’s important to follow your dreams because if you don’t then you might end up on the wrong path. If you don’t follow your dreams you won’t be happy and you will be stuck and might end up going insane like Willy. In my...
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’
L'Issa L. Gates, M.D.Submitted by dbardell
Dr. L'Issa L. Gates is one of the preeminent physicians in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. She is a native New Orleanian who practices pediatrics and preventive medicine and is the first African American Partner at Westside Clinics, AMC where she delivers outstanding healing services with a...
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...
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...
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Don't let perfection be the enemy of accomplishment. You have to know when "good enough" is good enough.
Fantastic Story !!
Arshath, Sri Lanka - Colombo
I love these quotes! They help inspire me to do my best every day. Self-talk and positive affirmation is key to success.
"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