This question was posed to me awhile ago. Originally, I thought it was poppycock. But now I realize that it’s a question worth asking.

The answer to the question will depend on the person. Everybody’s different. So each man’s definition of “accomplishment” is similar to those that think like him: i.e. Robert Kiyosaki will give creedance to Donald Trump. Kobe Bryant will be interested in Wilt Chamberlain. Buddy Guy will investigate the ideas of BB King. And so on…

Your definition of “accomplishment” dictates your life.  It colors how you view the past, how you see the present, and what you’re looking for in the future.

A GREAT MAN is ruthlessly dedicated to his definition of accomplishment; he never lets a differing definition usurp his own.

To thine own self be true! Do you have the courage to follow that statement? Or will you kowtow to others, letting their vision of the world become your own?

See Related Article: Revenge is the Father of Self-Esteem

 

2 thoughts on “What Are Your Three Greatest Accomplishments?

  1. that is an interesting question to ponder at my age. i tend to lament my failures and what ‘could have been if …’

    but (and this is not my original thought) i’m beginning to see that when i spend too much time second guessing my past choices, i’m disrespecting my younger self and demeaning who i am today.

    not to say i should not be sorrowful and repentant of what i did wrong – this is not what i’m addressing.

    but there comes a place where i have to peacefully accept all of my past, including and especially the parts that have affected my daughters and others i care deeply about. and that’s a much harder process that i thought it would be when i was younger. actually, when i was younger i never knew this would even be something i’d have to face someday.

    hummm . . .

    1. “i’m beginning to see that when i spend too much time second guessing my past choices, i’m disrespecting my younger self and demeaning who i am today.”

      You’re not alone, Ame. I made some horrible decisions as a young man. If only…

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