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A Great Accomplishment

Updated on March 5, 2012

Views of Accomplishment

"A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be"

-Albert Einstien

When you think of an accomplishment what would you consider as being a great accomplishment? Some children who live deep in proverty may tell you " A great accomplishment is living till at least 18." Others who have lived a better life may say " Becoming rich, having children, or buying a house is indeed a great accomplishment." Truth is whether we realized it or not as a human being we have already accomplished something. To a baby learning to crawl, speak, and eventually walk are all great accomplishments. To a child pleasing their parents is a great accomplishment. Sometimes as we get older we put huge dreams in front of ourselves. We hold ourselves to these standards that if we do not reach our dreams then we are a failure who has not accomplished anything. Should we be so quick to judge? Sometimes things don't go the way we plan not because your a failure but because your meant to accomplish something else at that time. It may be overcoming pride or learning to become a stronger person. Realizing that your not a failure as a human until you decide you are is an accomplishment in itself.

A Quest for Greatness

In order to find greatness I use to feel like I had to accomplish something great first. I grew up watching many documentary films on third world countries. I then decided it was my calling to help as many people around the world as I could. This I felt would be my greatest accomplishment. As I got older I found it more and more difficult to accomplish this. By the end of highschool I had no money and I was pregnant with my first son. The day I had him and really held him for the first time I realized I did not feel discouraged becuase I wasn't on a plane to China, instead I felt complete. I looked into my sons eyes and saw one of the greatest accomplishments in the world. The gift of life. I brought this amazing person into my world. Since then I have noticed a trail of true accomplishments. I learned to love myself so my sons can see that it is hard to love anyone else without first learning to love yourself. I learned to treat everyone with respect because everyone has a story thats worth hearing. I learned that pain can bring beauty. I learned that those people who I so desperately wanted to help around the world instead help me every day to be greatful. Although I have not accomplished what I dreamed of when I was younger as an accomplishment, I have still accomplished so much more. Someday maybe I will be blessed enough to travel and help. Until that day I now look at everyday for new things to accomplish. I look for new people in my town to help. I find new ways to help my sons accomplish what they are put here to do. As a wife, a mother, and as a human my accomplishments are endless.

The True Meaning of Accomplishment

No matter your ethnicity, your background, or your views the fact that you first learn to accept yourself is the first step to any accomplishment. Some of us are given more oppertunities to reach bigger things then others. This does not mean their accoplishments are greater. An accomplishment is when you reach a greater understanding of yourself. That is a great thing, no matter what other accomplishments follow.


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    • dmop profile image


      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I like the opening quote, which set the stage for the rest of the article. Voted up, awesome, and useful.

    • Ruby211 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou Sandrabusby!! That really means alot to me to hear such kind words.

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      Sandra Busby 

      6 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Learning so many lessons so early in life, you are going to do many "great" things. Sandra Busby

    • Ruby211 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Thank you dee for all your kind comments. They really mean alot.

      Thankyou Rosalinem for taking the time to read this and for giving me such good feedback. I hope both of you are blessed.

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      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      That is very good especially where you state about 'getting a greater understanding of yourself. very true

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      6 years ago

      So young and yet so wise. Accept yourself and you will be able to give others wonderful that are and your wisdom.

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      mours sshields 

      6 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Useful and very true!

    • Ruby211 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou Shampa sadhya!

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      It is a very thought provoking hub. I must say it is a good one.


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