How People Define Accomplishment
People define the feeling of their accomplishment depending on what they have accomplished. Some people feel excited, while some feel overwhelmed.
HOW PEOPLE DEFINE ACCOMPLISHMENT
- Accomplishment is the result we desire when a specific goal was reached. Basically, accomplishment is the results that someone plans or expects to occur. — Steve Mueller, Blogger
- Accomplishment can be explained as “an entity done effectively, usually by energy, nerve, or talent.” But, accomplishment is different from success. It denotes to 'receiving what you need'. Accomplishment is the initial idea of achieving prodigious accomplishment in each portion of our life. Accomplishments also comprise alteration, but it displays the occasions that state to as restricted in time. It can be divided into two endpoints and a progression share. — Zain Mughal, Blogger
- What makes something an accomplishment, rather than simply another completed task, is the sense of achievement that comes with it. An accomplishment is something that someone has done to the best of his/her ability, that has taken a certain level of skill, determination or hard work to complete. Gaining a sense of accomplishment, and feeling proud of the work done, helps people feel like they’re progressing in their work. An accomplishment feels like making a positive step forward for yourself, your company, your clients and your co-workers. — Perkbox, Company
HOW PEOPLE DEFINE THE FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
- The feeling of accomplishment is the feeling of being able to do things which are fun, gives life meaning, and sparks existence. — Peter Fleming, Director of Pellin institute
- Accomplishment is that sense of achievement when you feel like something was done well. It is one of the most personal things in the world and can truly set people apart. The sense of accomplishment is bittersweet. Some people feel best when they complete something that they never wanted to do. This is common in people with mental health issues. The simplest tasks can seem impossible, and every piece of motivation seems at least a lifetime away. Even things like showering that can seem pointless and futile, and being able to stand against one's mindset in that moment, can give an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. — Harvey Sparrow
- There’s a lot of pressure that’s put on us for achievement. We see business leaders, celebrities, and royalty living lavish lifestyles. They have everything and anything they could ask for. We see this and desires to achieve the same lifestyle or things famous people have. — Del, Founder of Epoch Man
- A sense of accomplishment is something that contributes to burnout and stress, which can be affected by attitude, philosophy, and passion. The lack of goals or plans in a person’s personal and professional life can cause stress and burnout, which specifically hinder a sense of accomplishment. — Jeffrey Glogowski
FORUMS WHERE PEOPLE DESCRIBE THE STATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
- ''I feel very successful after a long day of work, knowing on that day, I made a profit instead of a lose. This makes me super happy inside.''- Nspeel
- "I feel accomplished when I effectively complete what I set out to do." This makes me feel fulfilled and have purpose. — MsDora
- ''I haven't got a lot to feel 'accomplished' about... but when I check things off my to-do list, I feel productive... it's the same feeling I get when I tidy up.''- Sinny from Birmingham, UK
- "Accomplishment feels like a tiny 'yay!' and then a slight (short-lived) buzz afterwards." — Noip
- ''Living with chronic disease makes everyday task feels like an accomplishment. Brushing my hair on my own or eating solid food makes me feel overwhelmed but I'm proud because the small accomplishments are big successes for me." — Rosin Crosby
- "When I set out to do something, and I actually get it done, I feel like I won." — Ptah
- “Today I cleaned my stove. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while and finally today I got it done and I’m so happy!”- Hillary Donovan
- "Yesterday I finished my tuxedo monkey graffiti paste-up poster that's 7 feet long using black spray paint, black acrylic and black sharpies chisel and original. But yeah.... I feel amazing that I did it, the monkey head took 4 hours and the tuxedo and top hat took 3 hours." — officialpopoy
- "I've felt a great deal of accomplishment when I was both part of a team and manager of a team that was getting things done and making real, visual contributions to our goals. For me, it's about clear progress and getting things done — not how I fit into a team."- Joe Heck
We leveraged a compilation of blogs, wordpress, forums, and publications to curate how people define accomplishment and the feeling of accomplishment. We have identified and selected some definition of accomplishment based on the expertise of the blogger and author. In this line, we chose definitions of people on top of their field. We assume that the view of successful people on the matter means something as they know what they have accomplished. We also included the definition of accomplishment according to some company because it gave insights on the meaning of accomplishment in relation to the team effort. For instance, Perkbox, a company for team management gave an in-depth analysis of how to create a sense of accomplishment in a team and achieving a feeling of accomplishment generally. Also, the research team was able to get more of how people define accomplishment by comparing accomplishment to success. This strategy helped us describe how people define accomplishment and the feeling of accomplishment.
While the above strategy provided information on ideas and thoughts about accomplishment, it failed to describe the feeling state of accomplishment. The description of the "feeling state" was harder to find, so we identify a feeling state versus a thought by trying to fit it into the phase: "I feel..." They connect a feeling state to the sense of accomplishment. We used forums where people shared the feeling of accomplishment by answering the question "Can you describe what 'accomplishment' feels like for you?", "Do you actually "feel accomplished" when you reach goals? Or are you immediately onto the next thing?". The answers people gave to these questions indicate that people feel excited, overwhelmed, and both depending on the task. The feeling of accomplishment is one of the best feelings because it is rooted in ego. Our self-esteem soars when we have been able to accomplish something. Even accomplishing small tasks can make someone feel really good.