Monday, July 9, 2012



I like the definition of the term ACHIEVEMENT by the late Bernard Haldane.

He says:

achievement is something you yourself feel you have done well, that you also enjoyed doing and felt proud of.

In other words you are looking for an accomplishment that gave you three pleasures:
enjoyment while doing it
satisfaction from the outcome
a sense of pride

That does not mean you may not have sweated as you did it, or hated some parts of the process, but it does mean that basically you enjoyed most of the process. 

The pleasure was not simply in the outcome, but along the way as well.

Now ask yourself: Do you want to “achieve”?

What do you understand by the term “achievement”?

Let us examine the definition of Achievement by Bernard Haldane once more:

Achievement is:

1. something you yourself feel you have done well,
2. something that you also enjoyed doing
3. something you felt proud of.

Achievement is an accomplishment that gave you enjoyment while doing it, satisfaction from the outcome and a sense of pride.

Close your eyes, reflect and ask yourself: 

Are you “achieving” anything in your present career or job? 

Or better still, ask yourself: 

Are you achieving anything in your life?

Please comment and let us know your answer and your views on the meaning of the word ACHIEVEMENT. 

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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1 comment:

Sahithya Sridhar said...

nice post.. jus 3 powerful words that makes one think...