A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Orison Swett Marden
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
W. Clement Stone
An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement.
And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession.
As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud.
As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
At the same time I was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout’s arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
Juliette G. Low
Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
But all actors go through the process, it’s hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
Thomas Haden Church
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people’s entry into the main current of world-events.
By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
E. O. Wilson
“It is easier to stay out than get out.”
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
“I’m glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again”
“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people”
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality.
Practical dreamers do not quit.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an
optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
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