6/16/2006

Greatest Accomplishment?

Yesterday, Amy came home and told me a story of how she went to a luncheon that honored 2 people in her industry. At these types of events, they typically talk about all the good things they do both for their company, industry, and most importantly their community. Being the self-reflective person that Amy is, she came home and shared that she was a little sad that she didn't do anything for her community. (and hence wouldn't be honored at a luncheon anytime in the near future)...

Coincidentally, the next day (today) my company sent around an employee survey that asked 7 pages worth of questions - all multiple choice except the last one: "What has been your greatest accopmlishment to date?" .... Um......... Ah.......Um..... Did the answer of "2004 BigTime Fantasy Football Champion" really just pop into my head? And....It's not like "getting engaged to the woman I love" is really an "accomplishment" in the tense of a business survey.....

On the flip-side, to say I've had no true accomplishments is a lie. Graduating with a degree from the University of Michigan is certainly an accomplishment - but is it really "my greatest"? There is a lot of pressure to define your "GREATEST" of all accomplishments...It's almost saying "this is my ceiling"....

So what did I do? I answered "My greatest accomplishment has yet to be discovered."

I recognize this is a unbelievably corny cop-out, but I really couldn't think of any other somewhat satisfying answer. (and refused to spend more than 15 minutes on an internal questionaire)

Am alone here? To help answer this, I'm asking that all readers of this blog leave what they would have answered in that box within the comments section below. (and yes - I know how many people come to my blog each day, so when there are only 2 comments -- I'll know who chickened-out)

4 comments:

The Chub Rock said...

mine would be making the decision to travel the world for about 100 days post-wedding.

BTW downloaded Heat's Game 3 on my viedo iPod from iTunes last night. NTFB.

Colediggy said...

I can't narrow it down to one accomplishment either but I'd say my top 3 are playing one on one with Michael Jordan, getting rubbed down by a Playboy playmate, and giving a girl the shocker. Life has been good to me.

jstern said...

ok..at the risk of sounding completely corny..if I had to guess what your biggest accomplishment will be, it would most likely be the same as mine ...your children. I never would have thought that would be my answer until Syd came along, but take it from your big sis...when it is your turn, that will definitely be your answer too.
(even though I must commend Coleman...his are pretty hard to top!)

Guy said...

I'm not certain I've accomplished all that much of importance in my life, but helping a pro bono client escape the wrath of the lawsuits and physical threats of her psycho, felon boss who has since been convicted and is serving a prison sentence, and helping to get her back on her feet, free to pursue a life of religious fulfullment, is up there.

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