Your Greatest Accomplishment?

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#1 Edited by jasean79 (2359 posts) -

What's something that you've done that you're most proud of, either personally or professionally?

Me: I recorded a couple of CD's in the past. It still amazes me every time I listen to it that I did that. To be able to share that with the general public is pretty darn cool, too.

#2 Posted by indzman (17254 posts) -

Getting 100 % acheivements and trophies on many of my favourite rpg games ( Souls trilogy , Dragons Dogma , Mass Effect Trilogy ETC ) ^_^

#3 Posted by Assassin_87 (2310 posts) -

My greatest accomplishment, which may never be topped, has been going from homeless and sleeping in front of grocery stores/eating handouts to managing a business in less than three years. My entire perspective on life and how I relate to others was changed over the course of those three years.

#4 Posted by Korvus (3228 posts) -

My greatest accomplishment, which may never be topped, has been going from homeless and sleeping in front of grocery stores/eating handouts to managing a business in less than three years. My entire perspective on life and how I relate to others was changed over the course of those three years.

Wow, well done =D

I guess I have a few things I'm proud of. (In no specific order)

Graduated with the highest average my university had ever seen in the 17 years of its existence.

Won every national TaeKwonDo championship I participated in.

Changed careers after 10 years of working in IT/programming and after I was done moved to a different country with no money whatsoever and opened my own practice in a few months.

Found the girl of my dreams and managed to be interesting enough for her to marry me ;)

And probably the biggest one...managed to survive my family! Just kidding...ish...

#5 Edited by jasean79 (2359 posts) -

@Assassin_87:

That's awesome. Kudos to you. Although, I think indzman's trophy count tops yours. lol (kidding)

#6 Posted by Assassin_87 (2310 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@Assassin_87:

That's awesome. Kudos to you. Although, I think indzman's trophy count tops yours. lol (kidding)

Hell, I won't shit on a man's trophy accomplishments. I think I might have one platinum. Maybe not even that. lol

#7 Posted by Horgen (110060 posts) -

@korvus said:

@Assassin_87 said:

My greatest accomplishment, which may never be topped, has been going from homeless and sleeping in front of grocery stores/eating handouts to managing a business in less than three years. My entire perspective on life and how I relate to others was changed over the course of those three years.

Wow, well done =D

I guess I have a few things I'm proud of. (In no specific order)

Graduated with the highest average my university had ever seen in the 17 years of its existence.

Won every national TaeKwonDo championship I participated in.

Changed careers after 10 years of working in IT/programming and after I was done moved to a different country with no money whatsoever and opened my own practice in a few months.

Found the girl of my dreams and managed to be interesting enough for her to marry me ;)

And probably the biggest one...managed to survive my family! Just kidding...ish...

Wow!

I'm happy I have a bachelor's degree and I'll be really happy once I get into my Master's program. Compared to yours that is nothing though.

#8 Posted by Korvus (3228 posts) -

@horgen: I think it's more about aspirations than size/amount (although I think getting into a Master's program is a great achievement). As long as you achieve the goals you set yourself and live happily that's the important part, and it's counter-productive to compare your achievements with other people's.

If you've always wanted to be a musician/painter/hairdresser and you enjoy being so, thinking "Yeah, Bill Gates achieved so much more than me" is illogical =D

#9 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Getting my Comp TIA A+ certification.

#10 Posted by Blueresident87 (5336 posts) -

My ability to play guitar and my relationship with my wife.

#11 Edited by Korvus (3228 posts) -

@bowchicka07: * in a threatening voice* You made me Google stuff. Don't do that again...

=P

#12 Edited by Boddicker (2522 posts) -

Achieving valedictorian of my class at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services.

The workload was insane because they compressed a 2 year associate's degree into a year, but it was well worth it.

Well, I thought it would be but something completely unrelated happened and I only have a handful of years left.

#13 Posted by Horgen (110060 posts) -

@korvus: Yes I'm happy if I reach my goals, but that doesn't stop me from being surprised by what other people achieve.

#14 Edited by Korvus (3228 posts) -

@horgen: Fair enough =D I always get some measure of satisfaction when I see other people doing well and being successful in their lives ^_^

#15 Posted by playmynutz (5981 posts) -

A.S. can't sell me hollywood dreams

#16 Posted by mjorh (701 posts) -

I'm 21 and i can't say that i've got a great accomplishment that i'm proud of or sth ....Passing the entrance exam of mechanical engineering can be my best accomplishment so far u know in our country passing this famous entrance exam is damn tough!

Getting my Comp TIA A+ certification.

What's the "TIAA+" certification ?

My greatest accomplishment, which may never be topped, has been going from homeless and sleeping in front of grocery stores/eating handouts to managing a business in less than three years. My entire perspective on life and how I relate to others was changed over the course of those three years.

Well done ! it'd be great if u tell us a little bit of your story .

#17 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

@mjorh: The basic understanding of computer compents, Operating systems, troubleshooting and networking. etc....

#18 Edited by elkoldo (1011 posts) -

Nothing special to speak of.

#19 Edited by jasean79 (2359 posts) -

My ability to play guitar and my relationship with my wife.

Nice to see another guitarist on here. What style of music do you play?

#20 Posted by konvikt_17 (22171 posts) -

@indzman said:

Getting 100 % acheivements and trophies on many of my favourite rpg games ( Souls trilogy , Dragons Dogma , Mass Effect Trilogy ETC ) ^_^

this was my first thought too. the games ive got all achievments for :P

Left 4 Dead 2(Also ive logged 1112 hours according to my raptr),
Skyrim
Prototype 2
Fable 2
NFS Most Wanted(2005)

im like 4 off from Mass Effect. got Ally achievments to get.

#21 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -

Launching my own TV series.

#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (7861 posts) -

I once caught a kid who had stolen a scooter from someone garden. He was with a lady who attempted to make the scooter was taken from a landfill (quite obviously talking shit). I suppose that was something an accomplishment. Not a great one but it's something.

That fucking kid feared me.

#23 Edited by indzman (17254 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

@indzman said:

Getting 100 % acheivements and trophies on many of my favourite rpg games ( Souls trilogy , Dragons Dogma , Mass Effect Trilogy ETC ) ^_^

this was my first thought too. the games ive got all achievments for :P

Left 4 Dead 2(Also ive logged 1112 hours according to my raptr),

Skyrim

Prototype 2

Fable 2

NFS Most Wanted(2005)

im like 4 off from Mass Effect. got Ally achievments to get.

omg , getting L4D 2 100 % online acheivements , thats really awesome, i've like max 10 acheivements on it ... lol ...

Best of luck getting ally acheives on ME , don't do any side quest from beginning without the ally you need the trophy for ( Should pop up midgame easily ) . As for glitched Liara trophy , after visiting Citadel, head straight to rescue Liara in Armetis Tau Cluster, rescue and then continue with citadel quests. :)

#24 Edited by konvikt_17 (22171 posts) -

@indzman said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@indzman said:

Getting 100 % acheivements and trophies on many of my favourite rpg games ( Souls trilogy , Dragons Dogma , Mass Effect Trilogy ETC ) ^_^

this was my first thought too. the games ive got all achievments for :P

Left 4 Dead 2(Also ive logged 1112 hours according to my raptr),

Skyrim

Prototype 2

Fable 2

NFS Most Wanted(2005)

im like 4 off from Mass Effect. got Ally achievments to get.

omg , getting L4D 2 100 % online acheivements , thats really awesome, i've like max 10 acheivements on it ... lol ...

Best of luck getting ally acheives on ME , don't do any side quest from beginning without the ally you need the trophy for ( Should pop up midgame easily ) . As for glitched Liara trophy , after visiting Citadel, head straight to rescue Liara in Armetis Tau Cluster, rescue and then continue with citadel quests. :)

Ha yea, it took me and my sister a while to get them all(we also got em all on her GT too, we splitscreen. and we are pretty damn good split screeners) though most of em just came naturally through playing the game for 1000+ hours. yea L4D2 has gotta be my favorite game. wouldnt have even played it had my sister not begged me to one day.

yea ive read up on Liara and such. havent gotten around to picking up the game just yet.

#25 Edited by hippiesanta (9812 posts) -

* My first Platinum Trophy ... AC2

* My first job interview and get it immediately.... beating hundreds of older candidates ... some few of them roll eyes at me but didn't get it ....karma lol

* Visit L.A Disneyland ...... my childhood dream ...... and dissapointed that the sleeping beauty castle is not as big as what I use to see on TV ...

* went to Steve Vai gigs

* went to Dog Eat Dog gigs (my favourite band at that time)

#26 Edited by indzman (17254 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

@indzman said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@indzman said:

Getting 100 % acheivements and trophies on many of my favourite rpg games ( Souls trilogy , Dragons Dogma , Mass Effect Trilogy ETC ) ^_^

this was my first thought too. the games ive got all achievments for :P

Left 4 Dead 2(Also ive logged 1112 hours according to my raptr),

Skyrim

Prototype 2

Fable 2

NFS Most Wanted(2005)

im like 4 off from Mass Effect. got Ally achievments to get.

omg , getting L4D 2 100 % online acheivements , thats really awesome, i've like max 10 acheivements on it ... lol ...

Best of luck getting ally acheives on ME , don't do any side quest from beginning without the ally you need the trophy for ( Should pop up midgame easily ) . As for glitched Liara trophy , after visiting Citadel, head straight to rescue Liara in Armetis Tau Cluster, rescue and then continue with citadel quests. :)

Ha yea, it took me and my sister a while to get them all(we also got em all on her GT too, we splitscreen. and we are pretty damn good split screeners) though most of em just came naturally through playing the game for 1000+ hours. yea L4D2 has gotta be my favorite game. wouldnt have even played it had my sister not begged me to one day.

yea ive read up on Liara and such. havent gotten around to picking up the game just yet.

Nice. L4D 2 , TF 2 , Dota 2 , CS got such a large community on steam , million love and play those games on regular basis. I hear L4D 2 get tons freebies too ( free DLC's ( weapons , mods , skins , maps ) regularly to keep players asking for more ). I finished L4D 2 campaign with a freind , need to get back at it again in future ( update must be whooping size by now ) ... lol ...

#27 Edited by konvikt_17 (22171 posts) -

@indzman i wouldnt know about Steam and mods and such. i play on the 360.

#28 Posted by indzman (17254 posts) -

@indzman i wouldnt know about Steam and mods and such. i play on the 360.

ahhh !

#29 Edited by MirkoS77 (7171 posts) -

Surviving cancer I suppose. Really my only accomplishment, really...

#30 Edited by Iszdope (9678 posts) -

Saving a family of ducks/ducklings from being squished - just like grape - on the street.

#31 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2423 posts) -

Successfully masturbating using my left hand.(right handed)

#32 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

My children of course.

#33 Posted by indzman (17254 posts) -

My children of course.

awww . best answer in this thread :)

#34 Posted by Korvus (3228 posts) -
#35 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -

I have completed about 180 hours worth of schooling and have no dept.

#36 Posted by foxhound_fox (87750 posts) -

Would being essentially fired (the management calling it "quitting/resigning" despite there being no conscious choice on my part) from my job and there being nothing, legally outside of a civil suit (which I cannot afford) I can do to stop it, count?

#37 Edited by CWEBB04z (4563 posts) -

graduating college i guess lol

#38 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

Surviving myself and being alive. I have lived about three lives in thirty seven years. Better or worse it is a great accomplishment.

#39 Posted by comp_atkins (31275 posts) -

I have completed about 180 hours worth of schooling and have no dept.

I think you need 1 more. :P

#40 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6735 posts) -

Personal growth as a person.

In my house it was always expected that I would graduate high school, go to college, and land a job so I have a hard time viewing them as accomplishments.

#41 Edited by TruthTellers (3397 posts) -

My greatest accomplishment was when we had this system set up by this guy before me to make a set of parts, but it was so poorly constructed because he was so lazy that nobody could make them. So, I spent two weeks at work making that situation right and for the first time in the companies history, we made a set of three of these parts without issue or having to throw them away.

My reward: weeks after I had fixed the process by which we made these parts and reprogrammed the machines, my boss threatened to stab me in the neck with a pen.

I don't work there anymore.

#42 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

My ability to play guitar and my relationship with my wife.

How could I forget that? Any progression with instruments always makes you feel accomplished and proud. Does wonders for your confidence as well.

I've changed for the better so much in the last three years, I credit learning bass guitar for it.

#43 Edited by Kashi_901 (640 posts) -

I guess my only accomplishments would be the fact that I occasionally compete in a hardware (robotics competition), I am the currently leader of one my college's professional organizations, I am currently interning at a local company, I went from completely broke to stable recently, and I am about to graduate from college soon with no dept whatsoever. Oh and one of the groups I'm a part of actually has an article in the newspaper for a giant NES controller we built.

Sounds great but some of these achievements actually blow mine away.

#44 Edited by mindstorm (15242 posts) -

@mindstorm said:

I have completed about 180 hours worth of schooling and have no dept.

I think you need 1 more. :P

Ah, yes, debt. Spelling is certainly not my forte.

I am brought great joy when a professor spells a word in class. I am given hope through acknowledging their inability.

#45 Edited by Praisedasun (444 posts) -

Studying in my country's most high-profile university I guess. Had to study a lot to get there.

#46 Posted by plageus900 (996 posts) -

I haven't reached my maximum potential yet, but some neat things I've done so far are:

Being a nationally ranked amateur boxer in 2001-2002

Being part of the F-22's first combat deployment.

My current goal is a Masters in Computer Science.

#47 Edited by Big_Pecks (5245 posts) -

Getting accepted to my university through interview/audition admissions.

#48 Edited by Evdne971 (223 posts) -

My drive to be better at something.

It's such a strong obsession that I wish I could apply it to everything I do.

I did it with my anxiety and depression, allll I could think about is being internally happy.

I've had a taste to fuel this drive.

My sports drive is tremendous, I once pushed my legs so hard when I was out of shape once, that my legs gave out on me, I couldn't walk for two whole minutes!

#49 Edited by Wilfred_Owen (20834 posts) -

For me, just getting out of the bed in the morning. The only place I find solace is in my dreams.

#50 Posted by immortality20 (7957 posts) -

Beating and surviving cancer. I've been sick for three years now and still can't get over the effects it caused on my body. I can't work, I can't exert myself without extreme pain in my chest and nausea. I don't know if I'll ever be 100% healthy again, but I still beat cancer after 3 huge surgeries. My father passed from cancer during my battle with it AND my mom beat breast cancer about a year after that. Three out of 4 people in my family got it, talk about great luck. We're due for a lottery winning.