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March 21, 2011

Accomplishments

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:27 am

It seems we define who we are by what we’ve done or not done.

It’s a global illness that rarely gets better.

Blame it on the resume books, you know, the ones that teach you how to write the perfect resume. Follow the step-by-step instructions and your resume screams, “I
AM MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!

How sad.

I’m currently reading a book by a very successful man who can’t help touting his accomplishments. The book is accurate. He’s done everything he says he has done, but the underlying current suggests that he believes he is his accomplishments.

Just like the stage mother can never be the performer, you can never be your accomplishments.

Please take a bow for all your accomplishments; just don’t confuse them with who you are.

Generally speaking, someone continually touting their accomplishments has a self-image problem.

Have you ever had the experience of just meeting someone and five minutes later they’re telling you how much money they make. RED FLAG! This person believes they are their accomplishments and really don’t think too much of themselves, in spite of the bragging.

Their accomplishments are how they attempt to fill up the hole in their soul.

Accomplishments are wonderful and I believe that we are better served by pursuing them. What I know for sure is they are not who we are.

If you want to accomplish something to “Be somebody,” you’ve got the logic backwards. You are already somebody whether you accomplish what you go after or not.

The thrill of accomplishment is in the pursuit of it, not defining yourself by it.

Yes, there is a time and place to blow your own horn, just don’t get in the habit of playing reveille every morning.

It’s your creativity and actions that lead to accomplishment. That creative force is you, not what you create.

It will always feel like a hollow victory when you define yourself by your accomplishments. It will never be enough and you’ll seek to accomplish more in hopes of feeling fulfilled.

Fulfillment comes from allowing your creativity to flow into whatever you are attempting to accomplish, never from the accomplishment itself.

I have no doubt it feels great to get an Oscar on Academy Awards night, but it will pale in comparison to the creativity that was flowing through you while giving your award winning performance.

You are your creativity, never the reward.

I truly believe we contain enough creativity to accomplish anything and, in the same breath, we are so much more than the things we create.

 

All the best,

John

ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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