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Issue 4: Why I Hate Accomplishment Lists

Issue 4 | May 31, 2024

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Why I Hate Accomplishment Lists

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Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
—Earl Nightingale

Why I Hate Accomplishment Lists

By Dr. Valerie Young

Anyone who has ever started a small business knows how painfully slow success can be.

It’s easy to get discouraged.

That’s why, in the mid-90s, I started to document small wins.

Year 1

  • Interviewed by my local newspaper
  • Applied to teach at adult learning center
  • Ran one public workshop

Year 2

  • Interviewed by The Boston Globe
  • Profiled in UMass alum magazine
  • Sent press releases to 12 newspapers
  • Taught two adult learning center classes
  • Took HTML class
  • Bought website domain

The process reminded me that although I was yet to be profitable (understatement), I was progressing.

So, I don’t hate achievement lists per se.

I object to how  they’re often pitched as a solution to impostor syndrome.

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