Accomplishment: Getting Things Done

Accomplishment is not just a word; it’s a testament to one’s ability to set, pursue, and achieve meaningful goals. It sets apart the good companies from the great ones. Highlighting this value underscores the importance of achieving milestones, both big and small.

Accomplishment acts as a beacon, guiding employees toward a clear direction. When a company upholds accomplishment as a core value, it fosters a culture where every individual understands their role and importance in driving the organization forward.

It inspires teams to push boundaries, innovate, and constantly raise the bar, celebrating each achievement along the way.

What is accomplishment?

Accomplishment means getting things done. A person who values accomplishment finishes tasks on time. You can say that this person is action-oriented and is likely someone who avoids procrastination.

An organization that picks accomplishment as a core value has a promise that it’ll get things done – no matter what. They pride themselves on being able to deliver what they promised.

Accomplishment is related to achievement. Accomplishment is the completion of complex tasks, while achievement is making milestones.

Accomplishment in Tagalog

Accomplishment in Tagalog is katuparan which may mean fulfilled promise or kaganapan which may mean completed tasks. The implication is that the tasks are difficult, but you’ve done them anyway.

As a Core Value

Accomplishment as a core value enhances a company’s reputation externally. Clients, partners, and stakeholders align themselves with organizations known for their track record of achievements.

Such recognition not only brings pride but also creates trust and credibility in the market. Promoting accomplishment isn’t just about internal motivation; it’s about building and maintaining a strong brand image.

As a core value, accomplishment means that you get things done. You are efficient in the way you work. You see to it that the process is followed and you work based on the timeline of a project.

Very few organizations choose accomplishment. Probably because it does not sound sexy. But it is what every manager needs from direct reports.

When people get things done, they are productive. Promises are delivered and customers are satisfied.

One reason why many companies find it difficult to actualize their values is that they choose values that everyone picks, like excellence and extraordinary service. There is nothing wrong with that of course.

But it is the accomplishing of tasks that we desire from our employees each day. Maybe, companies will do better when they start here.

On Hardwork

I daresay that there is no real accomplishment without hard work. For us Filipinos, those who got something big are deemed lucky, or nakatsamba lang.

We deem it to be an accomplishment when we are challenged.

The true measure of a person’s character can be seen in their work ethic. Those who value what they do, work hard. But why is this important?

Think of a farmer tending to his crops. He wakes up early, tends to each plant, and ensures they get enough water and sunlight. This isn’t because he simply enjoys the act, but because he values the outcome: a bountiful harvest. His actions, and his hard work, are direct proof of his dedication.

Working hard isn’t just about physical effort. It’s about the heart. When someone values their task, they pour in not just sweat and energy, but also love and passion. This combination is powerful and often leads to superior results.

Those who work hard because they value their tasks often find a sense of accomplishment. They are more satisfied, achieve better results, and inspire others. Their dedication becomes contagious, influencing others to also give their best.

Hard Work in Tagalog

In emphasizing the importance of diligence and perseverance, one might turn to the Tagalog phrase “magtrabaho ng mabuti,” which directly translates to “work well” or “work hard.”

Another poignant term from Tagalog is “magsikap,” meaning “to strive” or “to exert effort.” These phrases encapsulate the value of hard work and determination deeply ingrained in Filipino culture.

Quotes on Accomplishment

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
― Coco Chanel

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

― Edward Everett Hale
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
― Harry S. Truman

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