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Do you feel proud after every difficult accomplishment of yours each day?

Asked by Highbrow (366 points ) December 6th, 2012

Is your everyday work gives you full fulfillment or is there room for improvement ?

Are you discreet about your job? Do you tend to overstate your skills ?

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burntbonez's avatar

Not really. I tout my accomplishments to my boss, but I don’t say anything about my skills. I let my accomplishments speak for themselves. Fortunately, my boss notices. That’s why I decided to work for him.

marinelife's avatar

I save it for special accomplishments.

CWOTUS's avatar

I feel proud that I can summon the strength to just show up every day.

wundayatta's avatar

Naw. It’s never enough. I’ve learned that pride is not something I can every think about. It’s one of the fast routes to depression.

hearkat's avatar

I work in health care, so I feel fulfilled every day in that I’m helping people get answers for their health concerns, and I try to make them feel more at-ease with the process. I feel a special sense of accomplishment when my patients thank me with tears in their eyes or give me a big hug. No matter where I’ve worked, I’ve always considered my patients to be my “boss”, so acknowledgement and appreciation from them means much more than any I might get from the physicians or administrators that I work for. I think I can sometimes be a bit too smug (because I hold myself to very high standards), but not in a boastful way – more in an internal sense of overconfidence – but in healthcare, it isn’t long before an unexpected challenge humbles you again.

bookish1's avatar

That is great to hear, @hearkat. Your patients are very lucky to have you.

I do feel proud after difficult accomplishments. Whether those are academic/professional, or emotional/interpersonal. I’m learning to give validation to myself instead of seeking it from other people. I am the only one who knows what some of my struggles are like.

Bellatrix's avatar

Do you feel proud after every difficult accomplishment of yours each day?

No. I may feel content that I have completed a difficult or onerous task – proud – not usually. That’s reserved for special achievements.

Is your everyday work gives you full fulfillment or is there room for improvement ?

I am fulfilled by my work. There is always room for improvement. To say otherwise would mean I was complacent and I am not.

Are you discreet about your job? Do you tend to overstate your skills ?

I don’t brag. I let my superiors know when I have achieved something important or valuable to my organisation or when we (I work in a number of teams) get great feedback. I don’t overstate my skills. I would probably go the other way and understate than embellish.

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