Accomplishment is the final and fifth category in the PERMA theory of wellbeing. Which also means this is the fifth blog post in this 5 part series. To read the first one, click here.
Accomplishment is seen as an important aspect of our lives. This really refers to the need for goal directed behaviour and motivation to achieve things in our lives. Perhaps you have heard the phrase, ‘If you’re not growing, you’re dying’ that I believed was popularised by Tony Robbins, a very influential personal development coach. I really identify with this principle, despite the extremity of the alternative to growing, because when we have no focus we very quickly become bored and demotivated. It is one of the key things to stay motivated and fulfilled in a job. We need variety and we need to develop.
The idea that we need accomplishment in our lives does not have to be work related. You may choose to run a 10K just for the challenge or you might decide to learn a language or play the guitar. Achieving a certain level in these activities would give you a sense of satisfaction at the end but also a sense of engagement as you were learning.
What have you done recently that gave you a sense of accomplishment?
You won’t be alone if you can’t think of anything. Many adults feel this way. They are qualified for their jobs, do the compulsory CPD and outside of work may have well established hobbies but these may not really challenge them anymore.
If you can list off accomplishments easily that is fantastic. Keep it up and list down some for next month. If not, now is the time to set yourself a goal.
Is there anything you have been thinking about that you would like to do? Some sort of challenge or goal, a skill you’ve always wanted to learn?
Find something and commit to achieving this. Try downloading this free goal setting planner we have made, it can help to break everything down and focus you on achieving your goal.
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Clare Martin is a the founder of the Positive Teacher Network who specialises in helping teachers to find the ultimate Work Life Balance and supports them with many of the difficulties teachers face today.
The Positive Teacher Network provides practical tips and strategies to busy, tired teachers to help them improve their lives allowing them to focus on being great teachers.