Don’t Forget These Accomplishments

I was going to write a completely different blog post, but my parents just sent me pictures of my younger brother’s awards ceremony. He’s just finished the eighth grade and he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. I stopped writing mid-post to write a Facebook status and afterward, I sat there and thought about things for a moment.

We often talk about our accomplishments and our journey. We talk about what we are planning to do and where we are going to go. But how often do we stop and marvel at the amazing things that others have accomplished?

I always think of this Mindy Kaling quote whenever I’m faced with negativity or people who are so rude regarding success.

It honestly happens a lot. Previous classmates, old friends, people I knew from undergrad… the list goes on. There have been many occasions, especially recently where people will be rude regarding my own accomplishments. They’ll diminish them or be petty about things.

But instead of caring about irrelevant people or those who are negative, look at how many people are genuinely happy for you when you succeed. Not passively-aggressively happy where they want you to be successful but not more than they are. But truly, ridiculously so happy and so excited for you (like I am for my phenomenal brother).

The answer is: not many. Not many people are going to be happy for your success or accomplishments. Not many people are going to shed tears of happiness when they see you’ve done something big or be genuinely happy to see what your bright future holds. So when you find someone that is truly happy for you, cherish them.

We focus on our own accomplishments a lot, and there’s nothing wrong with celebrating little victories, but we forget about those around us. We forget about how wonderfully our loved ones are doing and the victories they have. They too are taking on life and accomplishing things. So don’t forget to be happy for them, to be genuinely supportive and to be real. There are so many people out there that support you, so don’t forget to support them too.

Congratulations, Nugget, I am so damn proud of you.

“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.”

-Amy Poehler

Who are some people that you are proud of? What did they accomplish and what have they been successful at? Also, because I am always so happy to hear from you guys, what is a little victory that you’ve had recently?




25 thoughts on “Don’t Forget These Accomplishments

  1. This was so true! There’s not a lot of people that are genuinely happy for others. As far as successes go, a great friend of mine has a full scholarship in STEM research!

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    1. It’s definitely something to think about! You’ll seldom find someone who is happy for other’s accomplishments! And that sounds so great, congrats to her!

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  2. Love this lesson :)) A mini-victory of mine that I am recently proud of was dinner the other night! Lol small victory, but I cooked salmon, peppers, and potatoes, without using any oil (except a little on the salmon) & it was a success. Congrats to your smart little brother!

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    1. Thank you so much! I definitely think it’s an important one! And that meal sounds soooo delicious, I hope you took photos!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!


  3. Very wise words! People who don’t genuinely rejoice in your accomplishments are not true friends.

    Right now I’m super proud of my best friend for graduating from medical school! And the biggest victory I’ve had lately is getting everything in order for intern season at work.


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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I feel the same way. I’m so happy for your friend and for you! Best of luck!


  4. Great post! I’m proud of my bf for completing his army training & enduring waking up at 4 am every single morning for 6 months!

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    1. Thank you so much! And that is definitely something to be proud of… I can barely get out of bed!


  5. corinneandkirsty June 5, 2017 — 12:12 pm

    Congrats to you brother! And I agree that people get scared seeing other people succeed, and it’s best to stay away from those negative people!


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    1. Thank you, and I agree completely! There’s no need for excessive negativity in our lives!


  6. People that don’t care about your accomplishment or success are always more than those who do.
    I have learnt to be happy and forget about those who don’t care or those who pretend to be.
    Thanks for sharing, great post.

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    1. I handle things the same way! There’s no need for those who weigh you down!

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  7. I agree with you not many. My belief is many people lack emotional empathy wether or not that is happiness or pain. My blog is based off the principal of trying to spread empathy. I don’t don’t​ know if I have been successful, but I haven’t stopped writing yet.

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    1. I think people definitely need to learn to be more empathetic and to think about others more (rather than themselves).

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  8. What a fantastic post. My husband and I were just talking about this this morning, about a friend who’s starting his own business, and the people who are supposed to be his best friends are shooting him down and talking behind his back before he even starts. We think it’s because they’re afraid that if he succeeds he’ll pass them by. I absolutely agree that we need to be happy for others, no matter their successes, big or small. I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for posting it.
    – Christine

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    1. Hi Christine, thanks for commenting and checking out my post! I agree completely about people who are like that… there’s always so much negativity when someone is successful or trying to become successful! It’s so important to be happy for others!


  9. Wonderful topic to be addressed in today’s society and so true! This has become more and more prevalent over the years as people hope for others failures to feel more successful themselves. Hopefully as more people are lighting up there is a greater amount of those who are genuinely happy for the success of others.

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    1. Thank you for checking out the post! And I definitely think it needs to be discussed. There’s so many people that need to learn to celebrate others’ successes and accomplishments!

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