Term: Achieve achievement
Definition: To achieve is to accomplish;
to perform with success; to attain with effort or despite difficulty. Achievement is either the act of accomplishing or the thing accomplished. Achievement is especially the successful performance that reaches or exceeds a standard level.A distinction between effort and achievement is noteworthy: effort is trying which may or may not result in success, while achievement is effort resulting in success. In other words, effort is of tremendous importance, but unless (or until) effort results in meeting goals, it does not met the criterion of "achievement." In an educational setting, the goals of assignments are set by educators (as part of a larger community) to be observable objectives. In a graphic design environment, goals may tied to sets of clients' specifications. In the fine arts, artists' achievements may be gauged by gallery sales and the judgments of viewers (especially of art critics, art historians, museums, and posterity). In each of these and in all art arenas, as in life's endeavors of every kind, the most fundamental gauge of achievement is ultimately one's measure of personal satisfaction.The reception of praise, awards, or cash payments should not be confused with achievements (unless those have been the principal motivating factors, which would tend to devalue them), although these things recognize achievements. Renown, whether fame or notoriety, is another indicator of achievement, potentially both helpful and problematic. Historically, the works for which artists first become famous, have persistently influenced how later works are received. So, although renown may be achieved, what you wish to be renowned for is more worthy of your attention than the striving for renown itself. Vandals and forgers may become famous, after all, but are those reputations anyone needs?!In heraldry, a coat of arms is sometimes called a "complete achievement."Quotes: "Death comes to all But great achievements raise a monument Which shall endure until the sun grows old." George Fabricius (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. In Praise of Georgius Agricola. "Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified." Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English writer and lexicographer. "The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American writer. See transcendentalism. "When we do not know a person ? and also when we do ? we have to judge his size by the size and nature of his achievements, as compared with the achievements of others in his special line of business ? there is no other way." Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), American writer. Christian Science. "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement." Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), US President and educator. "Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement." Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and manufacturing innovator. "The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being, a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence." Robert Henri (1865-1929), American painter and educator. See Ashcan school and The Eight. "What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing." Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish painter. See Cubism. "Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement." Max Beckmann (1884-1950), German painter. See Expressionism and German art. "Art means something very rare, an extraordinary achievement." Wayne Thiebaud (1920-), American painter. See Pop Art.Also see advocacy, artistic temperament, art therapy, attitude, choose, creativity, death, effort, enthusiasm, evaluation, genius, Individualized Education Program (IEP), inspiration, monument, motivation, multiple intelligence theory, obsession, perfection, posterity, and talent.
Art Word of the Day
Every day I make an attempt to add a little bit more art knowledge to the Internet, one word at a time. Realizing there aren’t many comprehensive and complete online art dictionaries, I set out on a mission to compile my own.
Perhaps you've noticed that this post has been downvoted/blacklisted and you're wondering why?
@justinsunsteemit if you'd like to understand why Steemit is failing and how you can help:
You can take a valuable lesson from this. Democracy solves the problem of tyranny, and Steemit whales are tyrants. Let me introduce you to @themarkymark. He is a whale. He does not like my "Word of the day" nor a lot of other content on Steemit. He prides himself in having created a "Global Blacklist" to list "inappropriate content and spam", which of course, he gets to define. He has a lot of negative opinions about my dictionary and my posts and so he downvotes my content. Or as it seems, I am now on his "blacklist", which has been fully integrated into the Steemit platform. A REALLY bad idea. Nobody appointed him, and although he was "voted" as witness, the witness votes, just like the upvotes are weighted and the whales all give each other witness votes to keep each other in power. A whale like @themarkymark has full power to censor anyone on the blockchain, at his sole discretion, like a dictator. Whales create their own rules and have had their own mafia-like downvote wars throughout the history of Steemit. The whales are the problem. Downvoting is a problem. And blacklists are not a solution, unless you want it to be the "final solution". Whales are unethical, as all whales are, and it would serve Steemit best if it took some notes from Democracy.
My only method to combat the downvotes is to spam
Ironically enough I only posted twice a day until I started getting downvoted. Now I automatically post up to 4 times an hour in hopes to get this message out. If the downvotes stop and I'm removed from the blacklist I will gladly go back to posting twice a day. Ideally the blacklist should be removed altogether, but considering the number of TERRIBLE ideas that have been put forward by Steemit Inc. recently, I sincerely doubt much will be done.
Don't like themarkymark either?
"I've never seen anyone leave such a long trail of blazing dumpster fires. I now believe the wreckless downvoting and blacklisting of thousands of accounts by themarkymark et al is the SOLE reason the price of Steem continues to fall. I didn't even make the photo for this post. That's right, I found it online. Fucking amazing."
Look at all these complaints from people all over the Internet
Most of these are written OFF of Steemit so as to avoid being downvoted and hidden. Amazing. So much for this "censorship-free blockchain".
Groups of people and a top witness (themarkymark) are trying to dive me off of steem/steemit by harassing me
Is TheMarkyMark Abusing The Steemit Blockchain?
@themarkymark, another fake account that flags without reason, like the berniesanders whales circle jerk