What's your proudest achievement?

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  1. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    Move over Dean's Honour Roll just got ranked number one in one of the Tap Tap Revenge 2 tracks probably won't last that long but the memories will stay with me forever. :)
     

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  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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  3. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    coming from failing math to being an example student
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Getting top of the class in Social Cognition in my honours year last year
     
  5. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    Getting My Black Belt in Taekwondo, then Getting my 3rd degree black belt
     
  6. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Making my first in-game dunk just this past Wednesday. I've been dunking for a while, but never had the opportunity in a game. It was the greatest feeling, had such a rush right before I jumped.

    Btw.. I'm only 6'2 and I'm white ;)
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Achieving Rifle Expert and qualifying for the All-Navy Shooting Team. X-ring 95% of the time at 1000 yards with iron sights. That one was all me.
     
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  9. brax.j macrumors regular

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    Graduating from Stanford and the smile that caused my father to have.
     
  10. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations!
     
  11. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Probably getting my doctorate and running a marathon in the same year.
     
  12. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Personal achievement:

    Going back and finishing my Bachelor's degree over 10 years after I should have graduated.

    If I somehow stayed in school when I first went, my GPA would have been on its way to a negative number. I had an attitude problem.

    After working for 15 years, I went back and finished up in 4 semesters and graduated Magna Cum Laude, so that was cool.



    Societal achievement:

    While I was working, I trained hundreds of people in how to troubleshoot and support corporate desktop and workstations in DOS, Windows, Linux, etc. And many of them went on to get real jobs. I used to run into folks who would say how happy they were that I trained the technology and not just the product. That let them take the skills and apply them outside of the company. Some became sysadmins, some started their own companies, etc.
     
  13. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Surviving, following surgery performed two week after my appendix ruptured.
     
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    Presenting a cabaret with an audience of 1,000 :D

    Barbie
     
  16. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    You mean like outside of being me ? :D

    I think this would be to have been that successful up until now without working that much !!!
     
  17. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    Doing a 100,000 meter piece on an erg (rowing machine). Finished in 6 hours and 52 minutes, only 4 minutes behind the world record for my age group (set by one of my team mates a couple weeks after I did mine).
     
  18. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Selling enough Mars Bars and Cans of Pepsi at my school to make a big enough profit to buy this £600+ White Macbook! <3 So very proud of that.
     
  19. followme macrumors regular

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    I have a feeling that my proudest achievement is yet to come.

    But up to this point, I'm quite proud of myself for accomplishing a Level 2 certification in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). I'm aiming for Level 1 this July, but have a feeling it'll be close if I manage to pass at all.
     
  20. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Mine are

    1. Getting my A+ certification
    2. Working at a computer shop (doing what i like fixing / selling)
    3. meeting the Bee Gees and having a photo taken
    4. Getting a Autographed Rodney Rude T shirt at his concert
    5. Buying my first mac in 2006
    6. Buying my first house.
     
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  22. 63dot macrumors 603

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    When I was 17, getting my first girlfriend.

    Stuff like finishing high school, university, getting married, getting first small rock band gig, first large gig, finding a faith, first car and passing driver's license, and other stuff ranks very high but in context of high school, puberty, and until then a lifetime of awkwardness with girls, getting a girlfriend was the biggest high.

    I can't think of any feeling where for a sustained amount of time, I actually felt complete and totally high. The other highs were dampened with fear of loss on some level, but not this one.

    Realistically, I never expect to match that same high again since I think more with my rational mind and not my teenage raging hormones which only amplified the effect several times over. I do miss the highs of my youth, but don't miss the depths of despair that can plague many a teenager, and usually over pretty banal stuff.
     
  23. Surely Guest

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    Getting my doctorate was cool I guess.

    Bagging my wife is up there.

    I think my proudest achievement is yet to come (a fortune cookie told me that).
     
  24. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Giving a lecture at JPL's Von Karman Auditorium.
     

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