What is your greatest achievement?

No this isn’t the start of an interview, although it is one of the most common questions asked when attending a job interview. The reason for this is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways depending on the character of an individual.

Talk about a loaded question. Think right now, does something immediately come to mind? Maybe, but odds are you’ve got a million thoughts spinning around your head. It’s safe to say there’s a lot there for all of us – so much so that it’s almost impossible to pinpoint one event from our past that can be considered the definitive ‘greatest accomplishment’.

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What is Your Greatest Accomplishment? If you could sum this question up in 140 characters or less in a tweet what would you write? Would your response be humbling or inspiring? Would it be something you have done for you, or what you have done for your family, a friend or a stranger?

Whether your greatest accomplishment is getting to university or raising your children, surpassing the legacy of generations before you or volunteering your time for the less fortunate. We all have something (many things) to be proud of. We all have a story to tell.

But keep this in mind: Your greatest accomplishment isn’t always set in stone – your past doesn’t define your future. The future is out there for you to conquer – the road ahead is wide open and you’re in the driver’s seat. Your greatest accomplishment could still be to come

So, is there one monumental event that stands out for you? Have you been asked this question before? What response did you give?