A great article to read and reread. Let this one sink in…
“Achievement is the completion of the task imposed from outside — the reward often being a path to the next achievement.
Accomplishment is the end point of an engulfing activity we’ve chosen, whose reward is the sudden rush of fulfillment, the sense of happiness that rises uniquely from absorption in a thing outside ourselves.”
The process of applying to college feels overly-achievement oriented, when in fact, it’s applications that highlight both that tend to be the most compelling.
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