What are accolades and why do we achieve them?

First, let us take a look at the definition of accolades in the Webster Dictionary Meaning of accolades:  1.  An award or privilege granted as a special merit or acknowledgement.

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning:  1.  An honor received acknowledging one in a positive light granting them an award.

Accolades are merits and honor a person receives for doing something exceptional.  It is funny how a medal of some kind, that in general is most likely monetarily worthless or a trophy, the same, can bring so much happiness to an individual because they are acknowledged for something exceptional they have done.  Actually, this is human nature.   We all want accolades at some point in our lives.  We all wish to be recognized for the merits which we feel we have earned.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work that way.  The things we put into making something work to the successful degree of earning a merit, don’t always bring one.  First of all, You must realize that merits are given from outside parties.  It may be time to award merits, mentally to yourself, as we all, from time to time need accomplishment and recognition to feel good about ourselves, have a good self esteem, and self respect.

Sadly, we don’t always get merits and Oscars or are nominated for our accolades in life.  We all achieve them but we are not all recognized for them.  This is why it truly is important to build your own self-esteem and merit from your core with God at the center to make it as strong as it can be.  Accolades can be mental personal awards we give ourselves and sometimes need to be.

Accolades, are quite a good feeling when awarded however, from an outside party as it does play on our egos, and help us recognize just what an outstanding job we have done.

I remember in 2005, being awarded a glass clock with my name engraved on it for being 2005’s “salesperson of the year” for Amber Homes.  I was in tears it meant so much.  You would have thought I had won an Oscar or an Emmy!  Lets face it.  It feels good to feel acknowledged.

Lets not downplay accolades as they very important.  Just remember that at some points in your life, you may have to be the one to award them to yourself depending on what your doing.  You may have to be the one to recognize your own personal achievements and reward yourself with a special privilege such as allowing yourself to shop for something nice for a job well done.

Thank you so much for reading about accolades with me today.  We are having issues with posting Poetry again, so please bear with us as we fix these glitches.  Thank you for your patience.

Samantha Leboeuf  

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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Raquel Rogers
3 years ago

Accolades hang on the hall
Brightly framed to light up the wall
Awards I won 20 yrs or more
Once when I young
a shinning star
Stronger and fearless I was then
Vivid memories way back when
Accolades now are smaller these days
Praise of a poem in such a simple way

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