PILLAR 4: ACHIEVE
The Achieve Pillar consists of the Elements of Impact, Growth, Value, and Renewal. People who score high in the Achieve Pillar are “achievers.” They are results focused and outcomes-oriented. They are excellent at determining whether or not a journey or activity is “worthwhile” or “worth it.” They focus on the overall results of our efforts and are motivated by those things. These are people who experience the fulfillment that comes when you’re seeing the results that matter and make you want to keep going.
The Achieve pillar focuses on outcomes, growth, and the tangible and intangible rewards of hard work and perseverance. Constituted by the elements of Impact, Growth, Value, and Renewal, this pillar highlights the culmination of effort, the realization of potential, and the rewards reaped from dedication. Let’s dive into the characterization of someone who scores high in the Achieve pillar:
1. IMPACT-CENTRIC (IMPACT):
People scoring high in this domain often measure success by the change or difference they create. Whether in professional spheres, personal life, or broader societal contexts, they yearn to make a noticeable difference. They derive deep satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment from knowing their actions led to a meaningful change.
2. GROWTH-ORIENTED (GROWTH):
Continuous learning and self-betterment are fundamental to their ethos. They’re not just satisfied with reaching a milestone; they’re always seeking the next peak to surmount. For them, every accomplishment is a stepping stone to a new challenge, a new realm of possibility.
3. VALUE-DRIVEN (VALUE):
They cherish recognition and value both in a material and abstract sense. While financial rewards and promotions might be motivating, equally important is the intrinsic value—the knowledge that they are valued, respected, and appreciated for their contributions. They are keen on making sure their efforts align with things of value, ensuring a sense of purpose in their endeavors.
4. NEED FOR RECUPERATION, BALANCE AND FUN (RENEWAL):
Recognizing that sustained effort requires rejuvenation, these individuals prioritize downtime, relaxation, and recuperative activities. Whether it’s a hobby, meditation, or just taking some time off, they understand the importance of recharging their batteries for sustained performance and well-being.
Individuals high in the Achieve pillar are outcome-focused dynamos. They’re the epitome of individuals who reap what they sow, often emerging triumphant in their endeavors. They appreciate the journey but are significantly oriented toward the destination, cherishing the fruits of their labor.
In a professional setting, they are the stars, the top performers who not only meet but often surpass expectations. They thrive in roles that allow them to see the tangible results of their efforts, such as leadership positions, strategic roles, or any job where outcomes are measurable and directly tied to their input. On a personal front, they are ambitious, always seeking to elevate their circumstances, enrich their experiences, and deepen their understanding. Their drive is paired with a clear understanding of the need for balance, ensuring they remain centered and holistic in their approach to achievement.
You can think of these people as “Outcome-driven Achievers”: Those who score high in the Achieve pillar are results-focused and driven by the impact of their actions. They constantly seek growth and are always evaluating the value of their endeavors. For them, the journey is as important as the destination, and they are continuously looking for ways to renew and reinvent themselves. They derive satisfaction from seeing the tangible impact of their efforts and are always on the lookout for opportunities for growth and renewal.
There are two additional Pillars to the Human Achievement Process.
Together, these Pillars comprise the Human Achievement Process. We first get oriented for our journey (Orient), we then assemble what we need for that journey (Assemble), we then go to work and act on that (Act) and achieve the results of our effort (Achieve). Based on those results, we re-orient (Orient), and repeat the process over and over in an ongoing process of iterative improvement.
When Life Engineering measures the pillars, they measure each of the 4 variables (competence, autonomy, relatedness, and passion). LE also creates an overall Pillar score that includes all of these 4 variables, plus how they rated on each element individually that is within that pillar.
How someone scores across the pillars can tell a lot about that person, including what type of “general profile” they fit into (e.g. “navigator,” “enabler,” “doer,” or “achiever”).
It’s also relevant how their scores balance across the Pillars. Someone whose scores balance well across the Pillars tend to be more generalists, whereas someone who scores especially high in one pillar tends to be more of a specialist in that category of Elements and their attributes. We also see that people who have a spent a lot of time working on themselves in personal development tend to score high across all pillars. Lastly, occasionally a high score across all pillars could be representative of an exceedingly high sense of confidence in themselves.