Success vs Achievement
Success and Achievement are two words that appear alike in their meanings, but strictly speaking they show some differences between them. The word ‘achievement’ is used in connection with the realization of one’s goals.
On the other hand the word success is used in the sense of fulfilling certain conditions necessary to reach the goal.
In other words it can be said that success leads to achievement. It can also be said that achievement is arrived at by string of successes. You achieve a goal by attaining success all the way. You don’t achieve a goal when you do not attain success. Thus it is said that success and achievement are related.
Success consists in succeeding in the attempt. Achievement consists in reaching a milestone. Scaling Mt. Everest is an achievement since it consists in reaching a milestone. In the same way setting foot on the moon is an achievement since it consists in reaching a milestone too.
Scoring distinction in the examination is an achievement. On the other hand clearing the examination paper in the first attempt can be called in terms of success. Finding a combination in the chemistry laboratory can be called in terms of success. It is not an achievement.
Success makes one happy whereas achievement makes one proud. In other words success is a matter of happiness whereas achievement is a matter of pride. If a country wins the football title in the world football championship, then the country is pride of its achievement. Winning every match is explained in terms of success. This is the basic difference between the two words success and achievement.
It is very important to note that success paves the way for achievement. Strings of successes would lead to achievement. This is the secret of achievement. Sometimes both these words are interchanged.
Achievement is used in connection with the realization of one’s goals.
Success is used in the sense of fulfilling certain conditions necessary to reach the goal.
Achievement is arrived at by string of successes.