There are a lot of awards out there. Almost every industry, corporation, community, school (etc.) has a way they rank and recognize their best.
What makes us proud of our achievements can vary and is often intensely personal.
I’ve won a few in my time and I’m even honored of some of them. <grin> For me, recognition by the very folks who have patiently sifted through my opinions and ideas and grown even better ones is the best award. That’s my son who exemplifies this. That’s my Women in Leadership community where I work. That’s the artists with whom I play (which is the real work).
A good career goal is not to win an award. A good career goal is to feel proud and motivated.
And yes, I am proud of this week’s announcement.