International Day for Achievers
annually on March 24th
International Day for Achievers is a day that honors those who have achieved something in any field. It is a day that recognizes those who have set goals and displayed determination and confidence on their journey to achieve them. In particular, it honors those who have enhanced the lives of other humans. It is not a day to honor the powerful and famous, but a day to honor those who have really made an impact in making the world a better place. For example, common honorees are doctors, teachers, scientists, and conservationists. They may be honored by the organizations that they are a part of, and given cash, certificates, medals, or other types of awards. Students that have excelled may be honored as well.
The day was established because many of the honorees and their achievements would otherwise never be known or honored. It is a decentralized general day that can be celebrated by anyone. It gives fame and recognition to those who have achieved something, inspires others to set their sites for noble achievements, and shows that many causes are worth pursuing, even if they aren't necessarily for financial gain. It must be remembered that oftentimes those who have achieved something have had a mentor who has helped them along the way, and that achievers are everyday people who have just gone a little bit above and beyond.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by working with any organization you are a part of to choose someone to honor for their achievements. Is there someone that always goes above and beyond to help others? Is there someone who has done something very noteworthy but has never been acknowledged for it? Today is a day to make sure that those who have achieved something while improving others lives do not go unnoticed. It is also a day of encouragement, reminding all of us that we can achieve and make a difference.