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Eli Manning SB trophyI’m a big NY Giants fan, so I was totally pumped when they won the Super Bowl this past Sunday. But as I watched the Super Bowl parade yesterday and saw all the players’ and fans’ happiness, I thought to myself – What’s the normal person’s equivalent of winning the Super Bowl?

We’re all professionals at something, just not a professional athlete at the highest level and the biggest stage.  I think of the times that I’ve felt really good after accomplishing something, and I bet it pales in comparison to what Eli Manning or Tom Coughlin felt. What’s the career equivalent for people like you and me? Is it landing a big sale, getting that promotion or completing that big project successfully? I’m not sure it compares to lifting the Lombardi trophy over your head. Or if you’re an entrepreneur, maybe it’s selling your company or filing that IPO?   I should ask Mark Zuckerberg soon.

Maybe it’s something personal, like getting married or having a child? I don’t know, I haven’t done either of those. Or maybe buying that shiny new luxury car or big house, which signifies that you made it? Who knows.

So what is it? Have you ever felt such a sense of accomplishment that you felt that you won the Super Bowl of your world, and if so, what happened? Let me know!


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Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:22 pm February 8, 2012
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I haven’t done it yet but I’m guessing having a child is my equivalent. I will raise that child up above my head like a Lomardi trophy.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:34 am February 8, 2012
Psychic Witness
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As a writer, I would say getting my book published. That would have to be my equivalent to winning the Superbowl. Hopefully one day I will experience that joy.

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 10:15 am February 8, 2012
    mikewchan
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    That’s a great example. Hopefully you’ll win many Super Bowls in your career!

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