I set out to achieve my Accreditation in Public Relations with a goal of learning public relations best practices and what it would take for me to be the best practitioner I could be. Most importantly, so I thought, I wanted to prove to myself that I could accomplish an aggressive personal goal.
As I glance at my APR certificate on the bookshelf in my office, I realize the process helped me learn a little more about myself than I initially bargained for:
- Meeting a personal goal within my allotted time frame. Check.
- Studying best practices and gaining knowledge and skills to become a better practitioner. Check.
- Feeling more confident in what I’ve already accomplished in my career and a sense of pride in what I’m capable of accomplishing in this wonderful field. Double check!