The Achievement Gap exists.
Now, I know that is not a surprise. Some people achieve more than others. It is just a fact. It always has been. What is different today is that our divisive leaders have convinced those who achieve less that it is the fault of those who achieve more.
The definition of achievement is:
- something that has been done or achieved through effort; a result of hard work.
- the act of achieving something.
- the state or condition of having achieved or accomplished something.
If someone ties me up and prevents me from achieving it is on him. While that is rarely the case, if I achieve less than someone else, it is usually on me.
Blaming someone else for failing to accomplish something is ridiculous. In fact, it is cowardly.
So, if we are achieving less than someone else, the first thing to do is look at ourselves and ask why I am failing to achieve. Any other response is foolish. And it won’t do a thing to help us achieve.