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For example if you wish to do or have something, you can use aspiration. What word is the best to use for things that you have and done already?

I was thinking about accomplishment, but it only applies to things we did. I want a word that combines the meaning of things we did and things we have right now.

It's hard to communicate what I need, so I give one more example:

Alex's aspiration

  • playing piano
  • having a piano
  • other things that I use to do and have

Alex's [word I am looking for]

  • I already learned playing piano
  • I bought a piano
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Something like expertise? –  MετάEd May 17 '13 at 3:11
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A physical object is not an aspiration. You don't "aspire to a piano." You might "aspire to own a piano," but the piano itself would be your "desire," not your aspiration. Aspiration refers to an action, or to the embodiment of an active accomplishment. You have to aspire to do something, or to be something that you can accomplish (for example, "he aspires to be a piano player"). So your use of "aspiration" is a bit off target. And the word you seek, which would combine an achieved aspiration and a fulfilled desire into one word, is a concept I've never heard of. –  John M. Landsberg May 17 '13 at 5:36
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Maybe you're going for attainments? –  onomatomaniak May 17 '13 at 5:41
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If you have't yet got there, you could say "My aspirations include playing the piano and curing cancer". It might be [slightly] unlikely those particular aspirations would be realised - but if they were, you could reasonably say "My accomplishments include playing the piano and curing cancer". –  FumbleFingers May 17 '13 at 22:39
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Achievement, attainment, accomplishment mentioned by others are fine, but really you're just looking for "todo list" vs. "done" or "check". And typically you don't make a second list for that anyway, you just check off the items on the todo list. –  RegDwigнt May 20 '13 at 20:10

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I think the word Achievement is general enough to describe what you are trying to describe. It is a slightly better fit than Accomplishment in the context you have.

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