Possible Answer #1:
“I have never been a great public speaker. The very thought of facing a crowd used to make me nervous.
When I started college, my best friend advised me that I had to get over this roadblock to shine through.
So, last year, I took the bold step of trying my hand at public speaking. I joined the Debate Club in my college.
Since then, I have participated in multiple contests.
Initially, I stammered, forgot my lines, dropped the microphone once due to my sweaty palms and even got booed at or scolded by the judges.
Yet, I kept on participating. Last month, for the very first time in a year, I won the third prize.
It was a great boost to my self-confidence.
I believe that it is my greatest feat so far, even bigger than my AIEEE rank.”
Possible Answer #2:
“I have helped my father set up his business from scratch. This is our family business and a startup as well.
The initial days were really very tough as I had to learn and apply everything at once.
Be it sales, marketing, leadership, management, finance, finance, human resources etc.
I became a jack of all trades overnight. It was really difficult to running and grow the business.
Nothing was so difficult or stressful as this one, midway I even slipped into depression and anxiety.
I even made up my mind to quit my job and focus entirely on my father’s dream, but thankfully the business took of due to our collective efforts.
Today, I am free to focus on my career once again, and do what I love the most.
The accomplishment bit here is that I feel whole and complete, as my family business is running smoothly and my career is undisturbed.”