Almost each HAM reflects sooner or later: and that, actually, I reached in this hobby? Much I made, or it isn't enough? Simply "examining" the logbook or a QSL cards – it not to understand, and especially – not to measure. However there is an objective criterion, and everyone can use it.
It is an assessment of results on the statistical principle. It is necessary to look not at single QSO, and at their set. Not on separate, let and very interesting QSO with several correspondents from many … It is necessary to look at all files, and search in it manifestations of your achievements. To carry out communications with as it is possible biggest number of the countries and territories (provinces). To achieve the maximum confirmability of these communications. To show to colleagues on hobby that it is really possible to make, having such, as at you, a set of the equipment and antennas. Plus your skills, abilities and personal qualities: persistence, persistence, patience and aiming at result.