When you have been striving and doing your best, but feel like your best isn’t the best. That all your effort has gone down the drain.
The King’s Iceberg Theory Of Success
Everyone of us knows the structure of an iceberg that floats in the sea, so you’ll know that only a small fraction of an iceberg is visible above the water line, whereas the larger part of an iceberg is hidden beneath the water.
Everyone of us can see the outcome of this persons actions and most of his accomplishments (the visible part of the iceberg), whereas the efforts that were necessary to achieve such an outcome remain hidden, unnoticed (like the invisible part of an iceberg that is beneath the water line).
Banker – Let’s have a look at a fictitious person, which is a very successful investment banker. Well, we see this banker having lots of tangibles, such as fancy cars and an amazing villa, maybe even another house in his favorite holiday location. In case we get to know this investment banker closer we start to discover all his achievements and how successful in life he is.
Success – This is the visible part of the iceberg that stands figuratively for all the accomplishments of a successful person, which we discover once we see or get to know this person.
Hard Work – While we are blinded by all the glamorous succeeding of this person we might have forgotten that there still exists an unknown part of the iceberg that remains hidden beneath the water, which is much bigger than what is visible at first sight.
The hidden part of the iceberg stands figuratively for all the efforts that were necessary to achieve the outcome, such as hard work, perseverance at work, a long time of studying and maybe all the years of not being successful at all.
Keep Pressing On!
The “Iceberg Theory of Success” helps us to realize that every successful person had to invest a lot of effort and work until this person achieved his goals. Having this in mind we can avoid having too high expectations towards an outcome that we want to achieve, but it also allows us to be more persistent, as we can clarify ourselves that we have to do whatever it takes to succeed.
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gate
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