The Success Iceberg – The Unseen

This illustration was a strong reminder to me today of all the work that goes into success.

There are no shortcuts. There are no overnight successes.

Success means work.

Icebergs have two parts: What people see (above the surface) and what people don’t see (below the surface).

If you’re like me, you get mesmerized by someone’s “above the surface” success and don’t count all the costs they paid to get there (below the surface).

Here are the “below the surface” costs of success:

  • Dedication
  • Hard work
  • Good habits
  • Disappointment
  • Sacrifice
  • Failure
  • Persistence

Success takes work.

Is your dream worth the cost?

If not, get a better dream.

If so, get back to work.