Success Iceberg Poster (PDF)


£5.90 GBP

This poster is a great visual reminder that every accomplished or successful person had to invest a lot of effort, work, and many other things until they achieved their goals.

It shows there are no shortcuts and there are no overnight successes. 

Success means effort, grit, failures, frustrations, rejections. It also means kindness towards others and taking care of yourself. 

The poster size is 8.5'' x 11'' (22 x 28 cm), it will print on a regular A4 size paper. 

It is perfect for printing at home using a non-commercial printer. 

Each license is valid for one educator/classroom with 1-35 students, one practitioner, or one family. These printables are for non-commercial use only. This PDF file may not be distributed for free or for any form of compensation. 

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This poster is an important conversation tool to spark the discussion about success:

  • Ask your child to imagine they're on the ship in the sea and they see an iceberg (just like in this poster). Ask which part of the iceberg they can see from their ship.
  • Explain an iceberg has two parts: what people see (above the water line) and what people don’t see (beneath the water). Only a small part of an iceberg is visible, whereas the larger part of an iceberg is hidden beneath the water.
  • Explain that this is similar to when they see a successful person. They can only see the outcome of this person's actions and most of their accomplishments (the visible part of the iceberg). Whereas the efforts that were necessary to achieve such an outcome remain hidden and unnoticed (the invisible part of an iceberg that is beneath the water line).
  • Ask what they think they need to do to achieve success and fulfill their dreams (put forth effort, accept their failures, learn from mistakes, be kind and help others, etc.).
  • Expand the conversation by talking about your own successes and what it took you to achieve them.
  • Give an example of a famous person like Thomas Edison who went through ten thousand experiments before he invented his light bulb.