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“Success is an iceberg”

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“Success is an iceberg”

Samantha Holloway
27 May 2019

I’m very excited to be joining the journal as the new Academic Editor but know I have some big shoes to fill! I hope I can continue Karen’s excellent work in providing a valuable contribution to the success of the journal.

For this first editorial, I would like to take the opportunity to share with you my career journey to illustrate that successes can take a while to come to fruition, and often rely on opportunities arising, some of which need to be sought. I follow Hugh Kearns on Twitter, who is a recognised expert in self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. His metaphor of success as an iceberg was the inspiration for this editorial:

“When someone has a paper published or wins an award or gets promoted you only see the

final success. You don’t see the earlier rejections, revisions and setbacks. You might assume they found it easy but that is rarely so.” (Kearns, 2019)

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