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Mar 11th, 2015 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

The Mental Game

Sepp Herberger, legendary German football (soccer for Americans) manager who coached the German team to the surprise “Miracle of Bern” world cup victory in 1954, famously said:

Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel.

After the game is before the game.

It’s the perfect framing for the entrepreneur’s mental game: As much as you have to celebrate your victories and analyze and learn from your failures — you need to get ready for the next round.

The entrepreneurial battle is won one match at a time. Over and over again. Relentlessly.

Der Ball ist rund und das Spiel dauert 90 Minuten.

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