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.