"The game that takes place in the mind of the player. It is played to overcome all habits of mind which inhibit excellence in performance...To uncover and explore the potential within the human body."
The greatest football manager ever famously said: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
Fantastic read Frederik, reminds me of one of Arsene Wenger's famous quotes. “When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.”
Dig the new name 👍🏽
Wanderjahre, never looked at it this way, but is a good methaphor to look back on things!
There is probably a great post to be written about what business could learn from sport. Like sport, business has finite number of outcomes but in sport participants prepare accordingly, less so in business (I think!) Daily practice is essential in sport - why wouldn't it be useful in business. Sport is a true meritocracy whilst the barriers in business [nepotism, cronyism etc] stop so many reaching their potential.
Incidentally Mouboussin regularly recommends reading Steven Crist, a famous horse player. I'd love to know if you've read any of his stuff Frederik and what lessons you took from it.