Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.
In business or in football, it takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to produce spectacular results.
Whether four years of strenuous attention to football and fraternities is the best preparation for professional work has never been seriously investigated.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preparation is the be-all of good trial work. Everything else - felicity of expression, improvisational brilliance - is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.