In addition to my professional commitments, which can be extremely time-consuming at times, my sporting activities have accompanied me for many years: what began with jogging developed into marathons and finally into ultra-marathons. In the meantime, I can look back on more than 70 completed competitions.

The lessons learned are:

  • it's all about setting the right goals
  • the training plan is of great importance
  • without good preparation, you won't succeed at all or not as desired
  • it takes perspiration and sometimes also overcoming
  • Be alert and listen to yourself
  • even if you are running with 30,000 other runners: it is your marathon, you run it alone, win it or lose it alone
  • ... and many more


It seems to me that whether at work or on the track, many of the criteria for success are very similar.