If art imitates life, then, does life imitate art?
Many active sportspeople, especially those in endurance sports, seem to also be highly-driven people in their professions and vocations. They demonstrate qualities and values that are mirrors of national and professional athletes.
A business project may be viewed and treated as a race. When developing the business, the entrepreneur or businessperson plans and executes the plan, with timing and precision. Little is left to chance, if one is to ascertain success. Values engaged include endurance, persistence, determination, innovation, passion, diligence and discernment. These values help sustain your business, for they support your motivation, providing the energy to reach your goals.
Be in business for the long run. Be a marathoner. Keep going.