It is always interesting to see how great teams and great athletes always find a way to prevail. They can be banged up, tired and off their game and yet they still perform at a high level. To me that is a crucial difference between good and great.
It all starts in what they do every day in practice, the little things matter – being on time, wearing the proper uniform and giving perfect effort. This all creates positive habits that carry over to competition. They are champions every day not just on game or meet day. They continually make the champions choice; they are not always comfortable in fact they are comfortable with being uncomfortable all the time. They definitely make their opponents uncomfortable. In the end they maximize their chances of standing on the podium.