It’s easy to work hard when you see the light at the end of the tunnel. The days before the championship game, it’s easy to work hard because you know that with this hard work, the reward might be soon upon you.
The challenge is to see the light in the distance. The championship game isn’t won the day before the game, it’s one in the years prior when the real hard work takes place.
When you are working hard the day before the big event, it can be satisfying but realize, it’s the people who worked hard far in advance that tend to be the ones who get to the championship (and win).
Have a great day!