“Some players think hustle is the same as competing. It is not. It is a part of competing -- but competing also means doing the things you have practiced every day, to the best of your ability, whether you're winning or losing!” Kevin Eastman
“The comfort zone is that deceitful place designed to rob you of your full potential. Regardless of how uncomfortable it makes you, do the work to ascend to higher levels.” Tamara Jones
“In order for teams to win at the highest level, a team must have great culture. Great culture starts with: work ethic, sacrifice, and embracing whatever role is needed in order to win.” Eric Musselman
“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” Pat Summitt
Players who want to play and have fun are "participants". Players who work hard in practice and games are "competitors". Players who do what's right all the time are "champions".
If doing the 'little things' bores you, if teaching the fundamentals bores you, if following 'the process' bores you, then I hope failure is not something that bores you. Because you are going to experience frequent failure without a keen attention to detail.
"Races are won by a fraction of a second, National Championship games by a single point. That fraction of a second or that single point is the result of relevant details performed along the way." John Wooden
"Unsuccessful teams only want to win if it's comfortable for them. Are they willing to do something else to be a winner?" Doc Rivers
"Don't be content with average because average is just as close to the bottom as it is the top." Danielle Ballentine
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden
"You can't cheat the grind.... It knows how much you've invested and it won't give you anything you haven't worked for." Inky Johnson
"There are no short cuts. If you want to do something special there's a price to pay." Tom Thibodeau