Great teams see small victories as laying a path to a larger one. They don’t see them as compromises. Some teams use the fact that their victory is too far as an excuse not to try. They don’t want to do anything less than excellent so they think it wise to do nothing at all. Nothing is much farther from the goal than something is. Sometimes our best doesn’t meet the desired outcome but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Our best effort often opens doors to the result we seek when we take the steps down the path towards something. Excellence was never achieved by quitting before we start.