Inches make champions is a quote I found online by Vince Lombardi. It is one I use to push myself forward when I think something is too hard.
"Vince Lombardi, the football coach who brought the Green Bay Packers from fifteen losing seasons to successive world championships, thought success was a matter of inches. A bit more concentration, one extra push in practice, a consistent second effort for a tiny additional gain. He didn't ask his players to be something other than they were - he asked them to improve their best an inch at a time. He knew inches add up, in life as in sports."
"Lombardi knew a lot about winning. If football is a game of inches, so is career success. In the competitive world, you seldom win by a landslide.
"In life as in football, it is often the little things that count: going to meetings when we feel like staying home, or speaking our minds, no matter how insignificant our opinion may seem. When we feel like simply hiding - inches make the difference."
Quote taken and rearranged from here and here."Buzz Sullivan, a high school diving coach, said, "A champion is someone who goes so far they can't go another inch—and then they go that inch." Winning in business or in personal life is all about inches: going small distances successfully, then going farther still."