Pace is a great determining factor for long-term success. Pushing a team too hard for too long doesn’t do anything positive for the future of the team unless it teaches them about limits. Any team can push harder than usual for a while but it has to have a finish line. Pursuing a goal at all costs will eventually have diminishing returns. Joy will diminish. Efficiency will diminish. Short term success will diminish. Long term success will diminish. What was the point of working so hard for so long again?