As much as other sides have pushed Fusion Heat in the past three years, the biggest drive and need to be better has come from within.
Things were no different on Saturday when Fusion Heat got better the more the Rawson Homes Premiership A Grade grand final went on.
Heat weren't at their best early against a gutsy Narromine Hawks but, outside the opening few minutes, they led the whole way in a 55-37 grand final win.
It marked three successive premierships for a side which has stamped itself as one of Dubbo's best across all sports.
"Not many players can say they've won three premierships, even during their whole career," Heat captain Tash Robinson said post-game.
"It's really nice and a couple of us are getting that bit older now so it's great to get that three in a row and it's really special for us and those younger girls."
Heat didn't lose once in 2019 and while it would be easy to say they're simply to good, the side has never become complacent and settled for the success it had prior to Saturday.
Even when leading 24-17 and in control at half-time at the Nita McGrath Courts on Saturday the side was looking for ways to be better.
They were leading but some of the passes weren't as crisp as those which have followed Heat for the past few seasons have come to expect, while the attacking duo of Michelle Regan and Georgie Conway didn't have things all their own way against the defensive prowess of Narromine's Trudi Althofer and Bec Smyth.
"We definitely didn't have the best start and that was one of our main goals but we pulled away in the end and that's the aim of the game. I'm really proud of the girls," Robinson said.
"The first half wasn't good enough for us and we had a chat at half-time and said we need to pick the energy up and we definitely came out and did that."
Michelle Regan dominated the scoring the Heat, the side used her height to great advantage as she contributed a massive 48 of the 55 scored, but despite that it wasn't all smooth sailing for the goal-shooter.
The battle between Regan and Hawks captain and goal-keeper Althofer was a highlight of the game and while on paper it may appear the Heat player dominated, it would have been even more if not for the strong Hawks defence which had laid the platform for the side's shock run to the decider.
Regan played off Conway and Payton Harris, who both spent time at goal-attack, while there was a number of other positional changes the Heat made during the game to ensure they stayed on the front foot.
"There's not one person on the team I could fault all season, from the young to old," Robinson said, having sat off the final quarter.
"They've all stepped up and played their part when they had to and that's the best part of our team.
"I think that's why we're so successful, no matter who's in what position we all do our and job and we all work hard for each other and that's a real bonus we have."
Britt Hill was again immense in defence for Heat and played a huge role in the win, her vertical leap and shot blocking again a standout while her ability to start a quick transition up the court also kept the momentum with her side.
We went into today thinking it was all a bonus and we were really happy to be playing for each other.Narromine's Natalie Daymond
Narromine shooters Denise Skinner and Renee Matheson both had their moments in the game, early in the third quarter in particular when the margin was brought back to just three, but the absence of centre Meg Morris meant things weren't flowing quite as smooth as normal.
Morris missed the game due to illness and Hawks stalwart Natalie Daymond, who retired after the grand final, said that did play a role in the result.
"We played well and held our own," Daymond said.
"We had out moments and we really did miss Meg. She's the glue that holds it together and while everyone stepped up and did a really good job in her absence I think it would have been a little bit closer if she had played."
Despite the loss, the Hawks were thrilled with how far they had come and what they had achieved in their first season in the top grade.
"We were extremely stoked just to make the semis," Daymond said, her side having won the A Reserve Grade title last year.
"Then we had a fairytale result and made the final so the [preliminary] final was our grand final, I think.
"We went into today thinking it was all a bonus and we were really happy to be playing for each other and it was a great way to finish up my netball career."