It's a philosophy experienced Knights assistant coach David Furner believes can potentially change the landscape for the club in 2020.
And the playing group is living it every day during a tough pre-season training regime under new coach Adam O'Brien.
O'Brien and Furner are both on the same page when it comes to addressing the team's self-confessed soft mentality and lack of resilience under pressure, which came in for plenty of criticism during the back half of last season as the Knights finals drought continued.
Furner yesterday echoed the head coach when he claimed the training paddock is where those issues are sorted out.
"We needed to look at how we train," Furner said.
"You look at resilience and mentality, I think that's built during training when you are putting the players in situations they are going to be accustomed to in games. That's really important and is going to help the team."
Furner's philosophy is simple. He is adamant the way you play during games is reflective of the way you train. "If you want to play fast, you have to train fast," Furner says.
As a result, there has been a notable lift in training intensity levels from last season and the speed at which drills are being done.
True to his word, O'Brien has ramped things up.
"Last week was all about the testing," Furner said. "For Adam and the coaching staff, it was a chance to look at all the players individually. We got to look at the type of characters in this squad.
"There is a lot of potential here and I'm excited about the talent in the squad. But Adam's made one clear point and that is that we are going to be training hard."
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Knights skipper Mitchell Pearce says the new, tough approach to training is what was needed.
"It's been really tough but it's been good," he said. "There's been a lot of short, sharp, intense stuff and some unexpected stuff to test us. Everyone's been up for it."
If you want to play fast, you have to train fast.David Furner
After going through tapes of all the Knights games last season, Furner firmly believes the positives far out-weighed the negatives despite a number of blowouts that ended the club's finals hopes. Asked what needs to improve, he said: "I don't think too much to be honest. There's a lot more positives than there are negatives and that's what we are focusing on as a coaching group.
"We have all had a bit of a look at last year but it's about looking forward at what we can do well and how we train.You can learn from various aspects of the attack and the defence but I don't think there are big problems.
"Adam's put a really good coaching staff around him and we are all excited about what sort of squad we've got."