“Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.” –Jack Lynch
Leave it all on the field, every day. And then again. That is how you build an attitude of and a reputation for excellence.
If you do everything with the intention of “emptying the tank”, of that potentially being the last memory of your professional career for yourself and others, you will gain attention and admiration. More importantly, you will model a personal commitment that becomes part of who you are at the deepest level. And that is the best way to play any game.