Andrew Surman says the painful memories of Norwich's recent 6-1 thumping by Manchester City will spur them on to a winning end of the season.
The Premier League new-boys have surprised many with the ease with which they have settled into mid-table and avoided a messy relegation battle.
But a drubbing by City gave them the wake-up call that was needed to focus the players on finishing as high up the league as possible and set up a perfect summer break.
Norwich shipped another massive haul of goals against City at the Etihad Stadium in December when they went down 5-1.
But that defeat was followed by a run of one loss in their next eight matches and Surman believes Norwich can do so again starting with relegation-threatened Blackburn on Saturday.
"You want to finish with a positive frame of mind heading into the summer, and we want to finish as high as we can in the Premier League because the higher we finish the more of an achievement this is," said the 25-year-old told the EDP. "So we want to keep pushing.
"We don't want to let the season peter out and we end up finishing 16th or 17th. We want to really push on and see if we can finish in the top half.
"We are not in a relaxed frame of mind yet and I don't think the gaffer allows that really. Everyone wants to finish with a flourish and see how many points we can get.
"We've got some big games coming up with Blackburn, Liverpool, Arsenal and Villa. They are all top sides in the Premier League so they're going to be tough, we know that.
"And we know if we take our foot off the gas you can end up being on the end of a hiding again, like Saturday.
"So we need to push through and end the season on a high. We've got four games left and we'll aim to get 12 points out of those four games, and there's no reason why we shouldn't."