South African star Thinus Delport insisted the key to survival was staying positive as Warriors won a final day thriller at Sixways.
"Six games ago everyone thought we were going down so we played six Cup finals in a row," he said.
"We did a lot of work last week, and this week the emphasis was on calm and being relaxed. The whole atmosphere was 'keep your feet up, keep your heads level and enjoy yourselves'."
Drop goal hero Shane Drahm insisted avoiding the drop on the final day of the season was even better than winning a trophy.
Drahm kicked two conversions and slotted over a crucial second half drop-goal as the Warriors beat Saracens 22-7 to retain their Premiership place.
"Winning a final is great but to survive from where we were a few months ago is incredible," he said. "We had nothing to lose so we thought there's no pressure, we're expected to go down, we've got to go out fighting."
Warriors will take a one-point advantage back to Sixways after a Niall Annett try on the stroke of full-time handed Dean Ryan's men victory in the first leg of the Greene King IPA Championship play-off final.