The Welsh openside agrees with head coach Warren Gatland that tasting series success is the be all and end all this summer but he is fully aware that seeing off the likes of the Force, Reds, Waratahs and Brumbies could play a part in that process.
"Winning gives you great confidence and momentum so you obviously go out to win every game," said Warburton.
"Whether that happens or not, you always stay focused on what the end goal is.
"From a playing perspective, when we won the Grand Slam with Wales in 2012 it was a lot easier turning up to sessions week in, week out when you're winning games where the mood is much better and you've got a lot more confidence.
"It was difficult to come back from losing against Ireland in the first match this year - we managed to do that but it was a tough obstacle to overcome.
"When you're winning week in, week out it definitely makes things easier."
The challenge facing the Lions certainly won't be an easy one given the quality of players on show in Australia.
Deans has an impressive pool of talent to pick from, even if star No7 David Pocock won't feature because of a season-ending knee injury.
Warburton is aware of just how influential Pocock can be but, with a trio of hugely talented opensides ready to replace the man he faced in Oz with Wales last summer, he is still expecting a major battle at the breakdown.
"It's probably going to be one of the fastest games you've been involved with, especially as it's against Australia. They're a great attacking side and can be quite unpredictable depending on the personnel they pick and that makes for a great spectacle for rugby and the sort of game that every player will want to be involved in," added Warburton.
"It should be a dry, hard track, but that will suit most of the players - it's what you'd rather. I'd much rather a Test series on a nice, hard track rather than slogging it out on a wet, horrible pitch.
"It's obviously a blow for them losing David Pocock - he was nominated for IRB World Player of the Year in the last few years and that's not by accident as he's a top-class player.
"But the replacements they've got with Michael Hooper, George Smith and Liam Gill, three outstanding openside flankers, means that if they could have an injury in any position, maybe No7's the one. They're fortunate they've got some very gifted players in that area."