In Tim S. Grover’s book Relentless; From Good to Great to Unstoppable, he describes 13 things that make a person relentless. Tim is the personal/physical trainer to some of the most elite athletes. He was the personal trainer for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and Charles Barkley to name a few. He now trains several athletes out of his gym in Chicago, Illinois.
In Tim’s book he outlines 13 things that people who are extremely successful in their careers do. He describes their mindset and work ethic and how those two areas make them unstoppable.
Do you want to be unstoppable? Do you want to be the best?
In this first post I will describe the first 3 characteristics of elite performers and what they do that makes them Relentless and unstoppable.
1. You keep pushing yourself harder when everyone else has had enough.
- You cant excel at anything until you first train your mind. You cant commit to excellence until your mind is ready to take you there.
- Teach the mind, train the body.
- Physical dominance will make you great. Mental dominance is what makes you unstoppable.
- Do the work. Do something you don’t want to do.
- Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
- There is no off switch you are always on.
2. You get into a zone, you shut out everything else and control the uncontrollable.
- When you’re in the zone, you don’t think you just act.
- When you are in the zone, nothing around you exists. It is just you and you have laser focus on the target and the goal.
- In the zone you know you must execute or fail, and failing is not an option.
- You are detached from anything outside of what is going on right now.
- Thinking is opposite of the zone, when you are in the zone you are acting and only acting on the task at hand.
- Emotions make you weak. There are no emotions in the zone.
- You are all instincts in the zone.
3. You know exactly who you are.
- We were all born bad and taught to be good. Or in other words, born relentless, and taught to relent.
- We are all born with natural instincts to survive. A baby knows if it cries it will get fed.
- Can you remember a time when you weren’t being taught compliance and limitations. You weren’t scrutinizing what you were about to say. You weren’t worried what others thought? At some point you stopped doing what came naturally and started doing what you were told, or as I mentioned in the previous chapter, thinking too much.
- Don’t take something simple and make it hard.
- Everything you need is already inside you. You are completely wired with instincts and reflexes specifically designed so you can survive and succeed. You don’t have to think about them, they are always working.
- The greats never stop learning.
- Real learning is absorbing everything you can and then trusting yourself to use what you know instantaneously.
- Stop waiting to be taught something you already know. How many millions of diet books and exercise books are there? We all know whats in them. We just don’t do it. You know what it takes to lose weight.
- Oprah Winfrey said: “Every right decision I made, I went with my gut. Almost every wrong decision I made, I listened to someone else.”
- There is zero chance you will ever get anywhere if you allow yourself to become paralyzed by soft excuses and countless reasons why you’ll never get where you want to be.
Do you push yourself past your supposed limits, or do you quit when things get uncomfortable? When was the last time you were in the zone? Are you getting in a zone ever? Do you know who you are and trust your gut? Be Relentless today in whatever you pursue. What else is there to do.
Be sure to check back here for the remaining posts on the book Relentless.
To your success and your future.