When a book lights a fire inside you, you know you’re onto a good thing. “Relentless” by Tim. S. Grover does exactly that. I almost feel I am training with him, centered and completely focused on results!
With anecdotes of the elite athletes Tim has worked with such as Michael Jordan and insights into his sports training and mental training, you really tune into your killer instincts and desire to succeed like a champion.
“Everything you need to be great is already inside you. All your ambitions, and secrets, your darkest dreams…they’re waiting for you to just let go.”
The mindset and practice of such accomplished athletes can be translated and used for your own goals and take you to the next level:
You only need to think of the end result. It is all that matters, not the instant gratification along the way. How do we do this? You get in the zone, you shut out everything else and you know exactly who you are. You keep pushing yourself harder when everyone else has had enough.
Michael Jordan knew his skills and knowledge were so finely tuned that he could dominate any situation. They say, he worked so long and hard that his body and mind reflexively knew what to do at all times. He commands that others bring the same excellence to their performance that he demands of himself.
Consistent & Persistent:
Michael Jordan didn’t work on being flashy, he worked on being consistent and he worked on it relentlessly. Again, emphasis is placed on the long term payoff versus instant gratification.
“What would you have to Sacrifice to get what you really want?”
What would you have to sacrifice to get what you really want? Your social life? Relationships? Credit Cards? Free time? Sleep? Now you must decide what you are willing to sacrifice. If the two lists don’t match up, then you don’t want it BADLY ENOUGH.
Mental Toughness is what ultimately makes you unstoppable. This is where your true work begins – understanding what you want to achieve and knowing what you will endure to get it.
“I’m going to be relentless in my Pursuit of Excellence.”
Ask yourself where you are now and where you want to be instead. Ask yourself what you’re willing to do to get there. Make a plan to get there. Act on it. There are no shortcuts.
Addicted to Results:
Being the best at what you do means engineering your life so that you NEVER STOP until you get results and then you keep going until you get what’s next. And then you go for even more. RELENTLESS.
“Every dream you imagine, everything you see and hear and feel in your sleep, that’s not fantasy, that’s your deep instinct telling you it can all be real. Follow these visions and dreams and desires and believe what you know. Only you can turn these dreams into reality. Never stop until you do.”
Tim goes to say that the greatest battles you will ever fight are with yourself, and you must always be your toughest opponent. Always demand more of yourself than others demand of you.
All in all, this book left me feeling inspired and energized. We will always meet roadblocks along our path to success but books like this light the way and give us strength to continue following our dreams. Say hello to financial freedom!
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