Tim Grover is a personal trainer who has witnessed how someone becomes unstoppable. In fact, he has witnessed it twice. He was the personal trainer of two of the greatest basketball players of all time - Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. In his book “Relentless”, he teaches how one can become unstoppable. If you are one of the people who think “good” or “great” is not good enough, let’s learn from the following amazing quotes from his book.
The method of achieving success can be quite simple. But simple doesn’t mean easy. In fact, it may be the opposite. Find out what you want to get, figure out the price and then pay the price. It’s simple yet difficult. If it’s easy, is it a worthy goal?
If you desire something like crazy, doing hard work to get that thing seems very natural.
It’s okay that your friends or your spouse don’t encourage you to pursue your goal. Most people don’t know what pursuing their goals is about. They don’t know what they don’t know.
Having talent may mean that you could achieve some success in high school or even college but it wouldn’t help you succeed at a higher level.
Remember that any goal that is worth pursuing is supposed to require hard work. If you expect things to be easier, the gap between your expectation and the reality is too great that it can easily make you give up. Expect things to be difficult and do them anyway.
There is no shame in resting when you are tired. You just have to be aware that your competitor might be still working while everybody else is resting.
Being mentally tough is about sticking to working towards your goal, no matter what happens.
Being one of the best in your field requires hard work and there’s no way around it. There are a lot of ways to become mediocre or even good, but if your goal is to become excellent, you don’t have much choice.
With the above quote, Tim Grover suggests that we should do something that is important yet uncomfortable everyday. Otherwise, we would end up with too many things that we need to do that are uncomfortable to do and things become a mess.
Instead of turning yourself into another person, turn yourself into the focused version of yourself. You should have experienced that state where you are so focused on doing something that the outside world seems irrelevant. Find that version of yourself.
If your goal is to become one of the best, you may have to view “near-perfect” as “not good enough”.
If you don’t let yourself get distracted by your emotion, the method of getting success is simple. The above quote of Tim Grover reveals the five steps to achieve success. The method is simple, but expect the journey to be hard.
Keep working on being the best version of yourself is a great way to live. To do that, keep working on getting what you want and then once you reach it, get the next thing.
The above Tim Grover quote is such an inspiring quote. When something is done, find the next thing to do that will get you closer to your highest-level goal.
Look around you. There are tons of people who say they will work on some big things soon. Do they ever do it? Do you want to be one of those people?
Don’t be afraid to set big goals but make them executable. If you set goals that you surely cannot execute, what’s the point of setting those goals?