16 Life-Changing Tim Grover Quotes: Lessons From Michael Jordan’s Trainer

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.  


“Figure out what you do, then do it. And do it better than anyone else.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

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?


“I’m not telling you to love it. I’m telling you to crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.” - Tim Grover

If you desire something like crazy, doing hard work to get that thing seems very natural.  


“Surround yourself with those who want you to succeed. People who don’t pursue their own dreams won’t encourage you to pursue yours.” - Tim Grover

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.  


“Success isn’t the same as talent. The world is full of incredibly talented people who never succeed at anything.” - Tim Grover

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.  


“Everything gets easier when you stop expecting it to be easy.” - Tim Grover

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.  


“When you’re tired, sore, and can’t do more, that’s the time to do more.” - Tim Grover

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.  


“Mental toughness is believing without a doubt, that whatever happens, you got this.” - Tim Grover

Being mentally tough is about sticking to working towards your goal, no matter what happens.  


“Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“You have to do something you don’t want to do. Every day. Challenge yourself to be uncomfortable, push past the apathy and laziness and fear. Otherwise, the next day you’re going to have two things you don’t want to do, then three and four and five, and pretty soon, you can’t even get back to the first thing.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“Here’s the key: I’m not going to tell you how to change. People don’t change. I want you to trust who you already are, and get to that Zone where you can shut out all the noise, all the negativity and fear and distractions and lies, and achieve whatever you want, in whatever you do.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

If your goal is to become one of the best, you may have to view “near-perfect” as “not good enough”.  


“Decide. Commit. Act. Succeed. Repeat.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“Being the best means engineering your life so you never stop until you get what you want, and then you keep going until you get what’s next. And then you go for even more.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“I don’t care how good you think you are, or how great others think you are—you can improve, and you will. Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more. The minute your mind thinks, “Done,” your instincts say, “Next.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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.  


“Talk never goes up in price, it’s always free, and you usually get what you pay for.” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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?


“Make a plan that truly reflects your goals and interests, and you'll be more likely to execute. Why pretend you're going to work out every single day when you know you're only going to do it three times a week?” - Tim S. Grover, Relentless

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?

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