One of the best books I’ve read recently, is called Relentless,” From Good to Great to Unstoppable”, by Tim Grover. Being a retired athlete, I was able to connect to his great stories about the athletes such as Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and many more he has trained. Tim explains how being relentless is vital in reaching high levels of success in anything you do in life. Not just being an athlete, but in work and business too. 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. Being relentless is focusing on the end result and never being satisfied.
It has been stated that there are 3 types of competitors: Coolers, Closers, and Cleaners.
- A cooler does a good job and waits for a pat on the back.
- A closer does a good job and pats himself on the back.
- A cleaner just does a good job, that’s his job.
The book resonated with me in so many ways. In whatever field you are trying to become good, great or legendary, you will need a relentless mindset. Anyone who has ever accomplished anything great in life, made the conscious decision to do the impossible. When I say the impossible, I mean by stretching themselves to develop the necessary skills and abilities to thrive in that particular area. This requires living in the uncomfortable zone, and knowing it is the only path to reaching success. Lastly, commit to intentionally growing in your field of competence every day.
Here are some valuable takeaways from the book:
-Cleaners, don’t perform a job, they reinvent it. There mindset is, “I own this!”
-Take responsibility for everything
-Cleaners are willing to die trying
-Results is all that matters
-The greats never stop learning
-When you’re a cleaner, you don’t celebrate your achievement because you always want more
-When you’re great, you trust your instincts, when you’re unstoppable, your instincts trust you
Quote of The Day: “Winning is a habit.”-Vince Lombardi
Recommended Reading: Relentless: By Tim Grover