how to be relentless

Want to know how to be relentless and unstoppable in your life? 

I recently finished reading the book Relentless: From Good To Great To Unstoppable by Tim Grover.  It's a really powerful, motivating read as it will force you to demand MORE from yourself.

In this video blog, I share what it means to be relentless and unstoppable in your life.  I share the mindset of a “Cleaner”, which is a term used in Tim's book for those that have the highest standards and the absolute best at what they do.

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Video Transcript

All right guys, how to be relentless, how to be unstoppable. It all starts right here, right here in the mind guys. It's your mindset, if you want to be successful in your life, you have to cultivate the mindset of a champion, the mindset of someone that is successful.

Your current mindset right now, your current belief system, your current blueprint, has gotten you exactly where you are today.

If you're not happy with where you're at right now, you're not happy with the results in your life, you don't have the success that you want, the body, the health, the vitality, the relationship, then, it's because your mindset is flawed.

Your mindset is missing that edge, is missing that belief, it's missing that certainty. The relentlessness, the unstoppability, to really get you beyond where you are right now until where you want to be.

Your mindset has to be conditioned

Your mindset has to be cultivated. How do you get the mindset, how do you become relentless? How do you become unstoppable? Through modeling, we live in a world where there are many people that are more successful than you and me.

There's already people out there that have the edge, they are relentless, they are unstoppable, whether that'd be in sport and business.

It doesn't matter what endeavor in life, in order to be the best at that, you have to have the right mindset. You can read books, you can learn and model from these great people, these legends, the Michael Jordan's of the world, and cultivate their belief systems as well.

It's not enough just to observe, you can't just watch someone and expect to take on just through osmosis their mindset and their belief system, that's one element of it, but you have to go deeper.

The best way to do it is to condition yourself guys, you have to condition, the strength and the psychology within yourself, every single day. That's what all the great people in the world do. If you look at a professional athlete, whether that's LeBron James, or Kobe Bryant, or Dwyane Wade, or Michael Jordan, they've all conditioned that mindset.

They went after the best and the best, they learned from them, they found coaches and mentors, and they worked on not just their physical body and their talent but also their mind, because they recognized that the mind is what's going to allow themselves to maximize their potential. To maximize the talent or the athleticism or whatever, other gifts that they might have in their lives.

They conditioned it, every single day, it's a habit. You condition it through reading and modeling other people, you can condition it through affirmations, incantations, having a morning ritual, pushing yourself and challenging yourself again and again, and having mentors and coaches.

Have a strong why

Demanding more of yourself, raising your standards, having a strong why? A mission, a purpose beyond yourself. 

Having those reasons that will drive you, you got to cultivate all that guys. That's why I'm a big fan of morning rituals. I preach ever since 2012, my YouTube channel and years before then, before I was even on YouTube, because a morning ritual, since I was 17 years old, is something that transformed my life.

Just the act of doing something for myself every day, conditioning myself, to be the person that I want to be, over a matter of years, of you to do something, enough times, you do any habit, enough times, it becomes a part of you, becomes part of who you are, becomes automatic. Becomes your identity.

That's what I've done in my life, I'm reading a great book right now guys, called “Relentless,” and it kind of spurred the topic of this video.

Tim Grover

I've got my kindle here, I'm going to read you guys from the book, it's from Tim Grover. Tim Grover was the trainer, not just for the body but also the mind, of a lot of the great athletes in the world, basketball players, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, they've all gone to him to help condition their body and their mind.

He often talks about the mindset as the most important thing. I recommend this book, by the way, but I'm going to read you guys some passages from it because it really demonstrates the mentality of someone that is relentless, someone that is successful, and the best in the world at what they do.

Again, this mentality, I'm using sports as an example, but is beyond that, it can be applied to anything in your life. It says, “Forget about losing, forget about trying, because if you're trying, then losing is still an option, you want to be the best, then you ignore the pain and the exhaustion, and the pressure to please everyone else.

You don't let your enemies take your balls, you don't let them set up shop in your head. When all hell breaks loose on the outside, you barely notice. You're calm on the inside because you're ready, prepared and the best at what you do. You don't tell anyone how you're going to handle the situation, you just handle it. Everyone else is panicking and choking, and you just say, no problem.”

“You step on the other guys throat, and you finish the fight, and afterward you don't explain how you did it, they won't understand, and they don't have to. You just take a moment alone to recognize what you accomplished and you move on to the next challenge.”

That's the mindset guys of someone that's relentless, and that was advice that he gave to an athlete that he was working with at the time, a basketball player in the playoffs.

Be relentless

“What else do I have here? Is really good.” “In real life, being relentless is a state of mind that can give you the strength to achieve, to survive, to overcome. To be strong when others are not, that means craving the end results so intensely that the work becomes irrelevant.

Not just in sports but in everything that you do. You can't keep improving if you fear others will disapprove of what you're doing. The only difference between feedback and criticism is the way that you hear it, and I heard it all.”

“To be the best, whether, in sports or business, or any other aspect of life, it's never enough to just get to the top, you have to stay there. Then you have to climb higher because there's always someone right behind you trying to catch up.

Be unstoppable

You see, most people are willing to settle for good enough, but if you want to be unstoppable, those words mean nothing to you. Being the best means, engineering your life so you never stop until you get what you want, then you keep going until you get what's next.

The you go for even more, relentless, 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.”

That's being relentless guys, that's the mindset you have to cultivate. That's the belief system if you want to be successful, this is something from the best in the world, the one commonality to have the uncommon, to have been the cause of being successful, being unstoppable, being relentless.

Cultivate that every day in yourself guys, build your mindset, focus more on your mind than anything else, that will take you to where you want to go. Thanks for watching.

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  • Pam Brooks

    Great advice