Relentless

From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover | 256 pages

Tim Grover was Michael Jordan’s trainer and, basically, his mental toughness coach. Kobe Bryant’s as well. And Dwayne Wade’s. And... Well, a ton of other elite athletes. He’s one of the world’s top mental toughness coaches and this book is, as per the sub-title, a manual on how to go “From Good to Great to Unstoppable.” Big Ideas we explore include: relentless commitment (vs. "Meh, good enough"), Do. The. Work (eat frogs and dominate), Pressure (pressure, pressure! BRING IT ON!), the source of true confidence, greatness math (remember: effort counts twice; just ask Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice), and turning your dreams into reality (ready?).


“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, and then you have to climb higher, because there’s always someone right behind you trying to catch up. 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, and then you keep going until you get what’s next. And then you go for even more.

Relentless.

If that describes you, this book is your life story. You’re what I call a Cleaner, the most intense and driven competitor imaginable. You refuse limitations. You quietly and forcefully do whatever it takes to get what you want. You understand the insatiable addiction to success; it defines your entire life.

If that doesn’t describe you yet, congratulations: you are on a life-changing journey to discover the power you already possess.”

~ Tim S. Grover from Relentless

Relentless.

I got this book and read it years ago but didn’t create a Note because, frankly, it was a little too, shall we say, ruthlessly intense. (Laughing.)

It was fun to reread it with a fresh perspective. It’s STILL super intense and packed with more f-bombs than your normal self-help book (hah) and I think there’s a slightly more Optimized way to approach some of the themes in the book, but I figured it was time to share some of my favorite gems. And, here we are.

Tim Grover was Michael Jordan’s trainer and, basically, his mental toughness coach. Kobe Bryant’s as well. And Dwayne Wade’s. And… Well, a ton of other elite athletes.

He’s one of the world’s top mental toughness coaches and this book is, as per the sub-title, a manual on how to go “From Good to Great to Unstoppable.”

In many ways, it reminds me of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Super intense. No nonsense. Tough love. If that sounds like fun, I think you’ll enjoy the book as much as I did. (Get it here.)

It’s packed with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share some of my favorites that we can apply to the ultimate game of life: Becoming eudaimōns and expressing the ABSOLUTE (!) BEST version of ourselves moment to moment to moment.

How?

Relentlessly, of course.

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About the author

Authors

Tim S. Grover

CEO of ATTACK Athletics. Trainer to MJ, KOBE, DWADE, Speaker, Bestselling Author of RELENTLESS.