Relentless is a book about taking your game to the very highest level. Written by Tim Glover, the NBA coach of Michael Jordan, Lebron James and Kobe Byrant, this book is packed with insights about the mindset that separates the good, the great and the truly exceptional.
Relentless by Tim Glover
Relentless, as you might predict, is a book that is truly ruthless about success.
Using examples from the world of NBA, Tim Glover talks about how to develop a relentless mindset where even the hint of failure is not an option.
If that sounds brutal, it is. This isn’t a feel good book. Glover is pretty explicit that all successful people go through hell to reach peak performance and that most people don’t have the guts to become truly successful.
But even if you don’t follow NBA (like me), this is a book that will kick you firmly up the ass and get you thinking about your own motivation to succed. No bad thing.
Below are some of the key insights I took from this book:
- If you want to achieve the impossible. Adopt and own a ‘Relentless’ attitude.
- Being ‘Relentless’ means never being satisfied. It means going beyond high performance to own every aspect of your environment (Cleaner not Closer or Cooler)
- There are 13 core traits of a ‘Relentless’ mindset:
- 1 – You keep pushing harder when everyone else has had enough.
- 2 – You get into the Zone, shut out everything and control the uncontrollable.
- 3 – You know exactly who you are.
- 4 – You have a dark side that refuses to be good.
- 5 – You thrive on big game pressure
- 6 – When others falter, they instinctively look to you.
- 7 – You don’t compete with anyone, you simply attack your opponent.
- 8 – You make decisions when others ask questions or suggest answers.
- 9 – You don’t have to love the work, but you are addicted to results.
- 10 – You’d rather be feared than liked.
- 11 – You don’t trust others. You rely on yourself.
- 12 – You don’t recognise failure; there is always an answer for you.
- 13 – You don’t celebrate your achievements because you want more.
- When you adopt a ‘Relentless’ mindset, you choose not to speak, not to think, not to act but to achieve, over and over again without ever feeling satisifed.