I went from being hesitant to being assured after reading Relentless by Tim Grover. This is an immediate must read for all high performers. The performance coach for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayde Wade doesn’t lay out a plan for being relentless. Instead he tells us why the greats are. You are either relentless or you’re not.
A few of my favorite points:
- You keep pushing yourself harder when everyone else has had enough.
- You get into the Zone, you shut out everything else, and control the uncontrollable.
- You have a dark side that refuses to be taught to be good.
- You’re not intimidated by pressure, you thrive on it.
- When everyone is hitting the “In Case of Emergency’ button, they’re all looking for you.
- You don’t have to love the work, but you’re addicted to the results.
- You trust very few people, and those you trust better never let you down.
- Not all of the points discussed by Grover are good. Being relentless comes at a cost. And at some point that cost must be paid.
In reading this book I felt like I was reading a description of myself. That may sound cocky, but another point is “you know exactly who you are.” I know who I am. I am a man who is relentless in helping people win.
If you see these qualities in yourself I suggest picking up this book today. If you are married to or have to work with one of these people, you need to read this book. The bookshelves are full of self help and motivational books. That’s not what this is. This is the definitive explanation of high performers.