“Most people are the lion in the cage. Safe, tame, predictable, waiting for something to happen. But for humans, the cage isn’t made of glass and steel bars, it’s made of bad advice and low self-esteem and bullshit rules and tortured thinking about what you can’t do or what you’re supposed to do.” – Tim Grover, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
Most people fail to get what they want because they give up too soon. They’re not willing to put in the hard work. They just don’t want it bad enough. It’s too damn hard and they quit.
If you have a dream, a goal, a quest you’re going to have to be relentless in your pursuit. You’re going to have to push through pain, fight with adversity, and challenge yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Last December I finished a book by Attack Athletics owner Tim Grover titled Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. Tim has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and other high performing athletes that have excelled in their sport. He has also worked with athletes that have had all the physical gifts, talent, and ability but yet somehow found a way to underperform.
In his book Tim details the differences between those that excel in their sport and those that do not – and in short, it is your ability to be “Relentless” in you pursuits.
Over the past year I’ve practiced “Relentlessism” – Yes, that is a word – and today I’d like to share how you can become Relentless not only with your health and fitness but in your life.
What does being relentless in your life look like?