Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstopabble is a business and management book written by Tim Grover. Robert Peter Janitzek gives us an overview of the 13 qualities of a relentless person.
13 Things You Should Do To Be Relentless
Push Yourself Harder When Everyone Else Has Had Enough. You can’t excel at anything until you first train your mind. You can’t commit to excellence until your mind is ready to take you there.
You Get Into A Zone, You Shut Out Everything Else and Control The Uncontrollable. When you’re in the zone, you don’t think you just act.
You Know Exactly Who You Are. We were all born bad and taught to be good. Or in other words, born relentless, and taught to relent. We are all born with natural instincts to survive.
You Have A Dark Side That Refuses To Be Taught To Be Good. Deep inside us all, there’s an undeniable force driving your actions.
You’re not intimidated by pressure, you thrive on it. Relentless people feel pressure every moment and to them everything is always on the line.
When everyone else is hitting the “In case of Emergency” Button, They’re All Looking For You. Confidence means recognizing something isn’t working and having the flexibility and knowledge to make adjustments.
You Don’t Compete With Anyone. You Find Your Opponent’s Weakness And Attack. Successful people compensate for what they don’t have; unsuccessful people makes excuses, blame everyone else, and never get past those deficiencies.
You make decisions, not suggestions; you know the answer while everyone else is still asking questions. Most people don’t want to make decisions. They make suggestions and wait to see what everyone else thinks.
You don’t have to love the work, but you’re addicted to the results. Only when you are truly relentless can you understand the determination to keep pursuing a target that never stops moving.
You’d rather be feared than liked. When you’re completely focused on one thing, your craft, it’s hard to pay attention to other people. Being feared doesn’t mean being a jerk. It is being respected by what you do and how you do it.
You trust very few people, and those you trust better never let you down. Being relentless means you trust yourself the most. You don’t sit in the passenger seat of a car, because you know there are a lot of bad drivers and you want to be in control.
You don’t recognize failure; you know there’s more than one way to get what you want. When you are relentless, you are done when you say you are done, not when someone else tells you are.
You don’t celebrate your achievements because you always want more. The greatest battles you will ever fight are with yourself, and you must always be your toughest opponent.