Tim Grover was the personal trainer of Michael Jordan, and currently boasts clients such as Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and other NBA greats. In his book, Relentless he outlines what made these players great. It wasn’t their talent, but an insane desire and willingness to do whatever it takes to be the best. There’s numerous excerpts that got me feeling giddy inside. Here’s two:
You cannot understand what it means to be relentless unless you have struggled to possess something that’s just out of your reach. Over and over, as soon as you touch it, it moves farther away. But something inside you-that killer instinct-makes you keep going,reaching, until you finally grab it and fight with all your might to keep holding on. Anyone can take what’s sitting right in front of him. Only when you’re truly relentless can you understand the determination to keep pursuing a target that never stops moving.
No question those who are gifted get to the top faster than anyone else. So what? Is that your excuse for not reaching as high? The challenge is staying there, and most people don’t have the balls to put in the work. If you want to be elite, you have to earn it. Every day, everything you do do. Earn it. Prove it. Sacrifice