One of the best books I have ever read in my life was the book Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S Grover. The book effectively explains the best way to succeed at anything that starts with three levels of competitors and breaks down into different laws. The book has unique concepts that help describe a path to being successful, mentioning major athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Dwayne Wade.
What are some concepts discussed in the book?
I am not going to spoil the book; however, I am going to open Pandora's box about this book. The first concept discussed in the book was the three levels of competitors: Coolers, Closers, and Cleaners. Good, Great, and Unstoppable. All other concepts build of off that idea and for certain situations a cooler, closer, and a Cleaner will react differently. Another idea discussed early on in the book was being uncomfortable. The state of being uncomfortable includes the pain of working out, or the will to sacrifice the sleep and study or time spent working on a project. If what your doing is easy and comfortable your probably not doing it right. Grover continues to talk about other things such as hard work, not thinking and the dark side. He explains that one's instincts must be so well tuned, they must be so well prepared so their instincts won't fail them in game. He also explains that thinking takes you out of the focused "zone", another concept he talks about in the book. The dark side, present in every human, is another thing he says is important to succeed, that one must control and use their dark side to their advantage. His use of anecdotes helped illuminate some of his ideologies and give credibility to his ideas about success. He talks about Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and other great athletes. He also uses a lot of business examples and other hypothetical scenarios.
Who should read this book?
Anyone who wants to know how to succeed at something, but does not know how to get there. The book is not about motivation and has very provocative ideas. There are very few comforting, consoling statements and more hard, crass, provocative, thought provoking questions. The most successful individuals will be able to relate to a lot of behaviors that he talks about in the book.
How would I rate this book?
Nine out of ten stars. I am not giving it a ten out of ten because the book does not show any sympathy what so ever and does not reveal some of the training methods. Nine stars are given because the book was so awesome and so helpful. Anyone should read it, even the best of the best.