This is an excerpt from blogger and writer Benjamin Hardy’s list of suggestions for “what it takes to succeed.” It was first posted in Thrive Global on LinkedIn.
- Don’t think — know and act.
“Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?” — Tim Grover
Rather than analyzing and thinking, act.
- Always be prepared so you have the freedom to act on instinct.
Become a master of your craft. Learn the left-brained rules in and out so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.
- Don’t be motivated by money or anything external.
- Never be satisfied.
“The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable.” — Tim Grover… Even after you achieve a goal, you’re not content. For you, it’s not even about the goal. It’s about the climb to see how far you can push yourself.
- Always be in control.
Act based on instinct, not impulse.
- Be true to yourself.
Unstoppable people purge everything from their life they hate. Have the self-respect and confidence to live life on your terms.
- Never let off the pressure.
“Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds.” — Robert Horry… Pressure is what keeps you alert and active.
- Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure.
It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong — if you “fail” — you adjust and keep going.
- Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.
Competing with others makes absolutely zero sense to you. It pulls you from your authentic zone. So you zone out all the external noise and instead zone in to your internal pressure to produce.
- Never stop learning.
When you’re relentless, success only increases the pressure to do more. Immediately following the achievement of a goal, you’re focused on your next challenge.
- Don’t get crushed by success.
“Success can become a catalyst for failure.” — Greg McKeown… But for you, no external noise can push harder than your own internal pressure. It’s not about this achievement, but the one after, and the one after that. There is no destination. Only when you’re finished.
- Completely own it when you screw up.
No blame. No deception or illusion. Just the cold hard truth. When you mess up, you own it.
- Let your work speak for itself.
“Well done, is well said.” — Anthony Liccione
- Always work on your mental strength.
The better you can be under pressure, the further you’ll go than anyone else. The best training you will ever do is mental training.
- Confidence is your greatest asset.
You’ve heard it before: Running a marathon is far more mental than physical. A person’s ability to run a marathon — or do anything hard — is more a reflection of their level of confidence than their actual ability.
- Surround yourself with people who remind you of the future, not the past.
Surrounding yourself with people who you want to be like allows you a fresh slate. You’re no longer defined by your past, only the future you are creating.
- Let things go, but never forget.
- Have clear goals.
- Respond immediately, rather than analyzing or stalling.
“He who hesitates is lost.” — Cato… Just do it. Train yourself to respond immediately when you feel you should do something. Stop questioning yourself. Don’t analyze it. Don’t question if it came from God or from yourself. Just act.
- Choose simplicity over complication.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein…
Cutting to the core and hitting the truth is hard, because it’s simple. As Leonardo da Vinci has said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
- Never be jealous or envious of someone else’s accomplishments.
- Take the shot every time.
You miss every shot you don’t take. The only way you can become unstoppable is if you stop thinking about it. Just take the shot.
- Don’t get caught up in the results of your success. Always remain focused on what got you those results: the work.
It can get easy to “ride the wave” of your previous work. Keep practicing. Perfect your craft. Never forget what got you here.
- Think and act 10X.
“When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing.” — Dan Sullivan… When you take your goal of earning $100,000 this year and change it to $1,000,000, you’re forced to operate at a different level. The logical and traditional approach doesn’t work with 10X.
- Set goals that far exceed your current capabilities.
If your goals are logical, they won’t force you to create luck. Being unstoppable means your goals challenge you to be someone more than you currently are. As Jim Rohn has said, “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.”
- Make time for recovery and rejuvenation.
“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” — Dan Sullivan… Recovering from my work generally consists of writing in my journal, listening to music, spending time with my wife and kids, preparing and eating delicious food, or serving other people. These things rejuvenate me. They make my work possible, but also meaningful.
- Start before you’re ready.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb
- If you need permission, you probably shouldn’t do it.
No one will ever give you permission to live your dreams.
- Don’t make exceptions.
Read the full article here: 30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable
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