9. Start before you’re ready.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Most people wait. They believe they can start after they have enough time, money, connections and credentials. They wait until they feel “secure.” Not people who are unstoppable.
Unstoppable people started last year. They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing. They started before they had any money. They started before they had all the answers. They started when no one else believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. And they moved. If you still need permission, you probably not ready to be unstoppable.
8. Never stop learning.
When I was researching on what fails many entrepreneurs, I learned that before you start a business, assume that you know nothing and start learning. Forget about the 20 years in school or the degrees or the certificates. You earned them because of your hard work, position and situation. Starting a new business is something very new and very different and you must be willing to forget you had some degree or certificate.
Never stop seeking new skills, new knowledge especially streetwise knowledge. I repeat, keep on learning.
Success is like a butterfly. The more you run after it, the more it runs away from you. Success is something you attract by who you become. For things to be better, you must be better. For things to change, you must change. For things to improve you must improve. Work more on yourself than you work on your job. Keep on improving your mind. You cannot do carpentry with bare hands and you cannot do any thinking with bare mind.
7. Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.
Most people are competing with other people. They continuously check-in to see what others in their space (their “competition”) are doing. As a result, they mimic and copy what’s “working.”
Conversely, you’ve left all competition behind. 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.
6. Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure.
Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong—if you “fail”—you adjust and keep going.
Be a failure seeker instead! Seek to fail doing more rather than not doing anything at all. Take for example, seek to get 10 No’s from 10 people every week. Make sure what you ask is not bullshit though, but something that will help you add value and achieve your goals and dreams. Don’t fear failure.
5. Never let off the pressure.
“Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds.” — Tim Grover
Most people can handle pressure in small doses. But when left to their own devices, they let off the pressure and relax.
Not you. You never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously turn-up the pressure. It’s what keeps you alert and active.
4. 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.
Does this make you ungrateful? Absolutely not. You’re entirely humbled and grateful for everything in your life. Which is why you will never get complacent or lazy.
Remember, the unstoppable always know how to eradicate the human behavior named “relax”.
3. Don’t be motivated by money or anything external.
Having nice things is, well, nice. But for you, it’s never been about the money, prestige or anything else outside of you. Take these things away and nothing changes for you. You’re still going to be pushing your personal limits and giving it your all. Give these things to you and they won’t destroy you like they do most people.
Many earn a lot but fail to help others, be kind, contribute to church and society or help a neighbor. They end up being slaves to money. Every day, they wake up to look for more money and more external gratifications. This is not for the unstoppable. The unstoppable understand the source of joy and happiness Kindness.
It is for this reason that many end up working for money instead of letting money work for them. Don’t be trapped, enslaved and destroyed by money.