How To Be Unstoppable

I’ve run across a lot of self-help books and articles in my time, and this one couldn’t help but catch my eye — “30 Behaviors of Unstoppable People” by Benjamin P. Hardy.

I’m not inclined to list all thirty, but here are some I thought were most interesting.

4. Never be satisfied.
“The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable.”  – Tim Grover

8. 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 much. 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. ”

10. Never stop learning. This is what I love to tell kids in the classroom. If you’re not learning, you’d better check your pulse.

12. Don’t get crushed by success.
“Success can become a catalyst for failure.”  —Greg McKeown. I do think some people are afraid of success.

17. Surround yourself with people who remind you of the future, not the past. “If you surround yourself with people who remind you of your past, you’ll have a hard time progressing.”

23. Take the shot every time.
“If I fail more than you, I win.”  — Seth Godin

26. Set goals that far exceed your current capabilities.

28. Start before you’re ready.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  — Chinese proverb

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