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30 Secrets to Being an Unstoppable Beast (2018)

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It is Time For You to Unleash and Become an Unstoppable Beast

It is time for you to unleash and become an unstoppable beast. These thirty steps will transform you from being average to unstoppable.

1. 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

Do not waste time analyzing and thinking; playing the "what-if game." Instead, use the famous advice from Nike and "Just Do It!"  When you are dialed in and in sync with your senses, have complete trust in yourself, you should allow your self to act instinctively, and embrace whatever the outcome may be.

Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I’ve made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself. — Oprah Winfrey

The moment you start thinking, you have already lost. When you think and act swiftly, you will push yourself onto the right track.

HeroStyle: Benedict Cumberbatch says quit thinking and just DO

2. Always be prepared, this allows you to act on instinct.

Just as the yin-yang symbol possesses a kernel of light in the dark, and of dark in the light, creative leaps are grounded in a technical foundation. — Josh Waitzkin

Become a master of your craft. While everyone else is relaxing, you are practicing and perfecting. Learn everything about left-brained rules. Then allow your right brain the ultimate freedom to break the rules and create; this will bring about an enhanced consciousness.

Enhanced consciousness, will result in you perceiving an overall slowing of time. You will see things in more detail, with clarity allowing you to respond rapidly. The others will be trying to react, and you will be manipulating and tweaking the situation to suit your preference.

3. Never external factors such as money to motivate you.

Having beautiful things is, well, nice. However, for those that are unstoppable, it has never been about the money, prestige or anything else outside of you. Remove these things, and nothing would change. You are invincible - AN UNSTOPPABLE BEAST - and will still push the limits and give it your all. Give these things to you, and they will not destroy you like they do most people.

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 are not content. For you, it is not about the outcome. It is about the climb to see how far you can push yourself.

Does this make you ungrateful? Most certainly not. You are entirely humbled and grateful for everything in your life. Hence you will never be lazy or complacent.

The way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry. — Jim Rohn

5. Never get out of control.

Do not become dependent on substances or external factors. You must always be in control of what you allow to enter your body; where you devote your time; and for the amount of time you put forth.

Let your instinct, not your impulse drive you to take action. Just because you can, does not mean you must. However, when you do act it is because you chose and wanted it.

6. Be true to yourself.

Do not be one of the 70 percent of US employees that reportedly hate their jobs.  Be relentless and unstoppable, remove everything that you hate or that brings you down from your life.

Use self-respect and develop enough self-confidence to live life on your terms. When something is not right in your life, change it. Immediately.

7. Never let off the pressure.

Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds. — Robert Horry

Most people are limited to the ability to respond or to endure pressure in small doses. Of course, anything that exceptional will be outside of your status quo and more than a short duration to achieve. These others prefer to exist in low-pressure environments and to relax. Thus never attain their goals and solidifying the statement that less than 1% of the population has the character to reach a high level of success.

You are a future member of the one-percent. You have what it takes and will never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously expect more and push yourself further. This mindset when thrust into action will make you unstoppable.

I never said it will be easy, but it will be worth it.

8. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Most people chose to stay near the ground, where it is safe. If they fall, it will not hurt that bad. However, when you decide to fly high, the fall may kill you. Moreover, you are OK with that. You will remove ceilings and floors from your existence. Those restrictions are all in your imagination. Should something go wrong, if you fail, you will make necessary adjustments and keep moving forward.

9. Make others step to your rhythm and never compete with them.

Most people are competing with other people. Continuously checking what their perceived competition is doing. Consequently, instead of being innovative and developing new strategies, they mirror the actions of the competition. Additionally, they provide themselves with an excuse when they most assuredly fail: "I approached the task the same as the leaders and everyone else in the field."

Conversely, you have left all competition behind. It will never make sense to compete with others. Competing like this will take you out of your zone, and you will appear as an imitation. Block out the external noise such as that which comes from a desire to "keep up with the Johnsons" and use your own drive as the impetus to succeed.

10. Never stop learning.

Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people find ways to gain education and learn ways to improve themselves. To become and maintain the status of the best at what you do, you must continually strive to develop your knowledge and refine your skills.

Your power to win comes from unrivaled preparation. Not a single person is willing nor able to make the sacrifices or pay the price that you have to achieve your dream.

11. Success is not enough — it only increases the pressure.

For most people, becoming “successful” is enough. For unstoppable beast success most often increases the pressure to do more. To the observer, it may seem that you focus on your next challenge simultaneously with the completion of one problem.

12. Don’t get crushed by success.

Success can become a catalyst for failure. — Greg McKeown

Most people cannot handle success. They oppose authority and are unable to process privilege with maturity. Success can destroy people and make them lazy. After the earn the benefits of achieving their goal they no longer do the things they did to achieve this success. The external noise becomes too intense.

However, for you, you know how to block the external noise and use your internal motivation to push harder. It is not about achieving the current goal, but the one after, and the one after that. There is no destination. Only when you are finished.

13. Completely own it when you mess up.

Implementing extreme ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team. ―Jocko Willink

No blame. No deception or illusion. Just the cold hard truth. When you mess up, you own it. Moreover, as the leader, when the team fails you own it. Complete and extreme ownership allows you to have ultimate freedom and control.

Own your mistakes

14. Let your work speak for itself.

 Well done, is well said. — Anthony Liccione

In the book Deep Work, Cal Newport differentiates “deep work” from “shallow work.”

Deep work is:

  • Rare;
  • High-value; and,
  • Non-replicable (i.e., not easy to mimic).

Shallow work is:

  • Common;
  • Low-value; and,
  • Replicable (i.e., anyone can do it)

When people choose to talk rather than act, they are doing shallow work. Anyone can talk a game. It is easy to replicate and of low value. Conversely, deep work is rare. Only done by people who are focused and working while everyone else is talking.

Deep work is so good one cannot ignore when it occurs.

actions speak louder than words

15. Always work on your mental strength.

Mental resilience/toughness is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and you must nurture it continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them. — Josh Waitzkin

The better you are under pressure, the further you will go. The others fall short because the pressure breaks them.

It would be best if you engaged in mental training. Your mind will lead your body and where your thoughts go so will your life.

16. Confidence is your greatest asset.

You have heard it before: Participating in a triathlon is more mental than physical.  Your ability to complete a triathlon or to do anything that is challenging is a reflection of confidence rather than skill.

Your confidence determines:

  • The size of challenges and goals you take on;
  • Your likelihood to achieve those goals; and,
  • Whether you will bounce back from failures/setbacks.

Without self-confidence, you will never step up and make the moves necessary to achieve your goals. On the other hand, when you are confident, the number of times you fail is no longer critical. Your confidence guarantees that you are going to succeed. Moreover, it the magnitude of the challenges you must overcome is no longer a consideration.

17. Find people to associate with that remind you of the future and push you to realize your dream rather than tempt you with the past.

Surrounding yourself with people that tempt you with the past will increase the difficulty inherent with moving forward. This behavior is why we get stuck in specific roles, and it becomes hard to break free.

Finding mentors and associating with people that have achieved similar dreams or with characteristics you wish to develop within yourself allows you to begin with a fresh slate.

The past no longer defines nor confines you; begin to identify yourself by the future you are creating.

According to “the Pygmalion Effect,” expectations of your close associates and of the groups you are involved with will significantly influence your performance.

18. The strong forgive - but do not forget.

The science is clear: forgiveness improves not only your emotional health but also your physical health.

It is a requirement that you drop all unnecessary mental or emotional baggage to become an undefeatable beast. You will need to immediately and thoroughly forgive anyone who has wronged you. However, forgiveness does not mean you forget. Moreover, it does not imply or require you have to do further business with people that chose treat you wrong.

19. Set smarter and clear goals.

“While a fixation on results is certainly unhealthy, short-term goals can be useful developmental tools if they are balanced within a nurturing long-term philosophy.” — Josh Waitzkin

There is an abundance of behavioral research on setting smarter goals. The most motivating goals are well-defined, easily understood, and time-bound,

You can set the goals to focus on your behavior (e.g., I am going to walk 20 minutes every day) or you can structure them to focus on the outcome (e.g., I will participate in a 10K race in the spring of 2019).

Setting SMARTER Goals

For most people, goals that focus on behavior are the better and more motivating option. However, when you crave the results so much that the amount of work is irrelevant, you can shift your goals to focus on the desired outcomes. Nonetheless, the preference is to define goals that focus on results for the short-term issues and with each achievement you are one step closer to your overall goal.

When your "why," the reason you drive yourself so hard, is strong - the how works itself out.

What is your WHY?

What is your why? You need a why to be unstoppable.

20. Respond immediately, rather than analyzing or stalling.

“He who hesitates is lost.” — Cato

The anticipation of something is always more extreme than the event itself — both for positive and adverse events.

Just do it. Train yourself to respond without hesitation when you feel you should do something. Stop questioning yourself. Move past analyzing why and do not wonder whether it came from The Creator or yourself. Just Do It!

You’ll figure out and refine your steps after you’ve taken action. Until you start "to do," it will all be hypothetical. However, once you act, it becomes practical.

21. Choose simplicity over complication.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. It’s easy to be complicated. Most of the research and jargon in academia and business is over-complicated.

Without a complete understanding of a concept people in the role of a teacher or supervisor may not be able to provide effective instruction. Those that have a strong knowledge and expertise in the area are best suited for roles that include training others. This group has a more significant advantage when it comes to understand where the student's confusion lies and then formulate a more effective answer.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. — Leonardo da Vinci

In general, people struggle to provide a truthful answer to questions. It becomes very complicated when you ask them why they have not started or are you happy with your situation. Typical responses are: "Well I am just unsure because there are many variables" or "I do not know I guess it depends."

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T.S. Eliot

Knowledge and experience lead to timeless and straightforward wisdom. Develop this sense and put it to use.

22. Never let the accomplishments of others make you jealous.

Being unstoppable is to want what’s best for everyone genuinely — even those you would consider your competitors. Jealousy and envy are foundations of the ego — ego operates from fear.

Be sincerely happy for the success of other people. Their success is not something that you were part of nor does it have anything to do with you.

You can only control you. The great thing is you are different from all other people. Nobody else can do exactly what you are capable of, or what you can do. You have a superpower and your unique ability to contribute. Also, that’s what you’re going to do.

23. Take the shot every time.

If I fail more than you, I win. — Seth Godin

You miss every shot you don’t take. Most folks are afraid and paralyzed by this fear and will never take the chance.

Do not fear what could go wrong, be excited about what could go right

The only way to be unstoppable is to stop thinking and take the shot. Be Fearless! JUST DO IT! Stop waiting for it to become convenient or when you are ready. You will make adjustments to your plan of attack along the way.

24. Don’t get lost in your successful results. Keep your focus on the work you did to get there.

When you start doing noteworthy stuff, some benefits can become distractions. It is easy for some to “ride the wave” of your previous work. The unstoppable Beast will keep practicing and perfect their craft. Never forget what got you here.

25. Think and act 10X.

When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing. — Dan Sullivan

Most people — even those considered to be “world class” — do not operate at 10X. In truth, the unstoppable you could surpass anyone by radically stretching your thoughts and beliefs.

Going 10X changes everything.

10X thinking automatically takes you ‘outside the box’ of your present obstacles and limitations. — Dan Sullivan

Once you are operating at 10X, your current problems will no longer be a concern to you and the doors will open to a tremendous amount of new possibilities.

Revising your goal of earning $100,000 to $1,000,000 requires you to operate on an entirely different level. A conventional strategy of employing logic and traditional wisdom will not work for 10X. In the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate SuccessShane Snow writes:

10x progress is built on bravery and creativity instead. Working smarter.

Are you willing to step up Hero Style and unleash your inner Beast?

The question is: Are you willing to turn on 10x and go full BeastMode? Not just dream of being a Beast for a second or two and then revert to everyday thinking. No. Are you ready put 10X thinking into effect? Are you willing to question your thoughts and the process you took to get there and then let yourself be open to what may be an entirely new set of options?

Do you think you could believe in your 10X potential without any doubts? Can you force yourself to undertake goals that seem ridiculous, to you and everyone else? Are you ready to take the mental leap, trusting “the universe will conspire to make it happen”?

Leap

No matter how much planning and preparation you put forth, it would help if you took that first LEAP. That LEAP is the gateway to you starting on your journey to success.

Unless you experience 10x thinking, the concept is hard to fathom. All you need to do is experience it once to realize that it may have been a bit easier and more conservative than initially expected. Within a few years, you can increase your annual income from six to seven figures. 10X is not that crazy for those that dream big, apply intelligence to your decision making, and, take bold action.

All the tools are in place in our global world. Moreover, if their not, then build them. There’s plenty of people doing it. So there are no excuses, only that you don’t want it, and are thus not willing to pay the price.

You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You need to develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. If you think you’re unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of TIME magazine, make it your business to be there. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible. — Paul Arden

26. 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.

27. Make time for recovery and rejuvenation.

Wherever you are, make sure you’re there. — Dan Sullivan

When you focus on results, rather than being busy, you’re 100 percent on when you’re working and 100 percent off when you’re not. This ideology not only allows you to be present at the moment, but it will enable you the needed time to rest and recover.

Your ability to work at a high level is like fitness. If you never take a break between sets, you won’t be able to build strength, stamina, and endurance. Stephen Covey taught us in The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People that we must take time to "sharpen the saw." However, not all “rest” produces recovery.

The most common way I make this time is by writing in my journal, spending quality time with my family, listening to music, enjoying time with close friends and reading. These simple pleasure things rejuvenate me. They make my work possible, but also meaningful.

28. Start before you are ready.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese Proverb

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 beasts.

Unstoppable beasts were already smashing their way down the path last year.  They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing and before they had any money, when they were far from having the answers and before anyone believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. Moreover, they moved and made progress.

29. If you need permission, you probably shouldn’t do it.

This statement is not addressing what actions that require another's permission or that might be different than what is acceptable behavior without question.

If you are asking others if they think you should or could achieve a goal, you probably do not honestly believe you are capable of it yourself. Therefore you should not go down that road.

If you are an unstoppable beast, destined to succeed you have an incredible amount of mental strength and will do it whether you believe you can or not.

So many people chase what has worked for other people. They never decide what they want to do, and end up jumping from one thing to the next — attempting to strike quick gold. Moreover, continuously stop digging just a few feet from the gold after giving up.

To summarize, you will never receive permission from anyone to live your dreams.  Therefore the unstoppable beasts do not waste energy thinking about it.

30. Don’t make exceptions.

Zig Ziglar used to tell a story of traveling one day and not getting in bed until 4 a.m. An hour and a half later (5:30), his alarm went off. He said, “Every fiber of my being was telling me to stay in bed.” However, he had committed, so he woke himself up. Admittedly, he had a horrible day and wasn’t productive at all.

He says that decision changed his life. As he explains:

Had I bowed to my human, physical, emotional and mental desire to sleep in, I would have made that exception. A week later, I might have made an exception if I only got four hours of sleep. A week later, maybe I only got seven hours of sleep.The exception so many times becomes the rule. Had I slept in, I would’ve faced that danger. Watch those exceptions!

Zig was unstoppable.

Conclusion

From this point, your strategy is to make everyone else get to your level, you’re not going down to theirs. You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete with you. From now on, the end result is all that matters. — Tim Grover

When you are an unstoppable beast, nothing will stop you from getting what you want and achieving your dream. All the mental tools and knowledge required are within you. Just trust yourself, realize it will require work and act.

If you would like to discuss the best way for you to become an Unstoppable Beast, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve. Remember the first session is free!

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This information was initially published by Benjamin P. Hardy as 30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable on August 16, 2017.

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