I think the first thing that I should just start with about this book is that I don’t like basketball. I haven’t followed the NBA since the days of Michael Jordan, I haven’t even played a game of pickup basketball in over five years. With that said, this book may have been the most valuable book I’ve ever read.
Do a quick search of Tim S. Grover quotes and you’ll find a ton of quotes that are out right blunt and to the point. Probably my favorite thing about the read is the fact that he doesn’t sugarcoat things. I know that some readers will be turned off by his brash, and often an absurdly straight forward sense of urgency to get shit done, but I loved it.
My overall conclusion is: in a world of fluffy self-help books this book is a reality check. If you want to help yourself then fucking do it. Stop making excuses! Stop shifting the blame to make yourself feel better! Wake yourself up and put in work. Tim will show you how the superstar athletes do it and then make it relatable to you. This book could be a tool to make you great, make you better, or just a slap in the face and realize you’re not doing enough.
Review by: Parker Lennon
“…Fuck “try.” Trying is an open invitation to failure, just another way of saying, “If I fail, it’s not my fault, I tried.” – Tim S. Grover