Some people just seem to naturally have a gift of being unstoppable. No matter what the obstacles, they can keep powering on until they get what they want, or do what has to be done.
These people are usually envied by others, if not for their unstoppable behavior, but for what they have as a result. It is no coincidence that being unstoppable brings rewards, of material wealth, and personal happiness.
However, the big secret is that this is no gift. It is a life skill. Sure, genetics plays a part, as does a person’s upbringing. But they are far from being the only or even biggest factors.
Being unstoppable is the sum total of many other aspects of personality, such as tenacity, resilience, the ability to understand human behavior, and other skills developed and improved through conscious choices and repetition.
If you want to achieve more in your life, in any or all areas, you can learn how to modify your thinking and behavior to reach your goals. This guide can provide guidance and encouragement to help you improve the skills you need to become unstoppable.
What Does It Mean to Become Unstoppable?
Are you someone who easily gives up even before you get started? Or maybe you often stop when you’re in the middle of something? Or are you the type who pushes through no matter what?
If you’re the latter, then you are unstoppable! You never give up. You never quit.
If you’re the former and would love to know what it means to become unstoppable, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s break down what it entails to be someone who never quits!
You Don’t Compete with Anyone
When you are unstoppable, you don’t compete with anyone else but yourself. You don’t dwell too much on what other people are doing and how successful they are. Instead, you focus on your own path. In doing so, you stay authentic and don’t just do things just because you see them “working” for somebody else.
Unstoppable people inadvertently make others compete with them instead!
You Take Action
Too many people just keep on thinking and analyzing, often overdoing it. Preparation is essential, but don’t get bogged down by agonizing over every possible future problem.
Unstoppable people take action. You trust yourself and your future. Overthinking can put you off course and lead you to wrong decisions.
You Get Your Motivation From Within
While many people are driven by material things and other external factors, unstoppable people rely on their personal qualities to push through. The quest for money and fame can be a driver, but if it is the only one, it can be destructive.
When you get your motivation from within, even without the prestige and material rewards, you will still be yourself, someone who can push through their personal limitations and give their all.
You Have A Strong Sense Of Self-Control
You know what’s right and wrong, and you can adhere to your core values easily. You know what you can do, and you know the things that you shouldn’t do even if you can do them. Also, you know that there are a lot of things that you can’t control and situations that you won’t be able to change.
That’s why you focus on yourself and what is within your control. When some plans don’t go according to do how you laid them out, or when situations don’t pan out the way you imagine them, you are not discouraged to the point of quitting. You get back up and try again.
You Don’t Fold Under Pressure
Many people can’t handle pressure, and strangely enough, often can't handle the success and prestige they have been chasing when it does arrive. An unstoppable person develops the resilience to handle changing circumstances. While some others become lazy once they’ve reached a plateau, you strive for greater achievements.
Anyone who has had any success is always amazed at how many more options are available from their new position, that were previously unseen. Learning never stops, and you don’t forget the things that have given you your previous success.
You Are Not Afraid To Fail
Why do so many people not succeed? Too often, its because they are too afraid to fail. When the going gets tough, they stop. They think that if they are going to fail anyway, why not stop now? On the contrary, an unstoppable person is not afraid to fail.
You are emotionally tough enough to view failure as feedback and make necessary adjustments. You are persistent. Setbacks and disappointments are part of the journey, but you are resilient, and you never quit.
You Are Focused On Your Goals
Everyone has a dream, but not all are truly committed to fulfilling them. When you are unstoppable, it means that you dedicate yourself to the fulfillment of your dreams. You set clear goals, both for the short and the long term, and you are focused on achieving them.
Also, you don’t stop with a goal that you are sure you can reach. You set goals that are beyond your capabilities right now because nothing is impossible! When you are focused on your goals, quitting is out of the picture, and you thrive even more under pressure.
Many people are able to have some success, but not all are able to reach the top or stay there. Some fail along the way. Being unstoppable means never giving up even when you hit a roadblock or when the climb is uphill.
It means pushing through and exceeding your expectations of your own abilities. You are able to win the battle against yourself when you do have self-doubt.
You trust yourself, and you do everything you can to get what you want and what you deserve.
Traits of Unstoppable People
Everyone has dreams and aspirations, and it is safe to say that we would all like to achieve something in life. Whether it is simply to be or feel more successful, or to make our perfect dream come true, it would, of course, be great if it happened.
Do you want to be an achiever, to be unstoppable?
If you are unstoppable, you will reach heights greater than you can currently imagine. So how do you become unstoppable? How do the unstoppable people keep going? How do they keep the fire burning in their belly?
They have specific traits you should emulate if you want to become unstoppable yourself.
Eight Traits to Develop to Become Unstoppable
Here are eight traits of unstoppable people that help them achieve one goal after another:
“A dream without action is just wishful thinking.” Have you ever heard that quote? An unstoppable person is a person of action. You don’t just dream and wait for “the right time” to do something. You take big leaps and make bold decisions; you just do it. You don’t wait for a safe time and you don’t make excuses.
When you have a clear vision and goals that you want to reach, you commit yourself to work on them. When you commit, you become determined to reach for your goals no matter what. You will not cave in to pressure, and you don’t lose the courage to march on even when things seem to be stacked against you.
There may be naysayers around you who will try to discourage you. Some are well-meaning friends and family members, but their negativity is not helpful to your cause. When you are unstoppable, your self-belief and confidence will help you get past the discouragements.
It will help you to stay focused and fuel your unshakeable belief that you can do anything, regardless of their words.
Aside from your self-belief, you must also have a strong faith in what you are committed to achieving. If you believe that a project you are pursuing will change lives for the better, then you will be unrelenting in achieving your desired outcomes.
There is no such thing as a freeway to success. When you want to achieve something, expect rough roads, crossroads, and winding paths. You will encounter failure, self-doubt, criticisms from others, and other obstacles. Perseverance is what will help get you through these. An unstoppable person perseveres no matter what might appear to block them.
Having an owner mentality means you take responsibility for all your actions. You have no time to blame others for any mishap you encounter. Instead, you understand that the only thing you can control is yourself, and so you are responsible for what you choose and to and what you achieve.
The other side of this coin is that if you are prepared to accept responsibility for your mistakes and misjudgments, you are certainly allowed to take credit for your successes!
Many people stop after reaching a certain point or a particular goal. For them, it is the end of the journey, a time to rest on their laurels. If you want to be unstoppable, you have to keep going. You need to maintain a strong desire for learning.
You believe that there are always more things to learn and that there is much you don’t know. You recognize that you need to continue to gain more knowledge and experience to achieve whatever it is that you want out of life.
Your appetite for learning is essential when you experience a failure. Instead of brooding about it, regretting, or blaming someone else, you focus on the lesson and use that as an opportunity to be wiser going forward.
On the path to success, you will encounter many disappointments and failures, and that can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. If you are unstoppable, you have strong mental resilience. When you are mentally tough, you can overcome pretty much every obstacle and take control of your emotions.
You can better manage your stress and remain focused on what matters the most, and not get caught up fretting about things you can’t control.
You don’t have to see everything or to know the exact outcome for you to believe that it is going to happen. Faith is believing that even when you don’t see it, even when there is no evidence, and even when you don’t know how things will pan out precisely, you want it to happen and know you can make it happen.
Things will work out eventually. You hold on to your faith and continue to lay the groundwork and build the foundation, and when the time comes, you will succeed.
Reaching a worthwhile goal is rarely easy. It takes a lot of hard work, mental resilience, self-belief, and faith to go beyond your current capabilities. You are unstoppable when you develop and express these traits that allow you to stay focused on the results that you want.
How to Become Tenacious, Resilient and Unstoppable
We all have low moments, and sometimes we hit rock-bottom. When everything seems like it’s going wrong, and there’s no way out, it’s easy to dwell on the negative and lock yourself away. This is a natural response for a great many people, and it can be easily justified.
But where does it get you? Certainly not moving forward towards your dreams and goals. You’ll only be stuck in the same spot. Whether it’s in your personal life or in business, you need to learn how to bounce back.
Learn how to be tenacious, resilient, and unstoppable. Bad things happen to everybody. Your success, and the rate of your success, will be determined by how quickly you recover from setbacks.
Here are some tips on how you can be that type of person who never gives up.
Build Your Mental Strength
Mental strength is your ability to manage what’s going on inside your head and take control of your emotions. When you are mentally tough, you can pretty much navigate through difficulties, failures, doubts, worries, discouragements, and all the associated negative emotions.
How mentally strong you are will largely determine how satisfied you are in life, increase your performance, and boost your resilience.
To maintain your mental strength, you must keep an eye out for bad habits, take time to reflect on your small milestones, and challenge yourself to become better every time.
Take Charge of Your Situation
Whatever happens to you, whether it is success or failure, is mostly up to you. Don’t give your power away. Don’t rely on luck or other people. You can almost always exercise more control over your situation than you admit, but it takes courage. Don’t wait for luck to be in your favor because what you need to succeed is to take action.
Also, you can’t control what other people do around you. Sure, you can exert influence, but then you may end up even more disappointed when others don’t act as you would like.
So when you blame others for our setbacks, it makes you feel hopeless. But when you do things on the premise that everything is up to you, you will feel empowered, and you can do wonders.
Accept Your Fear, and Work Through It
A host of people don’t achieve what they want to because they give in to their fears. Some deny its existence, but when signs start to emerge, their fear paralyzes them. What you must do instead to face your fear.
Be brave enough to critically examine your triggers and responses to what is holding you back. When you recognize your fears, you can reflect on them and determine whether they are justified. You will be surprised that most of them are not!
When you are afraid of something, take time to write down your thoughts. Is the fear valid? Is it protecting you from real danger or a poor choice? Or is it simply trying to protect your tender ego?
Sometimes, releasing what’s inside your head, such as by journaling about it, enables you to step back and look at what’s bothering you. It lets you realize that everything will be alright and that there’s really little chance of damage.
Let Go of The Past
Does it happen to you at times - when you remember a failure or a bad thing that happened in the past, it makes you weak? Does it squeeze your heart, and flashbacks make you feel the regrets you had?
To be unstoppable, you must let go of the past. Yes, the memory may creep in from time to time, but take it as a reminder of what lessons you have learned from that. The past doesn’t define you, but instead, it is training you to be tougher and better.
Take the opportunity to learn how to be more forgiving and understanding, mostly of yourself! More importantly, remember the lessons so that you won’t make the same mistakes again.
Count Your Blessings
It’s easy to think about what went wrong and ask, “How worse can it be?” When you do that, it will hold you back from achieving your goals. Instead, to become tenacious, resilient, and unstoppable, you should count your blessings.
You will realize how much you have accomplished so far that you should give yourself credit for, and you will feel more positivity flowing in your system.
Start or end your day by creating a gratitude list. Don’t overthink it. Don’t just count the peak milestones and grand events.
Instead, notice the small things that you have, even just being able to take a cold, satisfying shower because the weather has been too hot. When you count your blessings, especially the small ones, you’ll realize how much you have to be thankful for.
Life is full of challenges, and the road to success is filled with obstacles, but that’s what makes life more exciting! It is great to be able to look back and see how much you’ve grown personally and how much you’ve learned.
Follow the guidelines above, and it won’t be long before you are considered to be tenacious, resilient, and unstoppable!
Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win
How many times have you quit, versus how many times you have powered on and eventually achieved your goals? When things don’t work out the way you expect them to, quitting can seem to be the easiest option.
It’s very easy to just stop. You avoid prolonging the misery and agony. But, your goal falls by the wayside.
What just happened? You quit, and your goal is now out of reach. You probably already knew that was the answer. Winners never quit. Quitters never win.
A Winning Mental Attitude
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win” is a famous quote by Vince Lombardi. It has become a cliché because it is undeniably true. Achieving a goal is never easy. You will often fall down, encounter obstacles, and experience failure. There will come a time when you may feel that your goal is impossible to attain.
Remember though, that only becomes a fact the moment you quit. When you have a winning mental attitude, you will remain determined in spite of obstacles. You will stay focused on your goal, and that makes you unstoppable.
Here are some tips on how you can keep a winning mental attitude.
Always Encourage Yourself
The road to success is full of twists and turns. People around you will oppose you, question your decisions, and discourage you. Failures will demotivate you. If you want to be a winner, you must always encourage yourself. You are your own cheerleader. Believe in yourself, love yourself, and know that you are enough. Tell yourself that you are worthy of being successful and of being a winner.
Take Bad Situations As Opportunities To Learn and Grow
Sometimes, you may experience setbacks one after another, as if nothing works right for you. To prevent yourself from quitting, always look for opportunities in every situation, especially the bad ones. Bad situations are what could pull you down, but if you take them as an opportunity to learn and grow, you’ll be unstoppable.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
The support of other people, particularly the ones closest to you, is a great help to pushing you forward. Even so, you may find yourself at times dealing with negativity from other people. When that happens repeatedly, don’t hesitate to stay away from those people. Instead, find your tribe. Be selective.
Surround yourself with positive people, those who will motivate you and inspire you to carry on. They will fill you with encouragement and words of wisdom, and that will help you keep a winning mental attitude.
Stay Physically Healthy
Choose to have a healthy lifestyle, and put in the bit of effort required to do so. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Being physically healthy can help you maintain a winning mental attitude. Getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods will maintain your energy levels, and you need that to do the things you have to do for the attainment of your dreams.
Enjoy The Journey
You may have a destination or finish line in mind. You can imagine what it will feel like when you reach that. However, the path towards the end of the journey is often long and winding. When you are focused only on the end goal, you can tend to feel frustrated when you experience problems along the way.
However, enjoying the journey can make all the difference.
You will appreciate what you’ve achieved so far and feel contented in your achievements to date. You become more open to opportunities that may come along the way, so quitting becomes less of an option. You don’t even have to pin your ‘success’ on reaching the finish line because you know how your incremental milestones are already a win for you.
You only lose a battle the moment you quit and stop trying. Quitting is an easy way out of anything that’s making your life difficult. However, it is usually very unsatisfying. Often it is the things that you have worked so hard for that make achieving a goal feel worth it. So keep going!
You may feel beyond exhausted at times, and quitting may seem a pretty sweet option. However, if you want to be a winner, you must not quit. Follow the tips above to fuel your motivation and give you energy. Imagine yourself being at the top, and use that feeling of winning to revitalize your determination and motivation.
Why You Must Not Stop When The Going Gets Tough
Have you read Napoleon Hill’s book, where he tells the story of a man and his nephew, who find a piece of gold, so they stake a claim and dig for more? The story goes that they certainly found more gold and were able to pay their debts.
However, they gave up when they stopped finding more gold nuggets and sold their claim. The man they sold the claim to hired a mining engineer to do some investigating. He found that only three feet away from where the man and his nephew had stopped digging was a gold seam that ended up producing millions of dollars more!
Can you see the moral of this story? If you stop, you miss out. When you are unstoppable, anything can happen and does. Even when you think that you can’t go on or do it anymore, just take one more step and see what happens. Then take another step and another.
If you are having a hard time and thinking about stopping whatever it is you are reaching for, then read the suggestions below and keep going.
Focus on Your ‘Why’
Over time, your motivation will wane, especially when you start to experience extreme difficulties. Why struggle on if you can just give up and stop your pain right now? However, you must remember why you even got started in the first place. Why are you here? What is your goal? Remember your biggest “why” and hold it close to your heart. That’s what will make you move forward.
Look How Far You’ve Come
Often people feel overwhelmed and frustrated when they look at how far they still have to go. The finish line seems so far away. When things are hard for you, it helps to stop and look back and see how far you’ve come so far. It doesn’t have to be a monumental achievement, but looking back reminds you of your little successes and learnings in your journey. If you want more of that, then you must continue to march forward.
Take One Small Step After Another
You may be feeling stuck right now, not having an idea of what to do next. Most of the time, that’s because you wait for the right timing, you wait for the condition to be perfect for taking action. Inaction is a killer. Instead, what you must do is to take one small step after another.
Manage the small bumps along the road so that they wouldn’t develop into something worse in the future. Make it a habit to move forward and get back on course.
More often than not, when you give too much time to thinking and planning, you can feel more stuck and uncertain. Overthinking makes you think of all the possible negative scenarios, which can lead you to worries and anxiety.
You then start to doubt yourself, and it gets you nowhere! So, stop overthinking about how you will solve a problem that’s stopping you. Banish analysis paralysis, trust your gut feeling a little more, and take the necessary steps.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself
When things aren’t working well for you and how you planned them, you may ask yourself what you did wrong. You make mistakes and you blame yourself for that. However, being too hard on yourself can do more harm than good. Instead, you must learn to forgive yourself.
Accept that there are mishaps that can happen along the way. No one is perfect, not even you! Stop getting angry over small things, forgive yourself, and be at peace with yourself. Whatever it is that you are working to achieve, keep going.
Know that obstacles and hindrances are part of the journey. You will fail not only once but many times, but what matters is that you get up every time.
If you are not failing, you are not trying. You’ll never know when you are going to experience a breakthrough when you give up too easily. When the going gets tough, be tough, and get going too! It’s when you’re about to give up and push through, that miracles happen.
Persevere, take action, and forgive yourself so that you become unstoppable! Before you realize it, you will have achieved your goals and scored unplanned successes as well.
A great many of us have been conditioned not to ‘reach for the stars’, but to accept what we have. We often get confused because it can seem as though we can’t or don’t deserve to be ambitious, because that would make us ungrateful for what we do have.
If we want to be truly happy, and successful in our lives, we need to clear that point of confusion away.
We should and must be grateful for what we have, and for the good things in our lives that have got us to this point.
But being grateful for our now, or any part of it, does not mean we have to accept that this point is the pinnacle. We can improve our lives in any area.
Gratitude does not expunge ambition, it should act as a catalyst for greater achievements that we can be even more grateful for.
If you accept the above rational concept, what is stopping you from achieving what you truly desire? Are you holding yourself back? Don’t waste any more of your life.
Apply all that you have just learnt and chase your dreams. Become unstoppable!