David Goggins Principles

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David Goggins (born February 17, 1975) is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker and author. He is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. He is the former world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours. His self-help memoir, Can’t Hurt Me, was released in 2018.


“To grow in life, you have to be willing to suffer”

“Suffering is the true test in life”

“Build a thick skin, dont be so fucking sensitive”

“All the answers to the test of life are in suffering”

“Do a live autopsy, go back in your brain crack it open and figure out why the scars are there, dont wait until you are dead for an autopsy, do it while you are alive”

“Dong ignore pain, resolve it or it will come back to bite your ass”

“Complacency and confort makes you weak”

“Train for life, both physically and mentally, you have to be ready for the worst moments that will inevitably come”

“Dont live in an external world, go inside yourself”

“Admit your weakness and work on them”

“Turn fear on itself”

“The most important conversation you have in your fucking life is the one you have with yourself”

“You can lie to everyone, but not to yourself”

“If you choose to do something, attack it and go all in”

“Dont try to fit in, honor your differences”

“Create a vision and make it a reality”

“Embrace things that suck and make you better”

“On the other side of suffering is a whole different world, thats where you find yourself”

“The mind has the tactical advantage over you, it knows your fears, insecurities, and darkest deepest lies”

“Life is all about feelings, master them”

“The biggest problem in your life is yourself, dont blame other people”

“Everyone is different, but you must find your own way to overcome yourself ”

“Outwork everyone around you”

“Find your inner strength”

“Face your demons”

“Build yourself up”

“Own your life”

“Seek challenges”

“Push your limits”

“Go into the darkest unresolved moments of your past and fix them one by one”

“Go into the sewers of your life and fix yourself”

“Go to war with yourself”

“Check in with the accountability mirror daily”

“Visualize what you want and make it reality”

“Apply progressive overload to your life”

“Celebrate success with more work, figure out whats next”

“You will feel bad, get over it”

“Purpose trumps motivation”

“Deconstruct things”

“Fulfill your potential”

“Be uncommon amongst the uncommon people”

“Surround yourself with people who tell you the truth”

“Dont be the best amongst average people, dont embrace mediocrity and weakness”

“You gain knowledge through suffering”

“Whenever you think you reached your limit, you are actually at 40% of your capacity”

“Dont have a fucking quitting mind, the mind wants to protect you from pain and uncomfortable feelings, but that is where most joy in life is found”

“I don’t condone bullies, but sometimes they tell you the truth, where you are weak”

“Use your cookie jar in moments of defeat, a collection of your past achievements that will remind you who you are and what you are capable of”

For more info visit www.davidgoggins.com

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