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David Goggin Biography

  • Full name: David Goggins
  • February 17, 1975 in Buffalo, New York
  • David Goggins is marathon runner, cyclist, motivational speaker, author, and retired Navy Seal. He began is military career in the late 1990s. He was part of the United States Air Force for five years. After he left, he completed the BUD/S Training and became a United States Navy Seal. During his service, several of his friends died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan and this prompted him to began his career in long-distance running to raise money for Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
  • Throughout the years, Doggins has completed several marathons, like the Bad Water-135 Ultramarathon and Furance Creek-508. He has also has created a career as a motivational speaker, mainly for sports teams and athletes. In 2018, he published his self help memoir entitled, "Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds."

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You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Callus your mind through pain and suffering.”

— David Goggins

In order for me to be the person that I wanted to become, I saw myself as the weakest person (that God) ever created. I wanted to change that into being the hardest man ever created.

— David Goggins

The only person who was going to turn my life around was me. The only way I could get turned around was to put myself through the worst things possible that a human being could ever endure.

— David Goggins

As humans, we’re reading books everyday to try to figure out how to be someone else. What we don’t do is go inside, turn ourselves inside out, and read our own story. You have to look inside to find out what you really want.

— David Goggins

The only way that you’re ever going to get to the other side of this journey is by suffering. You have to suffer in order to grow. Some people get it, some people don’t.

— David Goggins

Somewhere in your life, there’s going to be a point where you have a decision to make. You’re going to have to choose between taking the easy route and the hard route. A lot of people take the easy route and they have a good life that way. But, the better life was by taking the hard route. You may have 20 years of pain and suffering to try and get past it, but a lot of us die before truly starting our journey.

— David Goggins

You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.

— David Goggins

Life is a battle between trying to find more of yourself knowing that the real you is afraid, likes comfort, likes to be patted on the back, and doing what you need to do together better.

— David Goggins

The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth.

— David Goggins

The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today.

— David Goggins

Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.

— David Goggins

Self-talk and visualization are the two keys to my success.

— David Goggins

Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.

— David Goggins

When you look in the mirror, that’s the one person that you cannot lie to.

— David Goggins

We all want to take this four lane highway, but we always step over the shovel. All I did was pick up that shovel and made my own path.

— David Goggins

Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?

— David Goggins

Everybody wants a quick fix. You may get results, but they won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer.

— David Goggins

A warrior is a guy that goes ‘I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day.’ It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.

— David Goggins

You’re gonna fail, you’re gonna be in your head, and you’re gonna be saying I’m not good enough. It’s about how you overcome that.

— David Goggins

It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.

— David Goggins

You’re not going to find greatness by looking in a book or by listening to me. I may give you the spark, but you’ve got to go inside yourself to find it.

— David Goggins

Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.

— David Goggins

You will never learn from people if you always tap dance around the truth.

— David Goggins

Most of this generation quits the second they get talked to. It’s so easy to be great nowadays because most people are just weak, If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline – the ability to not want to do it, but still do it – you’ll be successful.

— David Goggins

The reason why I put myself through the things I hate doing is because I am callusing my mind. Im training for life so that when something tragic happens in my life, I don’t fall apart. I’m training my mind, my body, my spirit so its all one so that I can handle whatever life is going to throw at me.

— David Goggins

The mind is the most powerful thing in the world. The mind has capabilities that are so unknown, and being able to tap into that is on the other side of suffering.

— David Goggins

They see me now as the guy who can do 4,000 pull-ups in 24 hours, but what they don’t understand is the journey that got me to this point. Before this, I was the exact opposite of the person I am today.

— David Goggins

The more things you can do to get outside of that zone that makes you feel good, the stronger your mind is going to get. It starts getting used to doing shit like this. It’s not fun, but now my mind is used to it.

— David Goggins

At the end of the day, hard work may not be enough. You still may fail. But you keep going out there and go after it.

— David Goggins

Everyday you’re trying to find more of what you’re capable of – and that’s the big question. What are you capable of? Stop doing the things that you do every day. If you run everyday, go swim.

— David Goggins

We like to live our lives on social media with lies about ourselves about how great we are… Get to the source! Fix the problem.

— David Goggins

If you ever tell me that I can’t do something, I’m going to let you know, in some way, that I am going to do it.

— David Goggins

We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills – hard work, dedication, sacrifice – that will set you apart.

— David Goggins

We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.

— David Goggins

Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.

— David Goggins

Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.

— David Goggins

Always be willing to embrace ignorance, because that is the only way to expand your body of knowledge and body of work. It’s the only way to expand your mind.

— David Goggins

Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.

— David Goggins

There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.

— David Goggins

There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.

— David Goggins

There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.

— David Goggins

There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.

— David Goggins

There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.

— David Goggins

Before you open your mouth and criticise someone, think about how you would feel if you were the person you were criticising.

— David Goggins

It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.

— David Goggins

Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.

— David Goggins

Be true to whoever or whatever you are and wear it like a badge of honour. Fit in with one person and one person only: yourself.

— David Goggins

It’s about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how a story ends.

— David Goggins

Life is a battle between trying to find more of yourself knowing that the real you is afraid, likes comfort, likes to be patted on the back, and doing what you need to do to get better.

— David Goggins

The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.

— David Goggins
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