“From the time you take your first breath, you become eligible to die. You also become eligible to find your greatness and become the one warrior” – David Goggins

What is your meaning for the spectrum of emotions, how do you deal with it? Not everyone is happy all the time. Every one of us carries something within and has emotional baggage we cannot just get rid of. How would you adapt to the lows of life? What systems do you use to adapt to excruciating thoughts and sentiments? In the event that you see most of the people, at that point, your coping strategies are probably going to incorporate keeping away from the main happening. Diverting or excusing is a typical method to quit any genuine feeling of what you are going through. Anyway through that, you are causing yourself more torment, later on, psychological disturbance and issues. The solution? You always struggle to figure out how to grasp the highs and lows of life, or to figure out how to be all the more ready to feel the entire range of human feelings.

Dodging or getting away from your private emotions, recollections, and physiological responses can shield you from participating in imperative activities and living your maximum capacity. And if you’re not ready to have something, you will not have it, until you work hard on it. Battling against the lows is just fortifying their impact over you, postponing a point later on when they re-emerge and overpower you. Much the same as when you do whatever it takes not to consider something, you consider it significantly more. But sometimes things can change your lifestyle; the way you think also comes in it.  A person whose motivation was very low a few years ago, but he decided to change that and challenged himself to be the best version of his own self. That person is David Goggins and his self-memoir is Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind And Defy The Odds!

About the Author

Born in 1975, David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker, and author. He is a retired US Navy SEAL and the previous United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party part who served in the Iraq War. Goggins has been open about encountering racism during his initial life. As a six-year-old, Goggins worked with his family at his dad’s skate arena, Skateland. During his gap from the Air Force and enrolling in the Navy, Goggins filled in as a pest fumigator. Goggins served his time in TACP until 1999 and left the United States Air Force.

Goggins succeeded to graduate in 2001 and was relegated to SEAL Team FIVE. Goggins served in Iraq. In 2004, Goggins moved on from Army Ranger School with the differentiation of accomplishing “Top Honor Man.” As a motivational speaker, Goggins travels and addresses sports groups. He has addressed competitors from proficient groups, including the Atlanta Hawks and the Seattle Seahawks, just as university competitors from the Alabama, Tennessee, and Michigan college football programs.

His self-help memoir, Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, was released on December 4, 2018. In the book, he refers to the 40% rule, his belief that most of us only tap into 40% of our capabilities.

The Book In Review – Can’t Hurt Me By David Goggins

The book’s subtitle is “Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds,” and there is no one better on this planet to teach this very sentence than David.

It’s an incredible journey of self-transformation and becoming something one doesn’t think he would. Who doesn’t love that? But the journey is so difficult and told so fearlessly and in-depth, that even though you have had read many books on people’s journey’s of self-transformation and self-healing and for motivation, but this book stands above the rest for genuine reasons.

David Goggins

The Element of You are Important!

The book amazingly describes how “You” are important. From the very first page to the last page. The book only describes and motivates you to become you, and to test your limits beyond everything, beyond every hurdle. It’s about the potential of the reader. To have the will and the unending ability to transcend false boundaries, push ourselves beyond our limits, and achieve greatness in life.

Own the Truth of your Imperfections

No one is perfect in this world and has baggage with themselves. David Goggins shared how he and his mother moved out from their home to escape from his abusive father, he talked about his family and how as a kid he faced racism bullying, and how he used to mask all of this as his insecurities. But now, David openly accepts it and gives everybody the motivation to accept that entire burden and push all of it away. He proclaims that one should always follow the path of ultimate resistance and be brutally honest with yourself in this journey because you cannot tell lies to yourself.

Do All the Things that Make You Uncomfortable

David Goggins also discusses pulling out of military training because of clinical reasons. Determined to have sickle cell infection, he had the decision of remaining focused on his training. Confronted with the primary deterrent that came to his direction, he utilized the reason to stop. David stated, the reminder of having dropped out from Pararescue school discouraged him. Later he sees a commercial for turning into a Navy Seal and understands that there can be answers in torment. David clarifies you should accomplish something that makes you awkward or uncomfortable in any way and something that you would prefer not to do each day.

 David Goggins

Build A Jar of Your Accomplishments

Always give yourself credit and offer yourself a metaphorical cookie, whenever you achieve something. David says, “In the most painful times of my life, I saw the most beauty.” He said there is a place called a Cookie Jar, where you put all your accomplishments documented. And whenever you need any motivation you can just open that jar and take out something from it and be motivated to shine again. The purpose is to remind you that based on past victories…nothing is impossible.

The ife experiences of David Goggins greatly inspire anyone as a leader to continue to challenge their limits. He reminds us to be bold in setting clear vision and goals and to not stop until every goal is achieved.  The book “Can’t Hurt Me” is definitely a solid kick to help push your mental boundaries and help you realize your true potential.


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