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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
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“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, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn!”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training,”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“No one is going to come help you. No one's coming to save you.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“It's a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“We live in a world with a lot of insecure, jealous people. Some of them are our best friends. They are blood relatives. Failure terrifies them. So does our success. Because when we transcend what we once thought possible, push our limits, and become more, our light reflects off all the walls they’ve built up around them. Your light enables them to see the contours of their own prison, their own self-limitations. But if they are truly the great people you always believed them to be, their jealousy will evolve, and soon their imagination might hop its fence, and it will be their turn to change for the better.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones. Think of your small accomplishments as kindling. When you want a bonfire, you don’t start by lighting a big log. You collect some witch’s hair—a small pile of hay or some dry, dead grass. You light that, and then add small sticks and bigger sticks before you feed your tree stump into the blaze. Because it’s the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole fucking forest down.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Heraclitus, a philosopher born in the Persian Empire back in the fifth century BC, had it right when he wrote about men on the battlefield. “Out of every one hundred men,” he wrote, “ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior…”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize, so you don’t die a fucking pussy.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“From then on, I brainwashed myself into craving discomfort. If it was raining, I would go run. Whenever it started snowing, my mind would say, Get your fucking running shoes on. Sometimes I wussed out and had to deal with it at the Accountability Mirror. But facing that mirror, facing myself, motivated me to fight through uncomfortable experiences, and, as a result, I became tougher. And being tough and resilient helped me meet my goals.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you're fucking nuts.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“The Buddha famously said that life is suffering. I’m not a Buddhist, but I know what he meant and so do you. To exist in this world, we must contend with humiliation, broken dreams, sadness, and loss.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“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, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. It’s the same reason why you have to do your best work when you are the least motivated. That’s why I loved PT in BUD/S and why I still love it today. Physical challenges strengthen my mind so I’m ready for whatever life throws at me, and it will do the same for you.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“I don't stop when I'm tired. I stop when I'm done”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“Always be willing to embrace ignorance and become the dumb fuck in the classroom again, 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, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“like the Taoists say, those that know don’t speak, and those who speak, well, they don’t know jack shit.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“You are giving up instead of getting hard! Tell the truth about the real reasons for your limitations and you will turn that negativity, which is real, into jet fuel. Those odds stacked against you will become a damn runway!”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“If you want to be one of the few to defy those trends in our ever-softening society, you will have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity, which requires an open mind.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“it’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you,”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“By the time I graduated, I knew that the confidence I’d managed to develop didn’t come from a perfect family or God-given talent. It came from personal accountability which brought me self respect, and self respect will always light a way forward.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“When you think that you are done, you're only 40% in to what your body's capable of doing. That's just the limits that we put on ourselves.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
“The Buddha famously said that life is suffering. I’m not a Buddhist, but I know what he meant and so do you. To exist in this world, we must contend with humiliation, broken dreams, sadness, and loss. That’s just nature. Each specific life comes with its own personalized portion of pain. It’s coming for you. You can’t stop it. And you know it.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

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