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  1. “Fear is my ultimate guide.” – David Goggins
  2. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.” – David Goggins
  3. “It’s time to go to war with yourself.” – David Goggins
  4. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” – David Goggins
  5. “Become a man who detests mediocrity.” – David Goggins
  6. “If you choose to do something, attack it.” – David Goggins
  7. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” – David Goggins

  8. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins
  9. “Self-talk and visualization are two keys to my success.” – David Goggins
  10. “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.” – David Goggins

  11. “Everyday do something that makes you uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

  12. “If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself.” – David Goggins
  13. “Say no to the little bi*** in your mind trying to stop you.” – David Goggins

  14. “I’m all about callusing the mind. Do something that su***.” – David Goggins

  15. “We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.” – David Goggins
  16. “It’s so easy to be great nowadays because everyone else is weak.”– David Goggins
  17. “You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period.”– David Goggins

  18. “Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.” – David Goggins
  19. “The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized.” – David Goggins

  20. “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.” – David Goggins

  21. “The pain that you will endure is measured by how bad you want it.” – David Goggins

  22. “The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.” – David Goggins
  23. “What are you going to do today to change who you see in the mirror?” – David Goggins

  24. “Seeds burst from the inside out in a self-destructive ritual of new life.” – David Goggins

  25. “Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.” – David Goggins

  26. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.” – David Goggins

  27. “If they dislike you, make them dislike you even more by being the best!” – David Goggins

  28. “Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility.” – David Goggins
  29. “When you look in the mirror, that’s the one person that you cannot lie to.” – David Goggins

  30. “You will never learn from people if you always tap dance around the truth.” – David Goggins

  31. “Do something that su*** every single day of your life that is how you grow.” – David Goggins

  32. “There is no shortcut. There is no hack. There is only one way. So get after it.” – David Goggins

  33. “When you think you’re done, you’re only 40 percent of your body’s capability.” – David Goggins

  34. “Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” – David Goggins
  35. “There is no better way to grow as a person than to do everyday something you hate.” – David Goggins
  36. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?” – David Goggins

  37. “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.” – David Goggins

  38. “If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.” – David Goggins

  39. “When you finally become proud of yourself, you have no room to become jealous of others.” – David Goggins
  40. “You gotta start your journey. It may su**, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.” – David Goggins

  41. “Success is based on your willingness to work your a** off no matter what obstacles are in your way.” – David Goggins

  42. “Don’t worry about the elements around you and what’s going on. You gotta get out there and get it.” – David Goggins

  43. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” – David Goggins

  44. “Comfort zones: If you like in one too long… that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

  45. “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

  46. “If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” – David Goggins

  47. “The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth.” – David Goggins

  48. “Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.” – David Goggins

  49. “Most people who doubt you, doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.” – David Goggins

  50. “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

  51. “True willpower. I’m going to (expletive) fail, I’m going to (expletive) fail, I’m going to (expletive) fail, and I will succeed.” – David Goggins

  52. “Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.” – David Goggins

  53. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” – David Goggins

  54. “Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.” – David Goggins

  55. “If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do. Do the things that no-one is even thinking about doing.” – David Goggins

  56. “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

  57. “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

  58. “If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” – David Goggins

  59. “Living a life avoiding failure does only one thing for you: it never gives you the opportunity to see what you are truly capable of.” – David Goggins

  60. “Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re f***ing nuts.” – David Goggins

  61. “A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering. That’s the real growth in life.” – David Goggins

  62. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins

  63. “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

  64. “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

  65. “People take classes on self-help, mental toughness, breathing control — the only way to get tougher is to put yourself in hellacious situations.” – David Goggins

  66. “My happiness is my reflection on the suffering during my journey and knowing that I never quit nor was I guided by anybody on this earth.” – David Goggins

  67. “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

  68. “The human body can withstand and accomplish a hell of a lot more than what most of us think possible, and that it all begins and ends in the mind.” – David Goggins

  69. “When you’re mind is telling you that you’re done, that you’re exhausted, that you cannot possibly go any further, you’re only actually 40% done.” – David Goggins

  70. “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

  71. “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

  72. “Read a record number of books in a given month. If you’re focused on intellectual growth, train yourself to study harder and longer than ever before.” – David Goggins

  73. “We have the ability to go in such a space, if you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” – David Goggins

  74. “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 f***ing p**sy.” – David Goggins

  75. “If you’re not physically and mentally prepared for what life is going to throw at you, then you’re just going to crumble, And then, you’re no good to nobody.” – David Goggins

  76. “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

  77. “We live in a world with lot of insecure, jealous people. Some of them are our best friends. They are blood relatives. Failure terrifies them. So does our success.” – David Goggins

  78. “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

  79. “The brain always quits before the body does. Once the mind knows you are not going to quit something, it’s gonna try to find more, it’s gonna try to give you more.” – David Goggins

  80. “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, Can’t Hurt Me

  81. “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

  82. “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

  83. “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

  84. “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

  85. “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

  86. “If I never turned myself inside out. I never would have known the capabilities of the human mind. Don’t let fear, low self-esteem and the negative voices around you hold you back from your true destiny.” – David Goggins

  87. “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 things like this. It’s not fun, but now my mind is used to it.” – David Goggins

  88. “We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones […] Because its the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole f***ing forest down.” – David Goggins

  89. “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.” – David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

  90. “It’s like a muscle – If you stop going to the gym or stop running, you get weak. The military teaches you these great values, but we don’t keep up the discipline on our own, and we lose it. So wherever you go, keep that discipline up.”– David Goggins

  91. “Life is not going to pick us up when we fall. There will be forks in the road, knives in your f***ing back, mountains to climb, and we are only capable of living up to the image we create for ourselves. Prepare yourself!” – David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

  92. “Most of us sweep our failures and evil secrets under the rug, but when we run into problems, that rug gets lifted up, and our darkness re-emerges, floods our soul, and influences the decisions which determine our character.” – David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

  93. “When you’re exhausted, weak, and tired and everyone around you looks just as bad as you or even worse – that’s the perfect time for you to make a statement. You let everyone around you know that when their life ends, that’s when yours begins.” – David Goggins

  94. “Very few people know how the bottom feels, but I do. It’s like quicksand. It grabs you, su*** you under, and won’t let go. When life is like that it’s easy to drift and continue to make the same comfortable choices that are killing you, over and over again.” – David Goggins

  95. “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

  96. “Every time I get ‘poppy pants’ or the ‘woe is me’ mentality or I start to think ‘Man, life su***’, I go into my cookie jar and pull out a memory to remind myself that I am a (expletive) bada**. I put it back in the cookie jar and remember who the fu** I really am.” – David Goggins

  97. “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

  98. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mold us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart, is that when we fail, we can’t sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.” – David Goggins

  99. “Every morning in our lives, we have a choice to make. You have the choice to stay in bed and say ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work out today.’ or ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work hard today.’ That’s your choice that you make every single day of your life. Make the right decision.” – David Goggins

  100. “Everybody wants a quick fix like 6-minute abs – you may get some results from it, but those results won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer. You have to make that a tattoo on your brain so that when the hard time comes again, you don’t forget it.” – David Goggins

  101. “The reason why I put myself through the things I hate doing is because I am callusing my mind. I’m 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 it’s all one so that I can handle whatever life is going to throw at me.” – David Goggins

  102. “It doesn’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 deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn!” – David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

  103. “Visualization will never compensate for work undone. You cannot visualize lies. All the strategies I employ to answer the simple questions and win the mind game are only effective because I put in work. It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self-discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day, but if you do, you’ll find that at the other end of that suffering is a whole other life just waiting for you.” – David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

  104. “I’m different than most people… when I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s all as if my Journey is everlasting and there is no finish line.”“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

  105. “My work ethic is the single most important factor in all of my accomplishments. Everything else is secondary. To me, a forty-hour work week is a 40 percent effort. It may be satisfactory, but that’s another word for mediocrity. Don’t settle for a forty-hour work week. There are 168 hours in a week! That means you have the hours to put in that extra time at work without skimping on your exercise. It means streamlining your nutrition, spending quality time with your wife and kids. It means scheduling your life like you’re on a twenty-four-hour mission every single day.”– David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me


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